Virginia looks to extend streak against Clemson
Clemson (8-4, 0-1) vs. Virginia (7-4, 1-0)
John Paul Jones Arena, Charlottesville, Virginia; Wednesday, 8 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Virginia seeks her 12th straight victory in the head-to-head series against Clemson. In her last 11 wins against the Tigers, Virginia has won with an average of 16 points. Clemson’s last victory in the series came on January 12, 2013, a 59-44 victory.
TEAM LEADERSHIP: Jayden Gardner racked up 15.3 points and 8.3 rebounds to lead the way for the Cavaliers. In addition to Gardner, Kihei Clark is averaging 9.8 points and 4.2 assists per game. The Tigers were led by PJ Hall, who is averaging 14.7 points and 6.3 rebounds. POTENT PJ: Hall has made 30.6% of the 36 3-pointers he has attempted and has made 2 of 10 in his last three games. He has also managed 77.8% of his free throws this season.
PERFECT WHEN: The Cavaliers are 6-0 when blocking at least five enemy shots and 1-4 when they are within that mark. The Tigers are 5-0 when shooting 10 or more at 3 points and 3-4 when the team hits less than 10 at long distance.
LONG-TERM THREAT: Clemson’s Dawes has attempted 69 3-pointers and connected on 43.5% of them, and is 7 for 22 in his last three games.
STUDENT DEFENSE: Virginia has kept opposing teams at 55.2 points per game this year, the fifth lowest number among any Division I teams.
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