When: 7:30 pm
Where: Littlejohn Coliseum, Clemson, SC
Now, Oliver Purnell previews the upcoming game against VT:
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Tomorrow's game could have huge implications in the race for the ACC regular season title. The Hokies are looking to get back into the mix after stumbling a little in their past few games. The Tigers, on the other hand, are looking- again -for separation from much of the ACC.
It is true, as the Greenville News says, the Tigers have a shot at the ACC regular season title. Should everything fall into place, the Tigers could make it to the top. Apparently, the Tigers know where they stand as well, which is much different from USC's Horn's approach to team motivation, according to The State.
The Virginia Tech team the Tigers will be facing tomorrow will be playing with a singular goal in mind. They have lost three-in-a-row, but are not entirely out of the NCAA mix. Just as the Tigers have a chance to make it to the top, the Hokies, with a few wins, could do what they were unable to do last year.
Tomorrow's game is not a trap game. VT is a hungry, formidable opponent. Remember last game, 86-82. KC had 29 points; Malcolm Delaney had 37 points. And as will surely be mentioned, the past games between the Tigers and the Hokies have been played close-5 points max.
Last time out, Booker and KC carried the weight of the team; it helped that the team was 14-25 3pg. This time, the wealth will have to be spread around. Stitt is playing with more confidence and Young is beginning to become a real factor. Our guards are going to have to work on Delaney, while the big men work on Allen and Vassallo.
And announced today, Trevor Booker is named as a mid-season Naismith Candidate. Congratulations are in order.