Tigers face No. 9 seed FSU in ACC Tournament


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GAME SETUP
8-Clemson (16-14, 8-10 ACC) vs. 9-Florida State (16-15, 8-10 ACC)
Date: Wednesday, March 11
Tipoff: 12 p.m. ET
Arena: Greensboro Coliseum (23,500)
Radio: CTSN (Tony Castricone-pbp; Tim Bourret-color)
TV1: ESPN (Sean McDonough-pbp; Shane Battier-color; Allison Williams-sideline)
TV2: ACC Network (Tim Brant-pbp; Mike Gminski-color)
• Clemson and Florida State meet for the third time this season, and for the eighth time in ACC Tournament history. The Seminoles are Clemson’s most common tournament opponent since joining the ACC 24 seasons ago.
• The winner of Wednesday’s game takes on No. 1 seed Virginia.

SERIES HISTORY
CU Series W-L record: Florida State leads 36-30 (5-2 in ACC Tournament)
Streak: Clemson won the most recent meeting

QUICK HITS
• Clemson finished the regular season third in the ACC in overall scoring defense (61.7), fourth in blocks per game (4.8) and fifth in field goal percentage defense (.398).
Jaron BlossomgameJaron Blossomgame
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#5 6-7, 215
Alpharetta, GA

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and Landry NnokoLandry Nnoko
Jr. Center
#35 6-10, 255
Montverde, FL

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are coming off arguably their top offensive performances in an ACC game at Notre Dame. Blossomgame posted 22 points, his ACC high, to go along with 10 rebounds. Nnoko matched his career highs for points (19) and field goals (7) in the loss, while adding a new high with seven offensive rebounds.
• Blossomgame’s 24 double-figure scoring games are the most by a Tiger sophomore since Terrence Oglesby also had 24 in 2008-09.
• In seven games since he made just 1-of-8 field goals the week Clemson played at Miami and Florida State, Nnoko is 25-of-46 from the field (.543).
Gabe DeVoeGabe DeVoe
Fr. Guard
#10 6-3, 200
Shelby, NC

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has made 10 of his 11 field goals this season in Clemson’s last four games. During the same stretch, he has averaged 12 minutes and 4.1 points per game off the bench.

PROJECTED CLEMSON STARTERS

G 12 Rod Hall 6-1, 205 Sr. 8.6 ppg 3.4 apg
G 21 Damarcus Harrison 6-4, 205 Sr. 8.0 ppg 3.0 rpg
F 15 Donte Grantham 6-8, 205 Fr. 8.9 ppg 4.6 rpg
F 5 Jaron Blossomgame 6-7, 215 RSo. 13.1 ppg 8.2 rpg
C 35 Landry Nnoko 6-10, 255 Jr. 7.6 ppg 5.3 rpg

PROJECTED FLORIDA STATE STARTERS

G 22 Xavier Rathan-Mayes 6-4, 180 Fr. 14.8 ppg 4.4 apg
G 1 Devon Bookert 6-3, 185 Jr. 10.3 ppg 3.6 rpg
G 32 Montay Brandon 6-7, 216 Jr. 11.9 ppg 5.6 rpg
F 0 Phil Cofer 6-8, 205 Fr. 6.8 ppg 4.5 rpg
C 11 Kiel Turpin 7-0, 240 RGr. 5.1 ppg 2.3 rpg

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