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Clemson vs. Miami postgame notes

Clemson vs. Miami postgame notes

  • 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.

  • Sidy Djitte notched double-digit rebounds for the fifth time this season, most on the team.