Clemson-FSU by the numbers, conference play primer

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Check out a look at Clemson and the ACC so far...

Clemson Tigers – 8-4

Top-50 RPI Wins: 0 (Led at the half or in the second half on top-20 Arizona and Gonzaga, home and neutral site respectively – ended up losing by 10 per game).

Top-100 RPI Wins: 1 (UTEP in Old Spice Classic)

101-199 RPI Losses: 1 (Purdue)

Top-200+ RPI Losses: 1 (Coastal Carolina, RPI of 274).

Current RPI/SOS: 196/311.

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Key Contributor Notes: Forward Devin Booker leads the group with 11.3 points and 7.3 rebounds per game, joining fellow big men K.J. McDaniels (11.1 PPG/2 blocks per game) and Milton Jennings (10.1/5.2 RPG) in double-figures for the Tigers. Coming off the bench, freshman guard Adonis Filer is fourth on the team in scoring (9 PPG) and in minutes (21.4). As a team, the Tigers are 29th nationally in blocks per (5.2) and 35th in steal percentage (13.1) nationally. They are holding opponents to a 28th-best 0.88 points per possession.

Clemson/FSU by the numbers

Categories Clemson Florida State
PPG 66.7 73.8
PPG Allowed 55 67.8
FG% 45.9 45.6
3PT% 33 38.4
RPG 34.1 35.4
eFG% 50.9 52
Turnover % (Amount per 100 plays) 17.5 22.7
Free throw rate (FT attempts/FG attempts) 34.3 42.8

A look at the ACC…

Duke Blue Devils – 13-0

Top-50 RPI Wins: 5

Top-100 RPI Wins: 9 (Neutral site wins over Kentucky, Minnesota, Louisville, VCU, Davidson and, Temple – beat Ohio State, Santa Clara and Elon at home).

101-199 RPI Losses: 0

Top-200+ RPI Losses: 0

Current RPI/SOS: 1/1

Key Contributor Notes: Big man Mason Plumlee is stating his case for ACC Player of the Year, averaging a double-double of 18.8 points and 11.2 rebounds per, while senior guard Seth Curry is right there in points production at 16.2 per game.

Maryland Terrapins – 12-1

Top-50 RPI Wins: 0

Top-100 RPI Wins: 2 (By 20 at Northwestern, 69-62 over Georgia Mason at neutral site).

101-199 RPI Losses: 0

Top-200+ RPI Losses: 0

Current RPI/SOS: 70/292

Key Contributor Notes: Seven-footer Alex Len paces the Terps with 13.3 points and eight rebounds per game. Xavier transfer Dez Wells is making an instant impact, second on the team in scoring with two 20-plus point games this season.

Miami Hurricanes – 9-3

Top-50 RPI Wins: 3 (Michigan State at home, Massachusetts away and La Salle at home).

Top-100 RPI Wins: 4

101-199 RPI Losses: 1 (Florida Gulf Coast away).

Top-200+ RPI Losses: 0

Current RPI/SOS: 10/4

Key Contributor Notes: Leading scorer Durand Scott, a 6-5 senior guard, has scored double-digits in every game he’s played this season, including 18 points – hitting 8-of-9 free throws in the ‘Canes 76-59 win over La Salle. They’ll need more of that with center Reggie Johnson (12.6 PPG/10.1 RPG) going down with a broken thumb, which is expected to sideline him for most of ACC play (6-8 weeks).

NC State Wolfpack – 11-2

Top-50 RPI Wins: 2 (Two top-50 losses, by 7 at Michigan and by 20 to Oklahoma State at a neutral site).

Top-100 RPI Wins: 4

101-199 RPI Losses: 0

Top-200+ RPI Losses: 0

Key Contributor Notes: Since a bit of a slow start, preseason ACC Player of the Year C.J. Leslie has come on, scoring 22.3 points and grabbing 7.3 rebounds per in NC State’s last four games. Freshman T.J. Warren has bolstered the Wolfpack’s depth in the paint, averaging 13.5 points per in 26.5 minutes per game.

North Carolina Tar Heels – 10-3

Top-50 RPI Wins: 1 (UNLV, 79-73 at home)

Top-100 RPI Wins: 2

101-199 RPI Losses: 1 (At Texas)

Top-200+ RPI Losses: 0

Current RPI/SOS: 29/47

Key Contributor Notes: Sophomore forward James Michael McAdoo leads the Heels, with 14.8 points and 8.3 rebounds per game, while swing-man Reggie Bullock is hitting 47.5 percent from the perimeter (29-61) at second in scoring.

Virginia Tech Hokies – 9-4

Top-50 RPI Wins: 1

Top-100 RPI Wins: 2 (Both at home, 95-79 over Iowa and 81-71 over Oklahoma State).

101-199 RPI Losses: 0

Top-200+ RPI Losses: 1 (Ga. Southern at home, 78-73)

Current RPI/SOS: 139/237

Key Contributor Notes: The Hokies have the ACC’s leading scorer in Erick Green (24.4 PPG), also in the top-tier in scoring overall as a team (77.1 PPG).

Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets – 10-2

Top-50 RPI Wins: 1

Top-100 RPI Wins: 0

101-199 RPI Losses: 0

Top-200+ RPI Losses: 0 (Eight 200+ wins though).

Current RPI/SOS: 105/297

Key Contributor Notes: Frosh swing-man Marcus Georges-Hunt has had more ups than downs to lead the Jackets in scoring (11.5 PPG/4.5 RPG) and fellow freshman forward Robert Carter is right there with him (10 PPG/6.8 RPG).

Virginia Cavaliers – 10-3

Top-50 RPI Wins: 0

Top-100 RPI Wins: 1

101-199 RPI Losses: 1

Top-200+ RPI Losses: 1 (Actually No. 303, Old Dominion at neutral site).

Current RPI/SOS: 159/310

Key Contributor Notes: Sizable guard Joe Harris (6’6) is atop the ‘Hoos in points (15), with a 46.7 3-point percentage (60-195), while forward Akil Mitchell cleans up the paint – 9.2 rebounds in addition to 13.2 points per game.

Florida State Seminoles – 8-5

Top-50 RPI Wins: 1

Top-100 RPI Wins: 3

101-199 RPI Losses: 1

Top-200+ RPI Losses: 2 (Home versus South Alabama and on the road at Auburn).

Current RPI/SOS: 99/55

Key Contributor Notes: On a team filled with youth, upperclassmen Michael Snaer (guard) at 16.3 points and Okaro White (forward) at 12.7 points per pace the ‘Noles.

Boston College Eagles – 8-5

Top-50 RPI Wins: 0

Top-100 RPI Wins: 0

101-199 RPI Losses: 1

Top-200+ RPI Losses: 0

Key Contributor Notes: Sophomore forward Ryan Anderson has been the most consistent Eagle, averaging 15.9 points and 9.5 rebounds per game, but freshman guard Olivier Hanlan has been a pleasant surprise as an early contributor, scoring double-figures in BC’s last five games.

Wake Forest Demon Deacons – 7-5

Top-50 RPI Wins: 0

Top-100 RPI Wins: 0

101-199 RPI Losses: 2

Top-200+ RPI Losses: 0

Key Contributor Notes: The Deacs have won three in a row, including knocking off Xavier, with upperclassmen forward Travis McKie (14.5 PPG/7.9 RPG) and guard C.J. Harris (14.3 PPG/81 FT%) leading a young Wake Forest team.

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