WDBJ7 Sports Reporter
5:54 PM EST, March 7, 2012
Preparations are underway for the 59th ACC tournament, held this year in Atlanta, Georgia.
Wednesday was practice day as teams got ready for the first round of games on Thursday.
The ACC Tournament is inside Philips Arena for the first time this year, and Thursday's matchup between Virginia Tech and Clemson will be the Hokies first-ever game inside this building.
They took an hour of practice Wednesday to get comfortable with the new rims, and the news of the day was about Victor Davila. The senior forward was in workout clothes but did not participate in any drills and its highly unlikely he will play another game for Virginia Tech (15-16, 4-12 in the ACC).
"As of right now no chance. I'm just praying and hopefully I'll get better," Davila said. "If I don't, then I'll keep supporting my teammates."
Coach Seth Greenberg said: "We do not expect Vic to play. They've tried anything and everything they could to give him a chance to play. Me personally, I think it's a sports hernia right now."
The Hokies and Tigers have a knack for nailbiters. Since joining the ACC, 10 of Virginia Tech's 12 games against Clemson have been decided by five or fewer points, including the series split this year.
"They play real hard, play very good defense," senior guard Dorenzo Hudson said. "I feel like they try to keep it at their pace and I just feel like they do a very good job, like we do, on the defensive end and just keep the game kind of close and it comes down to one shot every time."
The University of Virginia was scheduled to take the floor for practice at 6 p.m. Wednesday.
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