GAMEDAY SETUPNo. 15/17 CLEMSON (20-6, 9-5 ACC) vs. VIRGINIA TECH (19-8, 8-6 ACC)Date: Wednesday, Feb. 21Tipoff: 7:06 p.m. ETArena: 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 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 HISTORYCU 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.
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