Clemson looks for two straight at Pitt
Clemson travels to Pittsburgh this Saturday for a game against Pitt. The Tigers have lost six straight and are tied with the Panthers for last place in the ACC.
CLEMSON (11-8, 1-6) vs. PITTSBURGH (12-8, 1-6)
Date: Saturday, Jan. 28
Tipoff: 12 p.m. ET
Arena: 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.
CU Series W-L record: Pittsburgh leads 3-2
Streak: Clemson has won the last two meetings
• 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.