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Clemson Travels to Blacksburg for Road Game

Clemson Athletic Communications - Monday, January 13, 2014 5:51 PM
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GAME SETUP
CLEMSON (11-4, 2-1 ACC) vs. VIRGINIA TECH (8-7, 1-2 ACC)
Tipoff: 7 p.m.
Arena: Cassell Coliseum
Radio: CTSN (Pete Yanity-pbp; Tim Bourret-color)
TV: RSN (Wes Durham-pbp; Mike Gminski-color)
• Clemson is looking for its second straight ACC road win on Wednesday in Blacksburg; the last time the Tigers won back-to-back road games in league play was in 2008-09.
• The Tigers are coming off a 72-59 win over No. 13 Duke; it snapped the Blue Devils’ five-game winning streak in the series.
• James Johnson was an assistant at Clemson for 12 days before he was hired as head coach at Virginia Tech in 2012.

SERIES HISTORY
CU Series W-L record: Virginia Tech leads 15-13
Streak: The two teams have split the last six meetings

QUICK HITS
• Clemson has defeated Virginia Tech on three occasions at Cassell Coliseum since the Hokies joined the ACC in 2004-05. The Tigers’ last win in the facility was the 2008-09 season.
• The Tigers continue to lead the NCAA in both scoring defense (53.9) and three-point percentage defense (.246).
• Clemson held Duke to 59 points Saturday, the lowest point total of the season for the ACC’s highest scoring team.
• Three players registered double-doubles for Clemson against Duke, the first time that has happened since a 1985 game against Wake Forest.
• One of the players with a double-double was red-shirt freshman Jaron BlossomgameJaron Blossomgame
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(14p, 14r), who was named ACC Rookie of the Week. He is Clemson’s first ACC Rookie of the Week since Terrence Oglesby earned the honor twice in 2007-08.
K.J. McDanielsK.J. McDaniels
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posted his third “20 & 10” game of the 2013-14 season against Duke to tie NC State’s T.J. Warren for the lead among ACC players.
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