by: Colin Cody
THE FLATS – Georgia Tech men’s basketball used a first-half 16-0 run to pull out to an double-digit lead and never trailed again, defeating Clemson 69-64 in Atlantic Coast Conference basketball on Saturday afternoon at McCamish Pavilion.
The Yellow Jackets (10-12, 3-8 ACC) were once again staunch on defense — holding the Tigers (12-10, 4-7 ACC) to just 20 points in the opening half — but it would be their bench’s 37 points of offense that loomed large over the game.
Tech was led by Deivon Smith, who turned in an impressive all-around performance in 16 points, eight rebounds and six assists. Also finishing in double digits was Jordan Usher (13), and Miles Kelly, who finished with a season-high 10. Michael Devoe was held to just three points on the day, but dished out five assists in the effort.
Tech forced Clemson into 18 turnovers and scored 23 points from them, and held the Tigers to 41.4 percent from the floor, 6-of-24 from three-point range.
Clemson was led by two 18-point scorers and Al-Amir Dawes and PJ Hall.
Georgia Tech returns to the road to play at Miami on Wednesday, Feb. 9. Tipoff is scheduled for 7 p.m. and will be broadcast live on the ACC’s Regional Sports Networks.
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ATLANTA, Ga. (WJBF) – Vernon Jones announced his withdrawal in the race for Governor and announced his plan to run for Congress Monday. Jones says he will be supporting David Perdue for Governor.
COLUMBIA COUNTY, Georgia (WJBF) – A Columbia County man has been arrested and indicted on the charge of felony murder by a grand jury for the death, which allegedly resulted from the distribution of Fentanyl.
According to the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office, Colin James Magill, 30, of Grovetown, GA, was arrested Friday, February 4th, following an investigation into the death of 28-year-old Alex King from Martinez, which happened on July 19th, 2020.
Monday, February 7, 2022- Today is the first day of severe weather preparedness week for the state of Georgia. This week goes from February 7th to 11th with a statewide tornado drill happening at 9AM on Wednesday. Today’s topic is on what YOU can do before severe weather strikes, and during the event.
Before severe weather, make sure you know the risks, be prepared, and be an example in your community. Also stay informed by following WJBF on air, online, and on the app. It’s great to have a NOAA weather radio as well to give you warnings. Have a plan ready for at home, work, school, and outdoors, along with an emergency kit ready to go.