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Feb. 14, 2012
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CLEMSON, S.C. - Just before Brad Brownell spoke to the media following Tuesday's game against No. 22 Virginia, Paula Brownell asked her husband if he wanted to go to dinner to celebrate Valentine's Day.
"I'm pretty pleased that she wants to go, that's a good thing," the Clemson head coach said.
Valentine's Day was not the only thing the Brownells were celebrating. They also celebrated the Tigers' impressive second half performance, which led to their 60-48 victory at a sold out Littlejohn Coliseum. It was only the second time this season the Cavaliers lost by double digits, and the first time UVA had dropped two consecutive games.
With the win, the Tigers improved to 13-12 and 5-6 in the ACC, while Virginia fell to 19-6 overall and 6-5 in the conference.
"It was a great team win. I thought our guys really competed," Brownell said. "When you play Virginia, they are so fundamentally sound and are in good position all the time, so your effort has to be supreme, and that was the case tonight - especially in the second half.