Clemson holds on for win at Georgia Tech

K.J. McDaniels scored 14 points in Clemson's 56-53 victory over Georgia Tech on Thursday night.

ATLANTA (WACH/AP) -- K.J. McDaniels scored 14 points and Milton Jennings blocked a potentially tying 3-pointer at the buzzer, preserving Clemson's 56-53 victory over Georgia Tech on Thursday night.

The Tigers (13-11, 5-7 Atlantic Coast Conference) earned their first ACC road win of the season and extended their domination of the Yellow Jackets (13-10, 3-8), sweeping the season series and winning their seventh in a row overall. The Tigers swept the regular season series for a third straight year, a first since the 1979-82 era.

Georgia Tech rallied from a 12-point deficit in the second half and had a couple of chances to force overtime. Chris Bolden missed badly on a drive with about 10 seconds to go, but the Yellow Jackets got another chance after Jennings made only 1 of 2 free throws. Mfon Udofia took off down the court, looking to get off a 3, and he appeared to have an open look when Daniel Miller delivered a pick to free up his teammate.

But Jennings came up from behind to strip it away, and the Tigers celebrated.

Clemson is back in action Sunday night when they host No. 3 Miami at Littlejohn Coliseum. The game is scheduled for 6:00pm.