Clemson Hosts Pittsburgh in Showdown for Fifth Place


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GAME SETUP
CLEMSON (19-10, 10-7 ACC) vs. PITTSBURGH (22-8, 10-7 ACC)
Tipoff: Saturday, March 8 (4 p.m.)
Tickets: 1-800-CLEMSON
Radio: CTSN (Pete Yanity-pbp; Tim Bourret-color)
TV: ACC Network (Tim Brant-pbp; Dave Odom-color)
• Clemson is in search of a school-record 11th ACC win Saturday against Pittsburgh. Three previous teams finished with 10 regular season wins (two in 14-game seasons and one in a 16-game season), while this year’s squad achieved the mark last time out with a 58-54 victory over Miami.
• The Tigers’ five-win ACC improvement from last season is tied for the second-best jump in conference wins in school history.

SERIES HISTORY
CU Series W-L record: Pittsburgh leads 2-0
Streak: Pittsburgh has won both meetings

QUICK HITS
• Clemson looks to avenge an earlier meeting with Pittsburgh, a game the Panthers won handily at Petersen Events Center, 76-43.
• The Tiger program has had just 12 teams in its entire history win at least 20 games in a season. Saturday, Clemson’s current team has a chance to make it 13 with a victory over Pitt.
• A Clemson win would guarantee the Tigers the No. 5 seed in next week’s ACC Tournament in Greensboro.
• Saturday would ordinarily be a Senior Day celebration at Littlejohn Coliseum. But for the first time since 1996, Clemson does not have a senior on its roster.
• Clemson celebrates its Alumni Reunion Weekend on Saturday. Nearly 80 former players, managers and coaches are expected to return to Clemson.
• The Tigers have won four of their past five games entering Saturday. During that stretch, junior guard Damarcus HarrisonDamarcus Harrison
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Greenwood, SC

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has solidified a starting spot by averaging 13.2 points per game and converting 11-of-23 three-pointers.
K.J. McDanielsK.J. McDaniels
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Birmingham, AL

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needs nine points Saturday to reach 500 for the season.

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