Clemson Basketball Travels to UGA

The Tigers look to rebound from two close home losses to SEC opponents when they play UGA in Athens Tuesday evening.

The Clemson Tigers (7-4) travel to Athens, GA, to take on the Georgia Bulldogs (5-3) on Tuesday. Going into their final non-conference game, Clemson just finished a five-game homestand in which they finished 3-2, with two tough losses coming to other SEC teams Alabama (50-51) and South Carolina (59-65).

Clemson projected starters:
  • PG Avry Holmes
  • SG Jordan Roper
  • SF Donte Grantham
  • PF Jaron Blossomgame
  • C Sidy Djitte
Landry Nnoko is currently the only player in the ACC to have 5+ blocks in 3 games (2.6 blocks per 11 games, 2nd in ACC).
Georgia currently has three players averaging double-figure scoring; Yante Maten (16.9 points), J.J. Frazier (16.0 points) and Kenny Gaines (13.4 points).
The Bulldogs lead the series history 56-24. The Tigers won the last meeting in 2006, 75-60 at Littlejohn Coliseum.

Watch: The game is being televised on SEC Network on Tuesday at 6:00 PM ET.

TIGER TRACKS

• Clemson forward Jaron Blossomgame and Georgia guard Kenny Gaines were teammates together for the Georgia Stars on the AAU circuit.

• Blossomgame posted his second double-double of the season against South Carolina with 17 points and 11 rebounds. He now needs just five rebounds to reach 500 for his career.

• Donte Grantham posted 16 points last time out, his high point total since a 22-point outing against Rutgers on November 25. Grantham hit four three-pointers. It was the first time he made three or more in a game the Tigers lost.

• Landry Nnoko blocked five shots against South Carolina, the third time this season he has had at least five in a game. Nnoko needs eight to pass Sharrod Ford and tie former teammate K.J. McDaniels for seventh place in Clemson history (178) for career blocks.

• The Tigers lead the ACC and are 18th among 351 NCAA Division I teams with 6.1 blocks per game. Blossomgame has 19 on the season to rank among the ACC’s leaders as well.

• Tuesday’s game is the first in a home-and-home series with Georgia. The Tigers are slated to open the renovated Littlejohn in 2016-17 with a matchup against the Bulldogs.


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