Clemson Basketball Preview vs. Virginia


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Clemson Basketball Preview vs. Virginia

GAME SETUP

CLEMSON (16-12, 9-7 ACC) vs. VIRGINIA (22-6, 11-5 ACC)

Date: Tuesday, March 1

Tipoff: 7 p.m. ET

Arena: Bon Secours Wellness Arena (14,987)

Radio: CTSN (Tony Castricone-pbp; Tim Bourret-color)

TV: ESPNU (Mike Couzens-pbp; Len Elmore-color)

• Clemson celebrates Senior Day on Tuesday, where three players (Landry Nnoko, Jordan Roper and Josh Smith) will be honored during pregame and postgame festivities.

• The Tigers have won on Senior Day in nine of their past 10 attempts, excluding 2013-14 when Clemson did not have one on its roster.

• Clemson’s team would set a school record for home ACC wins in a single season (8) with a victory Tuesday.

SERIES HISTORY

CU Series W-L record: Virginia leads 71-53

Streak: Virginia has won the last four meetings

TIGER TRACKS

• A win Tuesday would be the Tigers’ fifth over an ACC team this season, which would be the most since the 1979-80 team also defeated five top-25 teams.

• Clemson is in search of its first top-five win since 2008-09 vs. Duke.

• The Tigers need just five three-point goals to post their highest season total since the 2008-09 season. Clemson has 213 makes and is third in the ACC in three-point goals per game.

• Clemson’s 1.33 assist-turnover ratio is the best mark by any Tiger team since the 1983-84 squad posted a 1.34 ratio.

Jaron Blossomgame has scored 326 points in ACC play, fifth-most in Clemson history. His average of 20.4 per game is seventh-best over a season.

Donte Grantham produced 16 points in his last outing, all in the second half against Georgia Tech. He leads the Tigers with 52 three-pointers, most by a Clemson player since the 2011-12 season.

Ty Hudson sparked Clemson in its most recent game at Georgia Tech, scoring an ACC-high eight points in a five-minute stretch during the first half.

Tags: Jaron Blossomgame, Jordan Roper, Josh Smith, Landry Nnoko, Donte Grantham, Ty Hudson
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