CLEMSON, SC – Clemson got 17 points and seven rebounds from PJ Hall, while Brevin Galloway scored 14 points in a 72-51 win over Georgia Tech on Tuesday at Littlejohn Coliseum. Hunter Tyson added 12 points and eight rebounds.
True freshman Chauncey Wiggins also scored 12 points for No. 24 Clemson on 5-of-7 shooting, including 2-for-3 from three-point range.
The win was the Tigers’ ninth straight loss in ACC play and the program’s best start in conference play.
The win puts Clemson at 15.Th The program’s longest streak in Littlejohn’s streak was 15 games in 2011. It is from March 1, 2017 to February 18, 2018. The longest hitting streak in Clemson history is 29 games dating back to January 7th. 1989-December 15, 1991
Clemson finished the night shooting 53 percent from the field, including 9-of-20 shooting from three-point range.
Defensively, the Tigers held Georgia Tech to 34 percent shooting overall. The Yellow Jackets were just 4-of-23 from three-point range.
Galloway scored 12 first-half points to give the Tigers a 37-28 halftime lead. Clemson shot 50 percent from the field in the opening 20 minutes, including 5-of-10 from behind the arc.
The Tigers (17-4, 9-1 ACC) led by as many as 13 points, 23-10, in the first half. That was followed by Wiggins’ jumper with 10:23 to play in the half.
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Tyson opened the game with a three-pointer and then Galloway followed with back-to-back threes. Clemson led 12-0 before Tech scored its first point at 16:44 of the half.
The Yellow Jackets (8-12, 1-9 ACC) cut the lead to three points, 25-22, with 6:08 to play in the first half, but couldn’t get any closer.
Clemson led by 21 points in the second half, 72-51, as they ended the season sweep of the Jackets.
Game Status: The win gives the 2022-’23 Tigers sole possession of the best 10-game start in conference play in program history. The previous record was set by the 1951-52 Tigers, who played in the Southern Conference and were off to an 8-2 start led by reigning ACC Player of the Year Horace Grant.
Damage Update: Point guard Chase Hunter missed his third straight game after suffering an ankle injury against Duke on Jan. 14. Chase’s younger brother, Dillian Hunter, started in his place. Guard Alex Hemenway missed his ninth straight game with an injury.
Player of the game: Brewin made back-to-back three-pointers, including one that Galloway converted into a four-point lead. That gave Clemson a 10-0 lead at the time. Galloway finished the night with 14 points on 5-of-10 shooting from behind the arc.
Key moment: The Tigers opened the game on a 12-0 run with back-to-back three-pointers from Hunter Tyson and Brevin Galloway.
Next: Clemson plays at Florida State on Saturday at 5 p.m. The game will be televised by ACNN.
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