No. 15 Tigers take on Virginia Tech in Blacksburg


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No. 15 Tigers take on Virginia Tech in Blacksburg

The No. 15 Tigers head to Virginia Tech for a 7 p.m. tip at Cassell Coliseum in Blacksburg, Virginia, on Wednesday.

GAMEDAY SETUP

No. 15 (AP)/17 (Coaches) CLEMSON (20-6, 9-5 ACC) vs. VIRGINIA TECH (19-8, 8-6 ACC)

Date: Wednesday, Feb. 21

Tipoff: 7:06 p.m. ET

Arena: Cassell Coliseum (9,275)

Radio: CTN (Don Munson-pbp; Tim Bourret-color)

TV: RSN (Tom Werme-pbp; Jason Capel-color)

• Clemson is 15-18 all-time against Virginia Tech.

• The Tigers have won two-of-the-last five matchups with the Hokies.

• The Tigers are 6-11 on the road against the Hokies.

• Clemson sits third in the ACC in scoring defense (65.8 ppg).

• The two-game skid for Clemson is the first time the Tigers have lost back-to-back games in the regular season since nearly a year ago on Feb. 21 and Feb. 25 of 2017.

SERIES HISTORY
CU Series W-L record: Clemson is 15-18 all-time against Virginia Tech.
Streak: The Tigers have won two-of-the-last-five.

TIGER TRACKS

• The Tigers’ Elijah Thomas turned in his seventh double-double of the season and ninth of his career in a nine-point loss to Duke on Feb. 18. His 15 rebounds were one shy of tying his career mark.

• After setting his career-high with 10 points at Florida State on Feb. 14, Simms tied that total on Feb. 18 against Duke on 4-for-6 shooting from the field.

• Simms made career-best four field goals for the third game in his career.

• With one more 3-pointer against Duke, Gabe DeVoe is tied for 11th all-time in the Clemson record book for threes in a career (147).

• In the latest KenPom rankings, the Tigers are ranked Nos. 16, 7 and 52 in overall, adjusted defensive efficiency (93.4) and adjusted offensive efficiency (113.9).

• Clemson is ranked for the eighth consecutive week in the AP Top 25 poll (No. 15). Clemson is also ranked in the USA Today Coaches Poll at No. 17.

• Clemson’s RPI checks in at 10th nationally, while their SOS sits 21st.

Tags: Gabe DeVoe, Elijah Thomas

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