GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) Jaron Blossomgame scored 22 points as Clemson opened a double-digit lead in the opening half to win for the sixth time in seven games with a 73-60 victory over Pittsburgh on Wednesday night.
Blossomgame became the first Clemson player to score at least 20 points in three straight games since K.J. McDaniels did it early in the 2013-14 season. He also helped the Tigers (13-7, 6-2 Atlantic Coast Conference) keep pace near the top of the league standings with only ACC leader North Carolina having more conference wins.
Clemson continued its surprising conference run, adding Pitt (16-4, 5-3) to the list of ACC powers this season alongside Louisville, Duke and Miami.
The Tigers built a large lead with a 17-5 run in the opening half. They extended the margin to as many as 18 in the second half.
Michael Young tied his season high with 25 points for Pittsburgh.