WHERE: BankUnited Center (7,200) - Coral Gables, Fla.
WHEN: Wednesday, Jan. 18 (7 p.m.)
SPREAD: Miami -6
TV: RSN (Rich Waltz, Dan Bonner)
There, the Tigers will face a Hurricane squad that's led by four double-digit scorers.
Guards Malcolm Grant and Durand Scott average 13.2 and 13.1 points per game, respectively; while forwards Kenny Kadji and Reggie Johnson are scoring 11.2 and 10.3, respectively.
Clemson's Andre Young will play a part in keep both Grant and Scott in check.
"They're great players. They've very versatile. They're very aggressive. They're smart and they're scoring guards," Young said. "We're going to have to do a really good job on them."
Brownell added more about Miami's top scorers.
"Durand Scott is a terrific penetrater and driver of the ball. Malcolm Grant is a very good shooter," he said. "They're completely now when they have Reggie Johnson back, a big, strong, physical, inside presence. I've really been impressed with Kenny Kadji, the post-player, who transferred from Florida.
"He's really talented. Shoots the three, has great size, can play the four or the five, so they can play really big, like they usually do with their starting lineup."
Clemson [9-8, 1-2 ACC] has beaten Miami [9-6, 0-2 ACC] the last five times the two teams have met, tied for the Tigers' longest win streak against an ACC opponent.
"I think we only got two [ACC road wins] last year, so it's not like they're easy to get," Brownell said. "We'd like to get one and get behind us. We felt like we played better against Duke than we did against Boston College. (Getty Images)
A win would snap a two-game slide and keep Clemson from falling to .500 on the. But road wins are tough to come by, particularly in the ACC.
"I think we only got two [ACC road wins] last year, so it's not like they're easy to get," Brownell said. "We'd like to get one and get behind us. We felt like we played better against Duke than we did against Boston College.
"We want to continue to try to play well, but we want to try to find a way to win a game, too."
Clemson leads the all-time series against the 'Canes, 11-6, and has won each of the last five games in the series.
The five-game streak is actually tied for Clemson's longest streak against any ACC opponent in the last 10 years. Clemson also beat N.C. State five times in a row from 2006-10.
Miami (9-6, 0-2)
G #1 Durand Scott (6-4, 198) - 13.1 PPG, 4.5 RPG
G #3 Malcolm Grant (6-1, 188) - 13.2 PPG, 2.7 RPG
G #4 Trey McKinney Jones (6-5, 215) - 7.4 PPG, 4.2 RPG
F #35 Kenny Kadji (6-11, 251) - 11.2 PPG, 5.4 RPG
F #42 Reggie Johnson (6-10, 305) - 10.3 PPG, 7.3 RPG
Clemson (9-8, 1-2)
G #1 T.J. Sapp (6-2, 180) - 5.4 PPG, 2.1 RPG
G #11 Andre Young (5-9, 170) - 13.1 PPG, 3.2 RPG
G #5 Tanner Smith (6-5, 210) - 10.7 PPG, 5.7 RPG
F #24 Milton Jennings (6-9, 225) - 9.2 PPG, 5.6 RPG
F #31 Devin Booker (6-8, 245) - 10.6 PPG, 6.9 RPG