Clemson postgame notes vs. Pitt


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Nnoko posted three of Clemson’s four blocked shots.
Nnoko posted three of Clemson’s four blocked shots.

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* Clemson finished the regular season 19-11 and 10-8 in the ACC. The Tigers are assured of at least a tie for sixth place, which represents an eight-spot improvement from preseason media predictions.

* The Tigers’ 10 ACC wins doubled their previous season total from 2012-13. Clemson also improved its regular season win total from 13 to 19.

* Clemson’s 10 ACC wins tied the 1986-87, 1989-90 and 2007-08 teams for most in school history.

* Clemson finished the game with nine makes from three-point range, its highest figure in an ACC game this season and third-most in any game.

* The Tigers made five three-pointers in the opening half, their most in a half since the second frame at Florida State when they also put in five from long distance.

* Clemson’s 38 points in the first half were the most since scoring the same amount in the opening half against Furman on Dec. 14.

* Clemson played its third overtime game of the season, most since the 2007-08 team played in four extra period contests.

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* K.J. McDanielsK.J. McDaniels
Jr. Forward
#32 6-6, 200
Birmingham, AL

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produced his 12th game with at least 20 points this season, as he posted a team-high 24 points.

* McDaniels became the 14th player in Clemson history to score at least 500 points in a season, and first since K.C. Rivers accomplished the feat in 2007-08.

* Two members of Clemson’s 500-point club for a single season were in attendance to see McDaniels join the group, Elden Campbell and Dale Davis. Saturday was Clemson’s alumni reunion celebration.

* McDaniels scored in double figures for the 26th time in 30 regular season games, the most by a Tiger since Trevor BookerTrevor Booker
Forward (2006 - 2009)
#35 6-7, 240
Whitmire, SC

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posted 27 in the 2009-10 regular season as a senior.

* McDaniels set a career-high with four assists in Saturday’s game.

* McDaniels blocked one shot, extending his streak to 12 games with at least one.

* Jaron BlossomgameJaron Blossomgame
RS Fr. Forward
#5 6-7, 215
Alpharetta, GA

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scored double digits for the third time this season, and first time since the game at Florida State on Feb. 1.

* Blossomgame tied his career-high with 14 points, the same amount he had in the Tigers’ upset win over Duke on Jan. 11.

* Blossomgame made multiple three-pointers for only the third time this season (vs. Duke, at Florida State).

* Jordan RoperJordan Roper
So. Guard
#20 5-11, 165
Columbia, SC

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made his first three-point bucket since the game at Syracuse on Feb. 9. The seven-game drought was the longest of his career.

* Roper finished 3-of-6 from three and scored 12 points, his first double digit scoring effort since the Georgia Tech game on Feb. 4.

* Austin AjukwaAustin Ajukwa
Fr. Guard
#1 6-5, 190
Columbia, SC

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hit a three-pointer in the first half, his first since the Virginia game on Feb. 15.

* Ajukwa scored six points in a season-high 18 minutes.

* Landry NnokoLandry Nnoko
So. Center
#35 6-10, 245
Montverde, FL

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posted three of Clemson’s four blocked shots and finished the regular season with 49, second-most on the team.

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