Clemson will try and alter the college basketball landscape yet again when they travel to face No. 2 Virginia. The Cavaliers are in first place and have yet to falter in Atlantic Coast Conference play.
The Tigers remain in the thick of the ACC chase and with an upset and could open numerous possibilities for themselves and others in the conference. However, Virginia (18-1, 12-4 ATS) is sending off signals they might be untouchable thanks to suffocating defense and an efficient offense.
The college basketball odds opened with Virginia as a 10-point favorite and they will have one major advantage besides the home crowd.
The Tigers are (16-3, 10-5-1 ATS) tied for second place in the ACC with a 5-2 record. Clemson is off a hard-fought battle with Notre Dame, whom they put away late 67-58 as a 6.5-point home favorite. However, that victory proved costly. The Tigers second-leading scorer and rebounder Donte Grantham suffered a torn ACL. That will end his college career as a senior and that means freshman Aamir Simms will be his primary replacement.