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Men's pregame: Clemson vs. Georgia Tech

WHEN: 8 p.m.

WHERE: Littlejohn Coliseum, Clemson

TV: None

RADIO: ESPN 93.1 FM

RECORDS: Clemson 20-8, 8-6 ACC; Georgia Tech 19-9, 7-7

COACHES: Oliver Purnell (137-85 in seventh season at Clemson, 393-276 in 22nd season overall); Paul Hewitt (173-140 in 10th season at Georgia Tech, 239-168 in 13th season overall)

WHAT TO WATCH FOR

Clemson will need to do a better job containing Georgia Tech's forward combo of Derrick Favors and Gani Lawal, who totaled 33 points and 24 rebounds in the first meeting - a 66-64 Georgia Tech victory in Atlanta. The Tigers shot 33 percent in their victory Sunday against Florida State, and a repeat of that performance could spell trouble because the Yellow Jackets rank second in the ACC in field-goal percentage defense (.375).

PROJECTED STARTERS

TIGERS

POS. HGT. NAME PPG

G 6-2 Demontez Stitt 10.6

G 6-5 Tanner Smith 9.1

C 6-8 Jerai Grant 6.9

F/G 6-6 David Potter 6.9

F 6-7 Trevor Booker 15.4

YELLOW JACKETS

POS. HGT. NAME PPG

G 6-5 Iman Shumpert 9.2

G 6-5 Glen Rice 4.6

F 6-6 D'Andre Bell 6.2

F 6-9 Gani Lawal 13.9

F 6-10 Derrick Favors 11.5

BOTTOM LINE

A victory would guarantee Clemson a winning record in the ACC - and likely lock up a berth in the NCAA tournament. With so much to play for, it's difficult to imagine the Tigers stumbling on Senior Night.

- From Staff Reports

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