Clemson Men's Basketball travels to South Beach to take on the Hurricanes

Tigers play Miami in the first of 19 consecutive ACC contests

Clemson sophomore forward PJ Hall (24) reacts after making a three-point shot against Wake Forest
Clemson sophomore forward PJ Hall (24) reacts after making a three-point shot against Wake Forest / Ken Ruinard / staff / USA TODAY NETWORK
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The 11-1 Clemson Men's Basketball team wrapped up the non-conference portion of their schedule with a blowout of Radford last Friday and now head into the teeth of Atlantic Coast Conference Play with a Wednesday game at the Miami Hurricanes.

Clemson has been led by 6'10 senior P.J. Hall, who's averaged 20.5 points, 6.5 rebounds, 2.4 blocks, 2.3 assists and 1.2 steals per game in almost 28 minutes per contest.

Hall is shooting 56.4% from the field, 39.6% from three-point range and 78.8% from the line on the season.

Joe Girard has been on fire for the Tigers recently and is shooting an incredible 45.8% on three-pointers this season while averaging 15.8 points on the season, while leading Clemson with 3.7 assists per game.

Chase Hunter is the only other Tiger in double figures at 11 points per game, while coming in just behind Girard in assists at 3.4 per game.

Junior forward Ian Schieffelin has dominated opponents on the boards, averaging 9.7 rebounds per game, while chipping in 8.3 points per contest.

Miami (10-2) will field a team that can't match Clemson in length, but has shot just as well as the Tigers from the field and have a 58.4% effective field goal mark, good enough for seventh in the nation.

Norchad Omier, a 6'7 junior forward leads the Hurricanes in points and rebounds with 17.6 and 9.8 marks respectively.

The Hurricanes have three other players averaging double figures in scoring: Wooga Poplar (16.2), Matthew Cleveland (14.9) and Nigel Pack (12.6).

Clemson enters the game at No. 8 in the NET Rankings while Miami comes in at No. 52, with Clemson having three Quad 1 wins to the Hurricanes 0-2 record in Quad 1 games.

The Hurricane's best win on the season looks to be an 81-73 win over No. 67 (KenPom.com) Kansas State in a neutral site game in mid-November and they were blown out in two games against top 25 opponents (Kentucky and Colorado).

Miami has not played nearly the schedule Clemson has, with KenPom placing their schedule at No. 291, compared to the Tigers No. 47.

Clemson Men's Basketball faces road test against hot shooting Miami Hurricanes

Typically, this version of the Tigers shoots at a much higher rate than their opponents, but that's not the case with Miami to date on this season and with the Hurricanes being at home, this has to be a concern for Brad Brownell and his staff.

That puts a premium on rebounding, where outside of Schieffelin, the Tigers have been so-so, especially on the offensive end.

That has to change with the Tigers size advantage in this matchup.

As with almost all ACC teams, Miami plays at a faster pace than the Tigers and will look to push the ball when it's to their advantage.

The Tigers enter the game as a 2.5-point favorite with an Over/Under of 153.5.

Game odds refresh periodically and are subject to change.

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