Postgame breakdown: Georgia Tech

CLEMSON - CUTigers hands out players of the game and breaks down Wednesday night's 87-62 win over Georgia Tech.

Jerai Grant continued his run of solid play with 20 points, eight rebounds and two blocks.

The senior has scored in double-digits in each of the Tigers' last 10 games.

Coming into the night, Grant was first on the school's field goal percentage list with a career mark of .611. He went 5-for-6 from the field against Georgia Tech.

"We have good players. When you give us the freedom to execute and do what we need to do to score, I think it makes us that much better," he said.

Mfon Udofia played 28 minutes off the bench and led the team with 14 points. He also had a game-high four steals, nearly half of the Yellow Jackets' 11.

Head coach Paul Hewitt said his team needs to play better on the defensive end.

"In the first half, we played really good defense. We just couldn't keep it up," he said.

With the final buzzer of the first half sounding, all in one motion, Bryan Narcisse grabbed the rebound from Tanner Smith's missed desperation 3-pointer and hit a reverse layup. The play gave Clemson a 34-33 lead, and the momentum going into the second half.

"To think of that kind of effort," Brownell said, "I had to yell at him, to tell him to get inside. I think he and Devin [Booker] were fighting to see who was going to set the ball screen.

"That's an incredibly athletic, competitive play."

Clemson missed 19 shots all night.

The Tigers hit 27-of-39 from the field, 11-of-14 from behind the 3-point line and 22-of-26 at the free-throw line.

"It feels great to win a game like this in the ACC. You never take any game in the ACC for granted, because even the teams at the bottom of the ACC are a tough game," said Andre Young, who went 3-for-5 from the perimeter. "We're really happy with this win. We want to keep on improving."

As high as Clemson is flying right now, Brad Brownell hates that his team will have almost a full week off between games.

Up next is a trip to North Carolina. And any Clemson fan worth their merit knows what that means.

Fifty-four trips to Chapel Hill, 54 losses.

Surely Brownell and company are hoping they saved some shots for next Tuesday's trip to the Dean Dome.

The Tigers' first-year head coach downplayed the program's lack of success on the road against the Tar Heels.

"Our players haven't been part of that for very long. I haven't been a part of it all, from this standpoint," Brownell said. "We're just playing the kids that are in the North Carolina uniforms this year. That's all we're worried about." Top Stories