Clemson University

Men's pregame: Clemson vs. Virginia Tech

When: 4 p.m.

Where: Cassell Coliseum, Blacksburg, Va.

TV: WOLO-25

Radio: ESPN 93.1

Records: Clemson 16-6, 4-4 ACC. Virginia Tech 17-4, 4-3

Coaches: Oliver Purnell (389-274 in 21 seasons, 133-83 in seven years at Clemson). Seth Greenberg (336-259 in 19 seasons, 124-89 in seven years at Virginia Tech.)

What to watch for

Clemson and Virginia Tech have met eight times since the Hokies joined the ACC and every game has been decided by five points or fewer. The road team has won five of the last six, including both games last season. The Tigers need Jerai Grant to have another hot game. He had 18 points and 12 rebounds in a win against Maryland.

Staring Lineups

Tigers

Pos. Ht. Name, Yr. PPG

G 5-9 Andre Young 8.1

G 6-5 Tanner Smith 10.0

C 6-8 Jerai Grant 6.7

F 6-6 David Potter 6.5

F 6-7 Trevor Booker 15.8

Hokies

Pos. Ht. Name, Yr. PPG

G 6-3 Malcolm Delaney 19.7

G 6-5 Dorenzo Hudson 13.5

C 6-8 Victor Davilla 6.3

F 6-7 Jeff Allen 11.2

F 6-6 Terrell Bell 5.9

Bottom Line

Injured Clemson guard Demontez Stitt could see limited playing time against the Hokies after missing the past two game, and the Clemson offense could use his production. back in the lineup. With him back, Clemson's chances improve.

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