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Clemson vs. Pittsburgh postgame notes

Clemson vs. Pittsburgh postgame notes

Team Notes

• Clemson won its first ACC game of the season Saturday at Pittsburgh. It is the sixth time since 2000 that the Tigers started ACC play 0-2 but won their third conference game.

• The Tigers won at Petersen Events Center, a venue that had seen the Panthers post a 200-27 record prior to Saturday.

• Clemson’s win was just the 25th by a conference opponent in the history of Petersen Events Center

• The win was Brad Brownell’s 250th as a head coach. He now has a 250-149 record in his 13 seasons.

• Clemson’s win Saturday was its first in four tries against the Pitt program. The Panthers won the first meeting in 1958, and both last season in Pitt’s first ACC season.

• Clemson won the rebound margin with a +17 figure. It was the largest rebound advantage over Pittsburgh since Georgetown had the same mark on Jan. 23, 1999.

• The Tigers outscored Pitt’s bench by a 23-7 figure. It was Clemson’s largest advantage in bench points since the season opener.

• Clemson’s .471 shooting percentage was its highest since the Gardner-Webb game, the Tigers’ third contest of the season.

• The Tigers made 8-of-18 three-pointers Saturday, tying their season-high for a game.

• Clemson’s 15 assists matched a season high, achieved first vs. Oakland on Dec. 22.

Individual Notes

Jaron Blossomgame led the Tigers in scoring with 18 points; he has scored double figures in 12 straight games and 14 out of 15 overall.

• Blossomgame has made eight of his last 13 three-point attempts after starting the year just 2-for-21.

• Rod hall added 12 points and four assists Saturday; with the four assists, he now has 338 for his career to move into 12th place on Clemson’s all-time list.

• Hall matched his career high with seven rebounds, set last year vs. Maryland in double overtime.

Donte Grantham was 3-for-6 from three-point range to match his single-game high, first achieved against LSU on Nov. 24.

Damarcus Harrison made a pair of three-pointers Saturday and his streak has reached 11 straight games with at least one make.

Jordan Roper hit multiple three-point goals in the first half, the first time he has hit more than one since the season opener.

Josh Smith set a career high with seven points Saturday; he made 2-of-4 field goals and 3-of-4 at the line.

Sidy Djitte matched his career high with eight points on 4-of-5 field goals. He added seven rebounds in an active 14 minutes.