Clemson Men's Basketball: Tigers travel to Virginia Tech

Clemson has a chance to climb back to .500 in ACC play when they face the Hokies on Wednesday evening in Blacksburg

Jan 6, 2024; Clemson, South Carolina, USA; Clemson Head Coach Brad Brownell
Jan 6, 2024; Clemson, South Carolina, USA; Clemson Head Coach Brad Brownell / Ken Ruinard-USA TODAY Sports
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Clemson Men’s Basketball hasn’t started their Atlantic Coast Conference season the way they had hoped, but they have an opportunity to right the ship Wednesday night.

The Tigers will travel to Blacksburg, Virginia to take on the Virginia Tech Hokies at 7:00 PM tomorrow.

Clemson stands at 11-3 overall and 1-2 in the ACC following losses to Miami and North Carolina in the past week. The Tigers won their first ACC game in December on the road in Pittsburgh.

The Tigers are now at No. 21 in the AP Top 25. They fell five spots from their place last week at No. 16.

Clemson is now 23rd in the NET rankings and 24th in the KenPom rankings.

The Tigers are led in scoring by PJ Hall with 19.5 points per game. Hall also contributes 6.4 rebounds, 2.0 assists, and 2.1 blocks per game.

Ian Schieffelin continues to have a great season for the Tigers, leading the team with 9.9 rebounds per game. Schieff also scores 9.1 points per game.

Joe Girard leads the team with assists at 3.6 per game, with Chase Hunter at 3.1 per game.

Virginia Tech is also 1-2 in ACC play and is 9-5 overall. They lost their last two ACC games to Wake Forest and Florida State, both on the road.

Senior center Lynn Kidd leads Virginia Tech with 15.3 points and 7.7 rebounds per game.

Sean Pedulla continues to stir the drink for the Hokies with 3.8 assists per game while also scoring 13.4 per contest. Hunter Cattoor is also back for Tech, scoring 14.4 points per game and pulling down 3.1 rebounds.

The Hokies see most of their point production from their guards. The key for Clemson will be their ability to defend Kidd and stay out of foul trouble. Aside from Kidd, the Hokies best rebounders aren’t their best scorers.

The game will be televised on ESPN2 and available for streaming in the ESPN app.

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