Clemson, Miami start ACC play

Clemson (5-3, 0-0) vs. Miami (5-3, 0-0)

Watsco Center, Coral Gables, Florida; Saturday, 12 p.m. EST

BOTTOM LINE: Clemson and Miami meet in the first conference game of the season for both teams. In conference play last season, Clemson finished with 10 wins and six losses, while Miami won four games and lost 15.

SUPER SENIORS: Miami’s Kameron McGusty, Charlie Moore and Sam Waardenburg have combined to score 48 percent of the team’s points this season, including 49 percent of all Hurricanes scoring over the last five games.POTENT PJ: PJ Hall has connected on 40.9 percent of the 22 3-pointers he’s attempted and has made 5 of 15 over the last five games. He’s also made 60 percent of his foul shots this season.

ASSIST DISTRIBUTION: The Tigers have recently created buckets via assists more often than the Canes. Miami has 27 assists on 74 field goals (36.5 percent) across its previous three outings while Clemson has assists on 44 of 79 field goals (55.7 percent) during its past three games.

LAST FIVE: Clemson has scored 70.8 points and allowed 63 points over its last five games. Miami has averaged 68.4 points and given up 70.4 over its last five.


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