Clemson faces tough test vs No. 5 Louisville

  • Clemson faces tough test vs No. 5 Louisville

Clemson faces tough test vs No. 5 Louisville

The fifth-ranked Louisville Cardinals will look to get it done on the road tonight at the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets. Nwora recorded 22 points and 7 rebounds.

Tech (12-13, 6-8 ACC) shot 43 percent during the slugfest, and went 20-for-28 from the free throw line, both season highs, while also holding the Cardinals (21-4, 12-2 ACC), the ACC's top three-point shooting team at 44.9 percent in conference games, to just 13 percent from downtown. Georgia Tech has either won or lost by 9 or less points, with 3 losses coming by 5 or less points. The Yellow Jackets connected on 48% from the floor and 38% from deep.

Louisville endured a scoreless drought of 4:23 before finally knocking down a free throw to halt Georgia Tech's run.

Working the ball crisply inside and out, the Yellow Jackets made five of their first seven shots, including a couple of 3-pointers by Jose Alvarado.

Mack showed his disgust by yanking Nwora out of the game before the first timeout. The Yellow Jackets are (11-13), after falling on the road to Pittsburgh, 73-64. Also finishing in double figures was Jordan Usher (11) and James Banks III (10). I'm going to side with the better team here as the Cardinals should be focused after only defeating Georgia Tech 68-64 at home. The Yellow Jackets have been playing well lately, thanks to their defense.

The over is 4-1 in Cardinals last 5 games. It was their first loss since a 78-65 setback to Florida State on January 4.

Georgia Tech: The Yellow Jackets finally won a close game. The loss moved Georgia Tech to 16-9 overall and 7-7 in ACC play.

Louisville: Travel to Clemson for a rematch against the Tigers on Saturday.

Georgia Tech continues this road swing making the trip to No. 4 NC State on Sunday, Feb. 16.