Clemson heads to Miami, going for fifth-straight win


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Clemson heads to Miami, going for fifth-straight win

Clemson (15-8, 5-5 ACC) takes its four-game ACC winning streak on the road to Miami (10-13, 2-9) on Wednesday at 7 p.m.

The game will be televised on ESPN2, with Mike Couzens and Jordan Cornette on the call.

Game notes...

Projected starting lineups

Clemson

Pos. No. Name Ht. Wt. Yr. GP/GS PPG RPG APG MPG
G 2 Marcquise Reed 6-3 188 Gr. 20/19 18.9 5.1 3.3 34.3
G 4 Shelton Mitchell 6-4 200 Gr. 23/23 11.7 2.5 3.0 32.2
F 14 Elijah Thomas 6-9 245 Sr. 23/21 12.9 7.8 1.2 24.3
F 24 David Skara 6-8 213 Gr. 23/23 7.8 4.3 1.7 30.5
F 25 Aamir Simms 6-7 248 So. 23/23 9.2 4.4 0.8 28.2

Miami

Pos. No. Name Ht. Wt. Yr. GP/GS PPG RPG APG MPG
G 0 Chris Lykes 5-7 157 So. 23/23 16.9 2.6 3.3 33.7
G 1 DJ Vasiljevic 6-3 184 Jr. 23/17 11.1 4.6 1.3 31.0
G 3 Anthony Lawrence 6-7 207 Sr. 23/23 11.9 5.8 2.7 32.7
G 13 Anthony Mack 6-6 214 RFr. 19/6 2.7 1.2 0.8 15.6
C 15 Ebuka Izundu 6-10 232 Sr. 23/23 11.0 8.8 1.1 29.0

Clemson basketball notes

• Clemson will look for its second-straight win over Miami and its fifth-straight ACC win tonight at Miami.
• The Tigers’ head man will also look for his 165th career victory at Clemson. He is currently just 13 shy of tying
Cliff Ellis for the most in program history (177).
• Clemson’s defensive prowess has been on display over the last four contests. The Tigers in games against Wake Forest (37 points allowed) and at Georgia Tech (42 points allowed) allowed the fewest points in back-to-back ACC games in Clemson history (79 points).
• The Tigers held Virginia Tech to a season-worst 28.3 percent shooting from the field on just 15-for-53 shooting
from the floor. It’s also the worst shooting percentage during the Buzz Williams Era and the lowest since at least the 2009-10 season.
• Elijah Thomas swatted seven more shots against the Hokies - tying his career-best from Feb. 3 against Wake
Forest. Thomas has now blocked 19 shots in just the last three games and 25 over the last five contests.
• Thomas is 10th in program history with 158 career blocks at Clemson and also stands fourth in Clemson history with a 1.93 blocks per game average.
• Over its last three games, Clemson has posted 29 blocked shots, while allowing just 42 made field goals.
• Shelton Mitchell had a stretch this season (from Dec. 18 to Jan. 26) where he was 5-for-32 from 3-point range. In just his last four games, Mitchell is 12-for-21, including a career-high five made against Virginia Tech (Feb. 9).
• Marcquise Reed stands 22nd on the all-time scoring list. Reed now has 1,259 points in his Clemson career.


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