Clemson Basketball Preview vs. Pittsburgh


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Clemson Basketball Preview vs. Pittsburgh

GAME SETUP

CLEMSON (12-7, 5-2 ACC) vs. PITTSBURGH (16-3, 5-2 ACC)

Date: Wednesday, January 27

Tipoff: 7 p.m. ET

Arena: Bon Secours Wellness Arena (14,987)

Radio: CTSN (Tony Castricone-pbp; Tim Bourret-color)

TV: RSN (Wes Durham-pbp; Mike Gminski-color)

• Clemson returns to action for the first time since January 19 on Wednesday when it welcomes No. 23 Pittsburgh to Bon Secours Wellness Arena.

• A Tiger win would mean a fourth top-25 victory this season, which would be the most by a Clemson team since the 1996-97 unit won five.

• Clemson’s staff will participate in the NABC’s “Suits & Sneakers” initiative this week, aimed at raising awareness for Coaches vs. Cancer.

SERIES HISTORY

CU Series W-L record: Pittsburgh leads 3-1

Streak: Clemson won the most recent meeting

TIGER TRACKS

• Clemson took down Pittsburgh last season in Petersen Events Center, 71-62. Jaron Blossomgame scored 18 points in the Tiger victory.

• The Tigers have three wins over teams currently in the top 35 of the latest RPI, tied for second with Miami in the ACC behind Virginia (4). Pittsburgh is 33rd in the RPI.

• Blossomgame has averaged 18.5 points per game in the month of January, as Clemson has compiled a 5-1 mark against ACC foes.

• The Tigers enter Wednesday’s game having made 29 straight free throws as a team, a school record. Clemson is shooting 80 percent in ACC play.

Landry Nnoko has averaged 10.8 points per game over Clemson’s last five contests, with two double-doubles during the same stretch.

Jordan Roper needs just one steal to reach 100 for his career. When he does, he will be just the 10th player in Clemson history with at least 800 points, 125 three-pointers, 200 assists and 100 steals in a career. The most recent Tiger to do it was Andre Young in 2010-11.

Tags: Jaron Blossomgame, Andre Young, Jordan Roper, Landry Nnoko
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