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Virginia Basketball vs. Clemson: GAME THREAD

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The Hoos return to JPJ to attempt to tame the Tigers

Matt Cashore-USA TODAY Sports

No. 2 Virginia Cavaliers (15-0, 3-0 ACC) vs.
Clemson Tigers (9-6, 1-2 ACC)

Time: 8:00 p.m.
Date: January 13, 2015
Place: John Paul Jones Arena (Charlottesville, VA)
TV: ACC Network / WatchESPN
Radio: Virginia Sports Radio Network
How to Watch: WatchESPN.com

Spread: Vegas: UVA -16.5; KenPom: UVA 66, Notre Dame 47 (98%)
Last Meeting: UVA 63, Clemson 58 (Feb. 15, 2014)

Your #2 Virginia Cavaliers are back in action tonight when the Clemson Tigers come to town. UVA is fresh off a huge victory at Notre Dame, and looking to avoid a let-down, as they begin a run of 4 games against the bottom half of the conference.

Last season, the Hoos pulled off a come-from-behind 63-58 win over Clemson on the road, but this year's Tiger squad has taken a step back with the graduation of KJ McDaniels. They have a nice win or two against Arkansas and LSU, but have also lost some stinkers to the likes of Winthrop and Gardner Webb. They are coming off a nice road victory at Pittsburgh.

Clemson struggles to score, especially from behind the arc where they've made just 29% of their shots. They'll look to slow the game down and make it as ugly as possible (KenPom forecasts a 56-possession affair). Jokes on them, we love ugly!

Remember, if Virginia holds them to under 50 tonight, those of us who made the pledge will be donating to the One Love Foundation! (And the slow tempo, plus Clemson's listless offense, gives us some hope that they'll be the first ACC opponent that UVA holds under 50.) Read more about the Pack Line Pledge here.

In the meantime, leave your pre-, in- and post-game thoughts here, and GO HOOS!