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Heath, Cox Lead @GTMBK Over Clemson, 63-52

Feb. 16, 2015

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ATLANTA (AP) Josh Heath scored a career-high 14 points and Demarco Cox added 12 to lead Georgia Tech to a 63-52 victory over Clemson.

The Yellow Jackets (12-14, 3-11 Atlantic Coast Conference) had lost four of five before the win Monday night.

Jaron Blossomgame and Austin Ajukwa each finished with 10 points for Clemson (15-11, 7-7). The Tigers have dropped three of four.

In a matchup of offensively challenged teams – Clemson was ranked No. 295 nationally and Georgia Tech No. 237 in scoring – the Tigers began the game 1 for 9 on 3-pointers before Damarcus Harrison’s trey made it 32-all with 12:14 remaining.

Less than 8 minutes later, the Jackets led by 18 after Marcus Georges-Hunt hit a 3.

Clemson cut the lead to nine points three times over the next 3 minutes, but after Travis Jorgenson’s free throw made it 59-49 with 1:12 remaining, the Tigers trailed by double digits the rest of the game.

Jordan Roper, who scored in double figures in six of last seven games for Clemson, finished with six points and went 0 for 4 beyond the arc.

Georges-Hunt had 11 points and Robert Sampson pulled down 10 rebounds for the Jackets, who outscored the Tigers 40-20 in the paint.

Heath, a reserve guard, hit a layup high off the backboard to make it 56-45 and hit a pair of free throws in the final minute to help secure the victory.

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