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Tigers Host #17/16 Virginia Saturday at Noon

Tigers Host #17/16 Virginia Saturday at Noon

GAME SETUPCLEMSON (15-8, 6-5 ACC) vs. No. 17/16 VIRGINIA (20-5, 11-1 ACC)Tipoff: 12 p.m.Tickets: 1-800-CLEMSONRadio: CTSN (Pete Yanity-pbp; Tim Bourret-color)TV: ESPN2 (Carter Blackburn-pbp; Sean Farnham-color)

  • Clemson takes on its second ranked foe in Littlejohn Coliseum this season Saturday as No. 17/16 Virginia comes to town.
  • The Tigers are in search of their second home win over a top-25 ACC team; the last time Clemson beat two top-25 teams at home in the same season was 2003-04.
  • Saturday begins a stretch of five home games over the last seven for the Tigers, including three straight to end the regular season.

SERIES HISTORYCU Series W-L record: Virginia leads 68-53Streak: The two teams split last season

QUICK HITS

  • Clemson last defeated a ranked Virginia team in 2011-12, Brad Brownell‘s second season at the helm of the program.
  • The Tigers have won four straight at home over the Cavaliers; Virginia’s last win in Littlejohn came in 2006-07 on a tip-in by Jason Cain at the buzzer.
  • Clemson is coming off a double overtime loss at Notre Dame, its first double overtime game since the 2007-08 season. In that game, K.J. McDaniels had 30 points, 14 rebounds and six blocks.
  • McDaniels was the first ACC player since Maryland’s Lonny Baxter in 2000 with at least 30 points, 10 rebounds and five blocks in a game. He is only the second player in school history to produce those numbers across those three categories, joining Dale Davis who did it against Western Carolina in 1991.
  • McDaniels is now second among ACC players in scoring and rebounding in league games, averaging 17.3 points and 8.4 rebounds per game.
  • Rod Hall, who tripled his career output last time out with his 12th double figure scoring effort this season, has an even 500 points in his Tiger career.

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