Tigers take on Cavs without suspended junior Jennings

Clemson will be without junior forward Milton Jennings when the Tigers travel to Virginia for Tuesday’s key ACC showdown.

Jennings was suspended indefinitely on Monday for failure to comply with the team’s academic standards. Clemson coach Brad Brownell said Jennings did not make the trip to Charlottesville, Va.

Jennings, who was averaging 8.9 points and 5.4 rebounds per game on the season, won’t be available for the showdown with the Cavaliers  and could miss the rest of the season.

Clemson comes into the game having won two straight ACC games to even its league record at 3-3 on the season. The Tigers defeated Georgia Tech and Wake Forest at home on consecutive weekends.

Tuesday’s game at Virginia will be Clemson’s first of five on the road in the ACC over its next seven contests, spanning a total of 22 days.

Tuesday’s game will feature the top two scoring defenses in the ACC. Virginia leads the conference by allowing just 50.6 points per game. Clemson is second, yielding 59.7 points per game to the opposition.

Clemson has increased its scoring offense during conference play. Through six games, the Tigers are averaging 68.3 points per game, nearly five points higher than their average during the non-conference portion of the schedule.

Andre Young is seventh among all ACC players in conference play with a scoring average of 16.3 points per game. He has scored 48 over the Tigers’ last two contests.

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