Georgia Tech falls short of comeback in overtime loss to Clemson


The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets began their game against the Clemson Tigers on the wrong side of a 20-2 run, that turned into a 35-16 deficit at the half. But the Yellow Jackets would mount a furious comeback, outscoring the Tigers 44-25 in the second half only to lose 70-63 in overtime.

Marcus Georges-Hunt was once again the lead man for Georgia Tech in this one, scoring 20 points and coming one rebound shy of a double-double. He was also crucial to the second-half turnaround, scoring 15 of his points during that period, while Tadric Jackson stepped his game up as well.

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After a first half that saw Jackson shoot 0-for-4 from the floor with just one point and a pair of turnovers, Jackson went 4-for-6 (and 2-of-4 from 3) from the field, scored 11 points and added three rebounds.

Still, while those performances lead the Jackets to overtime, it wasn’t enough to top the Tigers and Rod Hall and Jaron Blossomgame–who combined for six points in overtime to help Clemson grab its 16th win of the season and hand Tech its 17th loss.

Blossomgame scored a team-high 19 points after a 7-for-11 shooting display and nine rebounds, while Hall scored 15 after making 5-of-9 and adding four assists.

In overtime, Tech’s offense looked a lot like it did during the first half, and the Jackets made just one of their 10 shot attempts. With this loss, the Jackets are now on a three-game losing streak with a rematch against North Carolina in their final game of the ACC schedule this Tuesday.