Clemson Hosts Virginia Tech Saturday
Clemson (14-10, 6-6 ACC) vs. Virginia Tech (10-14, 2-9 ACC) Date: Saturday, Feb. 14 Tipoff: 12 p.m. ET Arena: Littlejohn Coliseum (10,000) Radio: CTSN (Tony Castricone-pbp; Tim Bourret-color) TV: RSN (Wes Durham-pbp; Dan Bonner-color) “¢ Clemson looks to snap a two-game skid Saturday against Virginia Tech. The Tigers have won three straight at home over the Hokies, all under Brad Brownell. “¢ Valentine‘s Day is the winningest home date on the calendar in Clemson history, and tied for the winningest date overall. “¢ The Tigers have out-rebounded four ACC teams by a double-digit margin, most since the 1998-99 team (7). PROMOTION “¢ Fans can take a men‘s basketball ticket stub to baseball for free admission to Clemson‘s game vs. West Virginia at 2:30 p.m. SERIES HISTORY CU Series W-L record: Virginia Tech leads 15-14 Streak: Clemson won the most recent meeting QUICK HITS “¢ Clemson‘s field goal percentage defense (.389) is currently the best for the program since the shot clock was introduced. The Tigers‘ all-time record is a .371 figure by the 1958-59 team. “¢ Rod Hall played the entire 40 minutes last time out vs. Notre Dame. It was the first time a Tiger played an entire game without sitting since Cliff Hammonds played all 40 minutes at Boston College in 2007. “¢ Hall is scheduled to make his 100th start in a Clemson uniform Saturday. He would be only the 10th player in school history to make that claim. “¢ Damarcus Harrison snapped a streak of nine games without scoring in double figures when he posted 15 against Notre Dame. “¢ Harrison is two three-point goals shy of 100 for his career. “¢ Jaron Blossomgame recorded his seventh double-double of the season on Tuesday, and tied his career high with 14 rebounds vs. Notre Dame. “¢ Blossomgame‘s +8.1 scoring average improvement over last season is the largest by a Clemson player since Will Solomon‘s +14.6 figure in 1999-2000.