Clemson faces tough test vs No. 16 Fla St.

No. 16 Florida State (20-5, 8-4) vs. Clemson (15-10, 5-7)

Littlejohn Coliseum, Clemson, South Carolina; Tuesday, 9 p.m. EST

BOTTOM LINE: No. 16 Fla St. presents a tough challenge for Clemson. Clemson has won one of its six games against ranked opponents this season. Florida State has moved up to No. 16 in the latest AP rankings following wins over Wake Forest and Georgia Tech last week.

SENIOR STUDS: Clemson has relied heavily on its seniors this year. Marcquise Reed, Elijah Thomas, Shelton Mitchell and David Skara have collectively accounted for 70 percent of the team’s scoring this year and 76 percent of all Tigers points over the last five games.

ACC ADVANCEMENT: The Tigers have given up only 61.4 points per game to Atlantic Coast opponents so far. That’s an improvement from the 65.9 per game they allowed in non-conference play.

MIGHTY MANN: Terance Mann has connected on 47.8 percent of the 46 3-pointers he’s attempted and has gone 4 for 5 over his last three games. He’s also converted 78.2 percent of his free throws this season.

PERFECT WHEN: Clemson is a perfect 7-0 when the team blocks at least seven opposing shots. The Tigers are 8-10 this season when they block fewer than seven shots.

TWO STREAKS: Florida State has won its last three road games, scoring 75.7 points and allowing 58.3 points during those contests. Clemson has won its last four home games, scoring an average of 69.3 points while giving up 54.3.

FEWER TURNOVERS: Florida State’s offense has turned the ball over 14 times per game this year, but is averaging 10.3 turnovers over its last three games.

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