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Clemson to Face Pittsburgh

Clemson to Face Pittsburgh

GAMEDAY SETUPCLEMSON (11-8, 1-6) vs. PITTSBURGH (12-8, 1-6)Date: Saturday, Jan. 28Tipoff: 12 p.m. ETArena: Petersen Events Center (12,508)Radio: CTSN (Tony Castricone-pbp; Tim Bourret-color)TV: RSN (Wes Durham-pbp; Jason Capel-color)• Clemson and Pittsburgh both look to put a stop to six-game skids on Saturday; the Tigers have dropped four games by five points or less during the stretch. Both teams are still rated among the top 50 in the latest RPI.• The Tigers won at Pittsburgh in their last trip in 2014-15; Clemson has won two straight in the series after starting 0-3 against the Panthers.• Clemson’s current scoring average of 75.9 points per game is on pace to be the program’s highest figure since the 2008-09 season.SERIES HISTORYCU Series W-L record: Pittsburgh leads 3-2Streak: Clemson has won the last two meetingsTIGER TRACKS• Saturday’s game features three of the top seven scorers in the ACC. Pitt’s Jamel Artis and Michael Young rank 1-2 in the ACC in scoring, both at over 20 points per game, while Clemson’s Jaron Blossomgame is seventh at 18.1.• Blossomgame tied the late Demontez Stitt for fifth in Clemson history with his 111th start as a Tiger against Virginia Tech. He will tie Terrell McIntyre (1995-99) for fourth by starting Saturday’s game.• Blossomgame needs just eight points to become the 11th player in Clemson history with 1,500 over a career. He has posted 20 or more points in five of the Tigers’ last six games.• Donte Grantham is coming off his highest point total in an ACC game (15 vs. Virginia Tech) since Feb. 23, 2016 at Georgia Tech, when he had 16.• Shelton Mitchell’s 10 assists against the Hokies last time out were the most by a Clemson player in an ACC game since Jordan Roper produced 10 in a win at Syracuse on Jan. 5, 2016. Mitchell’s assist total also represented a career high, breaking his previous mark of eight set as a Vanderbilt freshman.

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