Georgia Tech (8-11, 1-8 ACC) vs. #19 Clemson (16-4, 8-1 ACC)
THE FLATS – Georgia Tech plays its first road game in two weeks Tuesday night, traveling to 19th-ranked Clemson to face the Tigers in a 9 p.m. contest at Littlejohn Coliseum.
Tech (8-11, 1-8 ACC) looks to snap a five-game losing streak against the ACC’s first-place team, who defeated the Yellow Jackets, 79-66, back on Dec. 21 in Atlanta. Tech’s only win came over No. 12 Miami, 76-70, on Jan. 4, and since then has lost to Florida State (75-64), Notre Dame (73-72 in overtime), Pittsburgh (71-60), NC State (78-66) and Syracuse (80-63). The Jackets sit a game out of last place in the conference standings.
Clemson (16-4, 8-1 ACC), off to one of its best starts in its ACC history, holds a one-game lead in the conference over Virginia and a two-game lead over four other teams. The Tigers, who sustained their first ACC loss last Tuesday at Wake Forest, rebounded Saturday with a slim 51-50 win over Virginia Tech. Clemson is 11-0 at home this season, including a 5-0 mark in conference games.
Tuesday’s game will be televised live on the ACC Network, with a live stream of the broadcast available on the ESPN app. Radio coverage is on the Georgia Tech Sports Network by Legends Sports and flagship station 680 the Fan (680 AM/93.7 FM), and also on satellite radio (SiriusXM channel 384, SXM app 974).
- Georgia Tech plays three of its next four games on the road. The Yellow Jackets are home Saturday against Duke, then travel to Louisville and NC State next week.
- The last three meetings between Tech and Clemson at Littlejohn Coliseum have been decided by a total of eight points. The game-winning winning points were scored with 15, 1 and 14 seconds on the clock, respectively.
- Tech is 1-1 this season against AP top-25 teams, having defeated No. 12 Miami and falling to No. 13 Virginia. There are no other top 25 teams remaining on the Yellow Jackets’ schedule after Clemson.
- Tech leads the ACC in three-point defense, allowing 29.2 percent from distance this season in all games.
- Tech leads the ACC in bench scoring, its reserves contributing 22.2 points per game this season. The bench has provided 30 or more points six times this season, and has outscored its opponents’ reserves in 12 of 19 games.
- Tech has used nine different starting lineups this season. Nine Yellow Jackets have started at least two games, and eight of them have started a minimum of seven times.
- Sophomore guard Miles Kelly leads Tech…