Clemson continued to play lock-down defense and Shelton Mitchell had a big first half to propel the Tigers to a 59-51 win over 10th ranked Virginia Tech Saturday afternoon at Littlejohn Coliseum. It’s the Tigers’ fourth straight win and it improves their record to 15-8 and 5-5 in the ACC.
The Tigers held the Hokies to 28% shooting, the third straight opponent they’ve held to 30% or under. And Mitchell led the Tigers with 22 points, but 18 came in the first half when he connected on 5 of 6 from three point range.
Clemson led 33-29 at the half and 47-44 with 7:35 to play. Marquise Reed and David Skara hit back to back three pointers to give the Tigers are 53-44 lead and the Hokies would get no closer than five points the rest of the way.
Reed was the only other Tiger to score in double figures with 15 points.
The Tigers face a pair of road games this week, first at Miami on Wednesday night at then at Louisville Saturday afternoon.
Brad Brownell postgame press conference