Clemson came into Atlanta looking to continue a three game winning streak, but that came to a screeching halt Tuesday night. The Yellow Jackets 68-59 win also broke the Tigers five game winning streak in the series.
With the loss, the Tigers fell to 14-13 overall and 8-9 in the ACC. Meanwhile Georgia Tech evened it’s record at 14-14 overall and is now 8-9 in the ACC.
Aamir Simms led Clemson with 23 points, and also had 5 rebounds and 2 assists. Al-Amir Dawes and Hunter Tyson were the other two Tigers in double figures, pitching in 10 points each.
Jose Alvarado led the way for Georgia Tech with 19 points. He also had 3 boards and 2 assists. Michael Devoe added 14, and Moses Wright had 10 for the Jackets.
The Tigers just couldn’t hang onto the ball, sometimes looking like they were trying to hold onto a greased pig. This was a huge factor in the game as Clemson ended up with 17 turnovers.
The Tigers also came crashing back down to earth as it pertains to shooting the ball. After having one of their highest field goal percentages in history at Boston College, they ended up shooting 41.4% (24 of 58) from the field, which isn’t bad on the surface. Going 2-20 from behind the three point line is what killed them.
The Tigers now return home for a must win game against a red hot FSU team (24-4 overall, 14-3 ACC) that sits atop the conference. This one tips off at 2pm and will be televised on RSN.