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Clemson vs. Virginia Tech Postgame Notes

Clemson vs. Virginia Tech Postgame Notes


  • Clemson defeated Virginia Tech 56-49 on Wednesday to improve to 12-4 overall, 3-1 in the ACC.
  • The win was the second straight on the road to start ACC play, the first time the Tigers have accomplished the feat since the 2006-07 season.
  • Clemson is 2-0 on the road in ACC play for only the fifth time in its history. The other seasons Clemson started 2-0 on the road in league play were 1975-76, 1986-87, 1996-97 and 2006-07.
  • The win gave Clemson back-to-back road wins in the ACC for the first time since 2008-09. Ironically, that season the Tigers won at Virginia Tech and then Boston College. This time around, the Tigers reversed the order by winning at BC on Jan. 4 and then at Virginia Tech tonight.
  • Clemson’s win was its fourth in Cassell Coliseum since the Hokies joined the ACC in 2004-05. The Tigers won in 2006, 2007 and 2009 previously.
  • Clemson improved to 3-1 in conference play, the first time the Tigers have won three of their first four ACC games since the 2009-10 season.
  • Clemson wore purple jerseys Wednesday. The last time the Tigers won at Virginia Tech (2009), Clemson also wore purple.
  • The Tigers’ second-team unit wears purple in practice, and Wednesday the “purple” group outscored Virginia Tech’s bench by a margin of 19-6. Clemson is 9-1 this season when outscoring the opposition’s bench.
  • Clemson improved to 25-2 all-time under Head Coach Brad Brownell when holding opponents to 50 points or less.
  • The Tigers held Virginia Tech to 49 points, its lowest total this season. That is the second straight ACC opponent (Duke) that Clemson has held to its low point total.
  • Clemson has held its first four ACC opponents to 60 points or less, the first time that has happened since 2010-11, Brownell’s first season. That season, Clemson held NC State, Florida State, Virginia and Georgia Tech to 60 or less in consecutive games from Jan. 25 through Feb. 5.


  • K.J. McDaniels led the Tigers in scoring with 14 points, the 11th time he has led or tied the Clemson lead in scoring this season.
  • McDaniels had one blocked shot to bring his streak of consecutive games with at least one to eight; he now has 122 career blocks and needs just five to pass John Campbell for eighth on Clemson’s all-time list.
  • Rod Hall made multiple three-point goals for a third straight road game. He had two at both Auburn and Boston College.
  • Hall is now shooting 6-for-9 on the season from three-point range in road games.
  • Adonis Filer scored nine points Wednesday and produced a clutch basket inside the final 90 seconds for a second straight road game; Filer’s nine are his most against an ACC team since last season at Virginia Tech when he had 13.
  • Jaron Blossomgame led the Tigers with seven rebounds Wednesday and now has 21 over his last two games.