Virginia Tech vs. Clemson: Full Game Preview
|Virginia Tech||E Green 25.2||J Eddie 6.8||E Green 4.2|
|Clemson||D Booker 13.1||D Booker 7.8||R Hall 3.9|
Virginia Tech heads to Littlejohn Coliseum on Sunday to take on Clemson. Tip-off is at 1:00 EST and you can catch it on ACC Network or ESPN3.com. The Hokies are 4-3 against the Tigers over the last four years. They won 68-63 on 3/8/2012 the last time they played.
Clemson is in 10th place in the conference and nipping at the heels of 9th place Virginia Tech.
In their last match-up on January 24th, Erick Green put up 35 points and 9 rebounds for the Hokies in a loss to Virginia, 74-58. An integral part of the team, he leads the way in points (25.2), assists (4.2), and steals (1.4). For the Tigers, K.J. McDaniels put up 15 points and 6 rebounds in the 60-57 loss to Florida State on January 24th. With 2.1 blocks per game and 1.3 steals per game, he has team-best marks in both categories.
In terms of team stats, Virginia Tech has an advantage in a single key area, scoring, where the Hokies have an edge over the Tigers, 74 points per game to 63 points per game.
- The Virginia Tech steals leader (Erick Green) has more steals than the Clemson steals leader (K.J. McDaniels).
- Virginia Tech has a much lower out-of-state cost per year according to Kiplinger than Clemson ($30,017 vs $35,832).
- You'll do better on next semester's exams, right? Virginia Tech currently has a higher Academic Progress Rate (976 to 953) than Clemson, per the NCAA.
- Virginia Tech has a much better NCSA Power Ranking than Clemson (#55 vs #97).
- Erick Green is ranked 3rd nationally in points, 4th in the ACC in assists, and 6th in the ACC in steals.
- Jarell Eddie is ranked 7th in the ACC in points, 9th in the ACC in rebounds, and 3rd in the ACC in three-pointers.
- We're so much better than you, we get lazy. Virginia Tech has come back to win after being down at half against Clemson 4 times since 2004.
- Virginia Tech has a much better Kiplinger Out-of-State Ranking than Clemson (#32 vs #46).
- The Virginia Tech scoring leader (Erick Green) has more points than the Clemson scoring leader (Devin Booker).
- Virginia Tech has a much lower in-state cost per year according to Kiplinger than Clemson ($16,828 vs $20,320).
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