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DeVoe leads No. 16 Clemson to 72-48 win over Pitt

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) Gabe DeVoe wants the ball if he is open. Especially these days.

DeVoe matched his career high with 25 points, helping No. 16 Clemson beat Pittsburgh 72-48 on Thursday night.

DeVoe was 7 for 11 from 3-point range. The senior is shooting 65 percent (22 of 34) from behind the arc during the Tigers' four-game win streak.

''I feel no pressure. I'm shooting without a conscious,'' he said.

DeVoe has led Clemson in scoring in four of five games since the Tigers lost forward Donte Grantham to a knee injury.

Shelton Mitchell made three 3s on his way to 12 points, and Elijah Thomas had 10 points and 11 rebounds for the Tigers (20-4, 9-3 Atlantic Coast Conference).

Clemson led 32-22 at halftime and then put Pitt away with an impressive stretch on offense. The Tigers scored on nine of their first 10 second-half possessions.

Mitchell hit back-to-back 3s to make it 56-28 with 14:21 left. Clemson shot 12 for 27 from beyond the arc.

''When they start making shots, they are hard to beat,'' Pitt coach Kevin Stallings said.

Terrell Brown led Pitt with 19 points on 9-of-15 shooting. No other Panther made more than two shots.

Pitt (8-17, 0-12) shot 39.1 percent (18 for 46) from the field. It also committed 15 turnovers, leading to 22 points for Clemson.

It was Clemson's second double-digit victory in nine ACC wins this season. Pitt has lost all but two of its ACC games by at least 10 points and is losing its league games by an average of more than 18 points.

PANTHERS' WOES

Stallings didn't like the way his team practiced this week and he really didn't like the way they played, either.

''I didn't think our performance was really good on either end, to be honest with you,'' Stallings said.

When things get tough, Stallings said the Panthers panic and try to make plays on their own like they did in high school.

''At some point, they're going to realize that life is over with because this is the ACC and you can't go solo in this league and beat anybody,'' he said.

FLU SEASON

Marcquise Reed, Clemson's leading scorer at nearly 16 points a game, had just four points in 23 minutes. He is recovering from the flu.

BIG PICTURE

Pitt: The Panthers are two-thirds of the way through the ACC schedule without a win. Since joining the Big East in 1983, Pitt has never won fewer than four conference games, which happened in its inaugural ACC season last year. There is hope. The Panthers have three of the other four worst ACC teams left on their schedule. The ACC's most recent winless team was Boston College two years ago. Before that, there hadn't been a winless team since Maryland in the old eight-team league 1987.

Clemson: The win keeps Clemson in second place in the ACC behind just Virginia. The Tigers might have been the ACC appetizer Thursday night to Duke-North Carolina, but those teams are at least percentage points behind the Tigers in the standings. The only time Clemson has finished above the Blue Devils and Tar Heels was in 1990, which remains its only regular-season ACC title. The Tigers also reached 20 wins faster than all but two other Clemson teams.

UP NEXT

Pitt hosts Louisville on Sunday.

Clemson heads to Florida State on Wednesday.

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Key Players
M. Carr
5 G
M. Reed
2 G
34.3 Min. Per Game 34.3
15.9 Pts. Per Game 15.9
3.2 Ast. Per Game 3.2
4.8 Reb. Per Game 4.8
42.1 Field Goal % 44.9
35.3 Three Point % 37.6
83.6 Free Throw % 85.6
  Defensive rebound by Clyde Trapp 13.0
  Peace Ilegomah missed 2nd of 2 free throws 13.0
  Peace Ilegomah missed 1st of 2 free throws 13.0
  Personal foul on Clyde Trapp 13.0
+ 2 Anthony Oliver II made dunk 30.0
  Offensive rebound by Anthony Oliver II 32.0
  Malik William missed 3-pt. jump shot 34.0
  Offensive rebound by Malik William 52.0
  Scott Spencer missed 3-pt. jump shot 54.0
  Defensive rebound by Anthony Oliver II 1:06
  Jonathan Milligan missed jump shot 1:08
Team Stats
Points 48 72
Field Goals 18-46 (39.1%) 27-59 (45.8%)
3-Pointers 5-15 (33.3%) 12-27 (44.4%)
Free Throws 7-15 (46.7%) 6-9 (66.7%)
Total Rebounds 28 35
Offensive 5 10
Defensive 22 25
Team 1 0
Assists 7 17
Steals 5 5
Blocks 3 5
Turnovers 14 8
Fouls 11 10
Technicals 0 0
19 PTS, 8 REB
25 PTS, 6 REB
12T
away team logo Pittsburgh 8-17 222648
home team logo 16 Clemson 20-4 324072
Team Stats
away team logo Pittsburgh 8-17 75.6 PPG 41.8 RPG 12.5 APG
home team logo 16 Clemson 20-4 71.3 PPG 37.9 RPG 12.2 APG
Key Players
21
T. Brown F/C 6.1 PPG 5.2 RPG 0.2 APG 48.8 FG%
00
G. DeVoe G PPG RPG APG FG%
Top Scorers
T. Brown F/C 19 PTS 8 REB 0 AST
G. DeVoe G 25 PTS 6 REB 0 AST
39.1 FG% 45.8
33.3 3PT FG% 44.4
46.7 FT% 66.7
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
T. Brown 19 8 0 9/15 1/2 0/0 2 28 1 2 4 2 6
P. Stewart 8 4 0 2/6 2/4 2/3 2 31 1 0 0 0 4
J. Wilson-Frame 6 3 1 2/6 2/4 0/0 2 24 0 0 4 0 3
K. Davis 5 1 1 2/2 0/0 1/2 2 29 0 0 1 0 1
M. Carr 3 1 4 1/7 0/2 1/2 1 27 1 0 2 0 1
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
T. Brown 19 8 0 9/15 1/2 0/0 2 28 1 2 4 2 6
P. Stewart 8 4 0 2/6 2/4 2/3 2 31 1 0 0 0 4
J. Wilson-Frame 6 3 1 2/6 2/4 0/0 2 24 0 0 4 0 3
K. Davis 5 1 1 2/2 0/0 1/2 2 29 0 0 1 0 1
M. Carr 3 1 4 1/7 0/2 1/2 1 27 1 0 2 0 1
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
J. Milligan 4 1 1 2/5 0/1 0/0 0 13 0 0 1 0 1
S. Stevenson 3 2 0 0/2 0/1 3/6 1 17 0 0 2 1 1
M. Boykins 0 0 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0
K. Chukwuka 0 6 0 0/3 0/1 0/0 1 21 2 1 0 2 4
S. George 0 0 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
P. Ilegomah 0 1 0 0/0 0/0 0/2 0 3 0 0 0 0 1
A. Starzynski 0 0 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
Z. Smith - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Mascaro - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 48 27 7 18/46 5/15 7/15 11 200 5 3 14 5 22
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
G. DeVoe 25 6 0 9/16 7/11 0/1 0 36 1 1 0 1 5
S. Mitchell 12 2 3 4/9 3/6 1/2 1 34 1 0 3 0 2
E. Thomas 10 11 3 5/10 0/0 0/0 3 23 0 3 1 3 8
D. Skara 9 1 0 2/3 0/1 5/6 1 27 2 0 0 1 0
M. Reed 4 2 7 2/7 0/2 0/0 2 23 1 0 2 1 1
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
G. DeVoe 25 6 0 9/16 7/11 0/1 0 36 1 1 0 1 5
S. Mitchell 12 2 3 4/9 3/6 1/2 1 34 1 0 3 0 2
E. Thomas 10 11 3 5/10 0/0 0/0 3 23 0 3 1 3 8
D. Skara 9 1 0 2/3 0/1 5/6 1 27 2 0 0 1 0
M. Reed 4 2 7 2/7 0/2 0/0 2 23 1 0 2 1 1
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
M. Donnal 5 2 0 2/3 1/1 0/0 0 11 0 1 0 1 1
C. Trapp 3 3 3 1/3 1/2 0/0 1 20 0 0 2 0 3
A. Oliver II 2 2 0 1/2 0/0 0/0 0 2 0 0 0 1 1
A. Simms 2 4 1 1/1 0/0 0/0 2 13 0 0 0 0 4
S. Spencer 0 0 0 0/3 0/3 0/0 0 6 0 0 0 0 0
M. William 0 2 0 0/2 0/1 0/0 0 5 0 0 0 2 0
L. Davis - - - - - - - - - - - - -
I. Fields - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 72 35 17 27/59 12/27 6/9 10 200 5 5 8 10 25