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Preview and Game Thread for UVA @ Clemson

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Virginia Cavaliers (14-10, 5-6) vs Clemson Tigers (18-7, 6-5)

When: 4PM, Fox Sports South

Virginia Leading Scorers: G/F 6-6 Sylvan Landesberg (17.2ppg, 5rpg), F 6-8 Mike Scott (13.4ppg, 7.6rpg)

Trevor Booker needs four rebounds to join Tree Rollins and Dale Davis as the third player in Clemson history to collect 1,000 rebounds.

Clemson has had a week off and Virginia will have played their 4th game in a week.The Cavs have lost four straight and have scored more than 61 points only once the past five, including three games in the 50's. The Tigers made 42 percent of 3-pointers and 78 percent of free throws in the last two critical victories.

"Virginia has been struggling, but they’ve had an awful lot of success this year and it hasn’t been by mistake or luck -- they‘re a good basketball team," Clemson Coach Purnell said. "We have to assume we’re going to get Virginia’s very best." (source)

Travis Sawchik has a story about Milton Jennings and his confidence lately.

He heard the boos.

As his struggles continued into ACC play, the weight of expectations entering as the Tigers' first McDonalds' All-American since 1991 grew heavier.

"I guess you say if you question (your) confidence than you might as well have lost it," Jennings said. "You should never question your game. Maybe I had lost sight of that.

"[Passing up open 3s] that was just me being indecisive - me getting out there trying to make that team play, make that extra pass when I already have a great shot."

As the Tigers try to extend their two-game winning streak today against Virginia, Jennings says he has turned the corner.

Right now, statistically UVA sits at or near the bottom of the conference in many categories, except that they don't make a big habit of turning the ball over: just 10.7 per game. They are one of the best teams in the nation in that respect, which doesnt bode well for Clemson's transition and pressing game. They are behind Clemson in nearly every category, offensively and defensively, except overall 3pt shooting and FT percentage.

This one shouldnt be a problem for us, but if we lose, it would be a killer with what we have coming up.