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Tigers Open ACC Play vs. VT, at GT

Tigers Open ACC Play vs. VT, at GT

 Friday Game Information:

Who: CLEMSON TIGERS (8-5, 0-0 ACC) vs. VIRGINIA TECH HOKIES (9-4, 0-0 ACC)When: Friday, Jan. 2 at 7 pmWhere: Clemson, S.C. (Littlejohn Coliseum)Watch: TigerCast: ClemsonTigers.comListen: WCCP 105.5 FM (Angela Mallen, William Qualkinbush) & Clemson Tigers Official AppLast Time They Met: Clemson 69, VT 56Promotion: Boy and Girl Scout Night – Any troop in uniform will receive free admission; Elementary school pass 

Sunday Game Information:Who: CLEMSON TIGERS (8-5, 0-0 ACC) AT GEORGIA TECH YELLOW JACKETS (10-4, 0-0 ACC)When: Sunday, Jan. 4 at 2 pmWhere: Atlanta, Ga. (McCamish Pavilion)Watch: TigerCast: ClemsonTigers.comListen: WCCP 105.5 FM (Angela Mallen, William Qualkinbush) & Clemson Tigers Official AppLast Time they Met: Clemson 80, GT 79 (OT)Next Game: Clemson vs. #22 FSU • Thu., Jan. 8 • 7 p.m. • Clemson, S.C.

CLEMSON, S.C. – Both Clemson (8-5, 0-0 ACC) and Virginia Tech (9-4, 0-0 ACC) each ride five-game winning streaks into the ACC opener when they clash on Friday in Littlejohn Coliseum at 7 p.m. The Tigers have opened the season 8-0 at home for the first time since 1997-98 and look to carry the momentum against the Hokies. Clemson will then take on Georgia Tech (10-4, 0-0 ACC) in Atlanta on Sunday at 2 p.m., ending a six-game homestand.

The Tigers defeated the Hokies, 69-56, in the ACC Tournament First Round in the teams’ most recent meeting. Clemson was also victorious, 80-79, in an overtime contest at Georgia Tech last season.

Clemson holds a narrow 9-8 edge over Virginia Tech in the all-time series, including a 4-4 mark at home. The Tigers are 43-29 all-time against the Yellow Jackets, and are 17-16 in Atlanta.

Notes (in 140 characters or less):

  • All 5 losses have come to teams ranked in the top-46 of the RPI (avg. 28th)
  • Clemson is in last of its first-ever six-game homestand (5-0 so far)
  • Clemson is 8-0 at home, its best start in LJC since 1997-98 (13-0)
  • Clemson is 3rd in ACC FT% at .751; School-record is .716 in 1994-95
  • 33.6% of all shots have been 3pt FGA, the highest rate in school history
  • The bench is averaging 32.2 ppg, and has scored 49.5% of all points
  • Tigers have 37 steals & 56 assists against 46 turnovers in last 4 games
  • Clemson ranks 4th in the ACC at 5.2 blocks/game, led by Johnson (1.3 bpg)
  • Clemson has drawn 20 charges this year, led by Davenport (8) and Dixon (5)
  • Nine different players have scored in double-figures a total of 35 times
  • Five players (Dixon, Davenport, Perry, Tagliapietra, Lewis) scored in double-figures against TTU, a program first since Dec. 2, 2012
  • Nikki Dixon is averaging 27.4 points per 40 min, 2nd in ACC, 16th in NCAA
  • Dixon has career-bests in ppg (15.2), rpg (5.5), FG% (.531) & FT % (.779)
  • Tiffany Lewis averaging 11.2 ppg off the bench; 14 makes behind the arc