Clemson won its fifth straight ACC game Saturday, 76-65 over Miami. It is the sixth time in program history the Tigers have won at least five straight.
The last five-game ACC winning streak by Clemson came in 1996-97, when Rick Barnes’ team went 5-0 to start league play.
Clemson has defeated three ranked opponents for the first time in its history, all in the last six days. The Tigers beat No. 16 Louisville, No. 6 Duke and No. 8 Miami.
Saturday’s win was Clemson’s seventh top-25 win under head coach Brad Brownell. The three wins over ranked foes are the most in a single season at Clemson since 1997-98.
Clemson has now won two straight at home over Miami, and is now 7-2 all-time at home versus the Hurricanes.
The Tigers were 15-15 at the free throw line Saturday, a school record for single-game percentage given a minimum of 15 attempts.
Jaron Blossomgame notched his ACC career high with 25 points Saturday, his sixth 20-point game of the season.
Blossomgame scored double figures for the 15th time in 18 games this season, and for the 43rd time in his career.
Blossomgame matched his career high with nine made field goals.
Blossomgame is 13-13 on free throws the last two games, the longest perfect streak by a Tiger player this season.
Donte Grantham scored double figures for the 10th time this season, his fourth such outing in the Tigers’ last five games.
Jordan Roper finished with 18 points, his eighth double-figure game of the season.
Roper also added to his team-high assist total with six helpers, bringing his new tally to 79 for the season. He had just one turnover in 39 minutes and has only 22 on the season.
Roper posted a career-high five steals Saturday against the Hurricanes, most by a Clemson player since Tanner Smith had five against Gardner-Webb on Nov. 11, 2011.
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