Clemson postgame notes vs. Pittsburgh


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Clemson played an excellent game and beat Pitt 71-62
Clemson played an excellent game and beat Pitt 71-62

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 BlossomgameJaron Blossomgame
RS So. Forward
#5 6-7, 215
Alpharetta, GA

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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 HallRod Hall
Sr. Guard
#12 6-1, 205
Augusta, GA

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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 GranthamDonte Grantham
Fr. Forward
#15 6-8, 205
Martinsburg, WV

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was 3-for-6 from three-point range to match his single-game high, first achieved against LSU on Nov. 24.
Damarcus HarrisonDamarcus Harrison
Sr. Guard
#21 6-4, 205
Greenwood, SC

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made a pair of three-pointers Saturday and his streak has reached 11 straight games with at least one make.
Jordan RoperJordan Roper
Jr. Guard
#20 6-0, 165
Columbia, SC

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hit multiple three-point goals in the first half, the first time he has hit more than one since the season opener.
Josh SmithJosh Smith
Jr. Forward
#33 6-8, 245
Charlotte, NC

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set a career high with seven points Saturday; he made 2-of-4 field goals and 3-of-4 at the line.
Sidy DjitteSidy Djitte
So. Center
#50 6-10, 240
Fayetteville, NC

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

Tags: Rod Hall, Damarcus Harrison, Jaron Blossomgame, Jordan Roper, Josh Smith, Sidy Djitte, Donte Grantham
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