Tigers Host Florida State In Huge ACC Matchup

Clemson (14-13, 8-9 ACC) welcomes FSU (24-4, 14-3 ACC) to LittleJohn on Saturday looking to break out of a logjam in the middle of the ACC. The Tigers are currently sitting at 8-9 in conference play after the 68-59 road loss to Georgia Tech last time out.

Aamir Simms continues to lead Clemson in scoring, averaging 13.7 PPG. He also pulls down 7.2 boards and dishes out 2.7 assists per game. Tevin Mack is averaging 12.2 points and 5.4 rebounds per game.

Clemson comes in averaging 66.8 points per game, on 43.1% shooting from the field. They are hitting 32.1% of their three point attempts, and shoot 67.8% from the foul line.

On the defensive end, the Tigers are allowing opposing teams to average 63.7 points per game, on 40.5% shooting from the field. They also allow opponents to hit 31.8% from 3-point range this season. 

Devin Vassell leads Florida State in scoring and rebounding with 12.9 PPG and 5.1 RPG. Trent Forrest is second in scoring with 11.7 PPG and tops in assists with 4.2 APG.
As a team, the Seminoles are averaging 75.5 points per game, on 45.8% shooting from the field. they are shooting 35.9% from 3-point range and 76% from the foul line, while allowing opposing teams to average 65.5 points, on 40.5% shooting from the field and 31.9% from three.
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Clemson’s John Newman lll, left, celebrates with Parker Fox after an NCAA college basketball game against Duke Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020, in Clemson, S.C. Clemson won 79-72. (AP Photo/Richard Shiro) ORG XMIT: SCRS115

Clemson has already knocked off Louisville, Duke and Syracuse over the last month and a half, and the Tigers have the ability to exploit FSU’s achilles heel, which is defending the outside shot. Clemson does lead the conference in three point shots attempted this season.

If those shots are falling, especially at home, the Tigers can make a game of this and possibly get a third upset over a top 10 team. They can’t have the long scoreless droughts that have plagued them at times, if they want to have any shot against the Seminoles. 
Projected Lineups:

#0 Clyde Trapp Junior Guard
#10 Al-Amir Dawes Freshman Guard

#15 John Newman, III Sophomore Guard

#13 Tevin Mack Graduate Student Forward

#25 Aamir Simms Junior Forward

Florida State:

#3 Trent Forrest Graduate Student Guard

#23 M.J. Walker Junior Guard

#24 Devin Vassell Sophomore Guard

#1 RaiQuan Gray Redshirt Sophomore Forward

#10 Malik Osborne Redshirt Sophomore Forward

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