Clemson

Ron Green Jr.March 10, 2011 

No. 4 seed

20-10 regular season

9-7 ACC

2 p.m. Friday,

WRAL, ESPN2

Starting lineup

G Demontez Stitt 14.1 ppg, 4.4 rpg

G Andre Young 10.8 ppg, 3.0 apg

F Tanner Smith 7.7 ppg, 3.5 rpg

F Devin Booker 7.8 ppg, 5.3 rpg

F Jerai Grant 12.4 ppg, 6.8 rpg

Coming in hot: Grant has consistently delivered big production for the Tigers inside, both as a scorer and rebounder. His 17-point, nine-rebound, four-blocked shot effort against Virginia Tech Saturday exemplified his season.

Number to know: 60, points allowed per game, the lowest in the ACC. The Tigers aren't necessarily pretty in what they do, but they get it done defensively.

Contender or pretender: Getting a first-round bye should help the Tigers, but they're at least one player short of being a serious contender. They lack a player who can take over games, especially at the offensive end, but that doesn't mean they can't make some noise in Greensboro.

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