Clemson vs Virginia Tech 3/9/22 - College Basketball Picks & Predictions

Last Updated: 03/09/2022 at 8:58 AM ET

The Clemson Tigers roll into the second round of the ACC tournament following a six point win over North Carolina State to extend the team's winning straight to five games. Defensively Clemson stifled North Carolina State holding the Wolfpack to 34.9% shooting from the floor and 17.4% from beyond the arc, while forcing 7 turnovers in route to the first round win.

The Clemson offense shot the ball well making 41.7% of their shots to score 70 points in 40 minutes. PJ Hall led all scorers for Clemson with 18 points and 10 rebounds in 32 minutes on the floor. Nick Honor added 13 points and Al-Amir Dawes chipped in 12 points off the bench.

The Virginia Tech Hokies will play their first game in the conference tournament after a four point loss to this Clemson team ended the regular season. Offensively Virginia Tech was abysmal in the final game of the season making only 37.3% of their shots and turned the ball over 13 times in route to the loss.

Offensively Virginia Tech has three players averaging double figures this season led by Keve Aluma scoring 15.4 points per game on 53.1% shooting. Justyn Mutts adds a second best 10.3 points to go along with a team high 7.5 rebounds and a team leading 3.4 assists. While Nahiem Alleyne as in a third best 10.2 points per game.

Virginia Tech will come into this game with redemption on their mind after the loss to this Clemson team ended their season. Look for Virginia Tech to control this game as Clemson will be in the second game of a back to back giving the Hokies the advantage. Virginia Tech has a far better defense that will be the difference as they hold Clemson down leading to the win. Final Score Prediction, Virginia Tech wins 74-67.

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