The Sport Effect

Virginia looks to upend Clemson for 12th straight time

Clemson has received 3 online games in a row just lately, but now the Tigers will seriously be tested — they encounter Virginia in Charlottesville, Va., on Wednesday evening, and will consider to defeat the Cavaliers for the to start with time in 12 meetings.

Not due to the fact January 2013 have the Tigers managed to knock off Virginia.

The Cavs (7-4, 1- ACC), meantime, are leaping into the meat of their Atlantic Coastline Conference plan trying to come across some continuity in what has now been an up-and-down year, not contrary to Clemson’s campaign.

Considering that losing its ACC opener to Miami on Dec. 4, the Tigers (eight-4, -1) have received 3 straight, most just lately topping in-state rival South Carolina 70-56 on Saturday.

Hunter Tyson led the way for Clemson against the Gamecocks, as the senior notched the to start with double-double of his vocation with eighteen factors and a vocation-greatest 13 rebounds.

“I imagine he is taking part in like a senior,” Clemson mentor Brad Brownell mentioned of Tyson. “He is a mature person. He understands what it normally takes. He desires to get and he desires to do very well. He is been a great kid to mentor. He is the chief of our team.”

Protection was vital for Clemson in its get in excess of South Carolina, as the Tigers held the Gamecocks to just 4 helps in comparison to fifteen turnovers, and just five-of-twenty capturing from beyond the arc.

Clemson scored 21 factors off those people South Carolina turnovers and outscored the Gamecocks 32-twenty in the paint. Clemson’s fifty one rebounds tied a higher for the Tigers less than Brownell, who is in his 12th year as head mentor.

PJ Corridor, whose 14.7-place typical sales opportunities Clemson, experienced sixteen factors, 8 rebounds and 3 blocks.

Virginia is also coming off a victory, as the Cavaliers routed Farleigh Dickinson on Saturday, eighty two-forty nine, in anything of a bounce-back right after they lost at James Madison on Dec. 7.

Jayden Gardner scored a year-higher 29 factors on 14-of-eighteen capturing from the flooring. Gardner sales opportunities Virginia in scoring and rebounding, averaging fifteen.three factors and eight.three boards.

“He plays challenging. I just want him to continue to keep receiving improved and improved,” Virginia mentor Tony Bennett mentioned of Gardner. “I was enthusiastic to see him continue to keep attacking, and he’s acquired a great motor and his perspective is seriously excellent.”

Virginia shot an successful 61.eight % from the flooring and 52.nine % from behind the arc against Farleigh Dickinson. Protection is continue to the Cavaliers’ contacting card, nevertheless, as they are limiting groups to fifty five.2 factors per-sport this year, a mark amid the nation’s greatest.

Final year’s eighty five-50 rout of Clemson was the Cavs’ biggest margin of victory in the collection due to the fact the 11-sport streak commenced on Feb. 7, 2013, when Virginia received by 37. In among, however, six of the 9 margins have been in one digits.

–Industry Level Media