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Double Overtime Thriller: Georgia Tech Prevails Over Clemson in Intense ACC Battle


GRIT is how Clemson gets the students involved in the gamely experience. Photo: Dez Barnes
GRIT is how Clemson gets the students involved in the gamely experience. Photo: Dez Barnes

In a highly anticipated ACC showdown, both the Clemson Tigers and the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets fought fiercely to secure a pivotal win, not just for their conference standings but also in the pursuit of March Madness glory. The stage was set for an intense battle, and these two teams, known for their resilience, did not disappoint.


Clemson entered the game riding the momentum of a recent victory against Boston College, while Georgia Tech faced the challenge of overcoming struggles in their previous five matches. The Yellow Jackets, led by elite Head Coach Damon Stoudamire, showcased their fighting spirit and determination, living up to their reputation as the comeback kids.


Clemson has really good free throw averages in the season. Photo: Dez Barnes
Clemson has really good free throw averages in the season. Photo: Dez Barnes

Miles Kelly emerged as a star for the Yellow Jackets, averaging an impressive 15.6 points per game and displaying growth on the court. Despite challenges, Georgia Tech exhibited promise, particularly in rebounding and second-chance points, signaling potential for future success.


On the Tigers' side, P.J. Hall stood as the centerpiece of the team, surrounded by breakout star Ian Schieffelin. While Schieffelin's scoring average of 5.3 points per game may seem modest, his significant contributions in rebounds, assists, and defensive plays elevated him to a central role on the team.


As the game unfolded, both teams grappled for control, making and missing crucial shots. At halftime, the score remained close, with both teams needing to regroup and strategize for the second half. Clemson's strong start in the second half propelled them to a lead, but Georgia Tech, led by Dallan 'Deebo' Coleman, fought back, forcing the game into overtime with a dramatic three-pointer.

ACC showdown against Georgia Tech. Photo: Dez Barnes
ACC showdown against Georgia Tech. Photo: Dez Barnes

The intensity soared in double overtime, with both teams battling neck and neck. Ian Schieffelin's free throws put Clemson ahead, but Georgia Tech responded with key three-pointers to stay in contention. The game showcased the resilience and determination of both teams, with the lead constantly shifting.


In the end, Georgia Tech secured a hard-fought victory, defeating Clemson 93-90. The game served as a testament to the teams' capabilities, highlighting Georgia Tech's potential to be an elite force in the ACC with minor adjustments. The win was well-deserved, leaving fans in awe of the thrilling double-overtime showdown.









This is Dez Barnes of Pretty Girls Love Sports, a journalist on the MTMV Sports platform. She is a retired US Army veteran, professional cheerleader, pet mom, and avid sports lover. Feel free to follow her writings as she dives into the latest sports news! You can find her on all social media channels @PGLOVESPORTS.

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