ATLANTA — Three Georgia Tech players scored more than 20 points and the Yellow Jackets routed No. 20 Clemson 83-65 in an Atlantic Coast Conference fixture on Wednesday night. Michael Devoe, Moses Wright, and Jordan Usher chipped all scored over 20 points in the victory.
Devoe paced Georgia Tech with 22 points, including all six of his 3-pointers to go with six assists, four steals, and four rebounds, while shooting 8 of 12 overall from the floor.
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“When that first one goes in, and they keep going in, it’s like throwing rocks in the ocean,” Devoe said. “You just can’t miss.
Jordan Usher connected on five 3-pointers and made 8 of 12 shots overall as well to chip in with 21 points, while Moses Wright also scored 21 points on 9 of 15 shooting to go with three rebounds, three assists, two steals, and two blocks in 38 minutes for the Yellow Jackets (7-3, 3-1 Atlantic Coast Conference).
Aamir Simms led the way for Clemson (9-3, 3-3) with 19 points, five rebounds, three assists, and two steals. Clemson was losing in their second straight blowout.
“We punched ’em in the mouth,” Usher said after the win.
Clyde Trapp added 14 points, seven rebounds and two blocks and John J. Newman III finished with 12 points for the Tigers, who shot 52.1% from the field overall and 50.0% from 3-pointers but suffered badly from 20 turnovers.
“Our guys were kind of soft at times,” Clemson coach Brad Brownell said. “You can’t be a good team turning the ball over 20 times. That’s 20 shots you don’t get.”
Georgia Tech, which was playing for the first time since Jan. 3 because of four straight games being postponed due to COVID-19 protocols, led by nine points at halftime and pulled away after the break.
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