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Tigers Take on Hokies

Tigers Take on Hokies

GAMEDAY SETUPCLEMSON (11-7, 1-5) vs. VIRGINIA TECH (14-4, 3-3)Date: Sunday, Jan. 22Tipoff: 6:30 p.m. ETArena: Littlejohn Coliseum (9,000)Radio: CTSN / Sirius 108 / XM 193 (Tony Castricone-pbp; Tim Bourret-color)TV: ESPNU (Anish Shroff-pbp; Cory Alexander-color)• Clemson looks to snap a five-game skid on Sunday as Virginia Tech comes to Littlejohn Coliseum; the Tigers have won four straight in the series at home over the Hokies.• Virginia Tech holds the overall series lead, 16-15, but Clemson holds a 9-5 edge at home versus the Hokies.• Despite Clemson’s struggles to start ACC play, the Tigers are still in the top 40 of both the RPI and KenPom. Clemson has faced the nation’s second-toughest schedule according to KenPom.SERIES HISTORYCU Series W-L record: Virginia Tech leads 16-15Streak: Virginia Tech won the most recent meetingTIGER TRACKS• Jaron Blossomgame moved into 11th place in Clemson history with 1,472 career points. He passed Tree Rollins and Cliff Hammonds on the all-time scoring list last time out at Louisville.• Blossomgame will match Demontez Stitt with his 111th start as a Tiger on Sunday; only four players have started more games in Clemson history.• With Blossomgame’s first rebound Sunday, he will pass former teammate Devin Booker for 10th in Clemson history with 729 boards.• Avry Holmes has made at least one three-point goal in 14 straight games, tying his career-long streak set as a freshman and sophomore while at the University of San Francisco.• Donte Grantham is coming off a double-figure effort at Louisville, his first since the Wake Forest game to open ACC play. Grantham leads the Tigers in assist-turnover ratio in conference games with a 14-3 mark.• Gabe DeVoe is averaging 11 points per game over the Tigers’ last four contests and is 10-23 (.435) from three-point range over that stretch.

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