ATLANTA (AP)PJ Hall scored 25 points and grabbed 10 rebounds as Clemson rolled to a 79-66 victory over Georgia Tech on Wednesday night.
Clemson (10-3, 2-0 Atlantic Coast Conference) has won six of its last seven games since its 74-71 loss to then No. 25 Iowa at the Emerald Coast Classic on Nov. 25.
Hall was 12 of 18 from the field, has scored 20-plus points in four of his last six games and collected his fourth career double-double. Brevin Galloway, Hunter Tyson and Chase Hunter added 14 points apiece for Clemson, which shot 50% (31 of 62) from the floor. Galloway and Tyson made all five of the Tigers’ 3-pointers.
Miles Kelly scored 17 points for Georgia Tech (7-5, 0-2). Kyle Sturdivant added 14 points and Jalon Moore had 12 points and nine rebounds.
Back-to-back 3-pointers from Galloway stretched the Tigers’ lead to 62-40 with 9:44 remaining. Georgia Tech pulled within 12 points with 1:16 to play but didn’t get closer.
Clemson took the lead for good at the 12:30 mark of the first half and led 40-26 at the break. The Tigers shot 17 of 31 (55%) with 28 points coming from the paint. Hall had 14 points on 7-of-10 shooting.
Clemson hosts North Carolina State on Dec. 30. Georgia Tech, which has lost three of its last four games, plays at home against No. 6 Virginia on New Year’s Eve.
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