Virginia Tech vs. Clemson: Full Game Preview

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Virginia Tech vs. Clemson: Full Game Preview
Virginia Tech
(11-7, 2-3 away)
Clemson
(10-8, 8-3 home)
Venue: Littlejohn Coliseum
1:00PM ET / 10:00AM PT, January 27, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
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.

Clemson StatSmack

  • 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).
VT Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
A- Erick Green 36 25 5 4 1 0 2
B- Jarell Eddie 32 14 7 1 0 1 2
C Robert Brown 28 10 3 2 1 0 2
C Cadarian Raines 24 7 7 1 0 1 2
C Marshall Wood 17 5 4 1 0 1 1
C- C.J. Barksdale 21 5 5 1 0 1 1
C- J. van Zegeren 16 4 3 0 0 1 1
D Christian Beyer 12 2 4 0 0 0 1
D Marquis Rankin 19 3 1 1 1 0 1
D Will Johnston 10 3 0 0 0 0 0
D- Joey Racer 4 1 0 0 0 0 0
D- Greg Donlon 3 0 0 0 0 0 0
D- Marcus Patrick 6 0 1 0 0 0 1
CLEM Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B Devin Booker 30 13 8 1 1 1 2
B- Milton Jennings 28 10 6 2 1 1 2
C+ K.J. McDaniels 27 11 5 1 1 2 2
C Rod Hall 29 7 2 4 1 0 2
C Adonis Filer 22 8 3 2 1 0 1
C- Jordan Roper 19 6 1 1 1 0 1
D+ D. Harrison 20 5 3 1 1 0 1
D+ T.J. Sapp 15 4 1 1 0 0 0
D B. Sullivan 11 2 2 0 0 0 0
D Josh Smith 6 1 1 0 0 0 0
D Landry Nnoko 8 1 2 0 0 0 1
D- Carson Fields 3 0 0 0 0 0 0
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