Clemson will be without Senior Power Forward Donte Grantham tonight in Charlottesville. The Tigers play UVA at 7 pm.
Grantham was averaging 14 ppg, 7 rpg, and 2.4 apg.
It was announced this weekend that Grantham will miss the rest of the season with a torn ACL.
Multiple reports indicate true Freshman Aamir Simms will replace Grantham.
Simms averages 2 ppg and 2 rpg in under 10 mpg.
Here are some facts about the game:
– Virginia has a six-game winning streak vs. Clemson.
– UVA is first in the ACC at 7-0 and Clemson is tied for third at 5-2.
– UVA meets its third ranked foe and is 1-1 vs. ranked opponents.
– As of Jan. 22, UVA ranks first nationally in scoring defense (52.4 ppg), second in field goal percentage defense (36.6%), third in turnovers per game (9.4) and fouls per game (13.9), seventh in turnover margin (4.9) and scoring margin (17.2), 10th in 3-point field goal percentage defense (29.9%), 11th in free throw percentage (77.6%) and 14th in assist-to-turnover ratio (1.52).
– Virginia is 74-52 all-time vs. Clemson, including a 44-16 home mark, in the series that dates back to 1935-36.
– UVA posted a 77-73 win at Clemson last season.
– The Cavaliers are 8-2 in their last 10 meetings against the Tigers.
– Head coach Tony Bennett is 8-3 all-time vs. Clemson.