Clemson 25 36 61
Vatech 36 33 69
Date of game: 3/2/2013

Recap: Virginia Tech vs. Clemson

Blacksburg, VA (Sports Network) - Erick Green scored a game-high 29 points as the Virginia Tech Hokies picked up a 69-62 Atlantic Coast Conference victory over the Clemson Tigers at Cassell Coliseum.

Green, the nation's leading scorer, knocked down 8-of-12 from the field and 5-of-7 from 3-point range for Virginia Tech (13-16, 4-12 ACC) which had lost 10 of its last 11. C.J. Barksdale added 14 points and eight rebounds and Robert Brown tallied 13 points as well.

Devin Booker put in 17 points and Milton Jennings and Adonis Filer added 13 points apiece for Clemson (13-15, 5-11) which has lost five straight.

Virginia Tech rolled out to a 36-25 lead at the break by shooting 62.5 percent from the floor, including a 5-of-9 effort from beyond the arc. Clemson had just nine field goals on 37.5 percent shooting.

The Tigers pulled to within three points twice in the final three minutes but were never able to get over the hump. The Hokies had just eight field goals in the final 20 minutes but knocked in 16-of-18 from the free-throw line.

Clemson had the edge on points in the paint (36-28) but Virginia Tech had the advantage on the boards (33-21).

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