Talib Zanna recorded 22 points Tuesday night, and Lamar Patterson added 13, and the Pitt Panthers rebounded from their Saturday loss to second-ranked Syracuse with a 76-43 romp at home over Clemson.
Cameron Wright (12 pts.) and Josh Newkirk (10) also reached double figures for the Panthers (17-2; 5-1 ACC), who entered the night in a three-way tie with Clemson and Virginia for second place in the Atlantic Coast Conference, one game behind Syracuse.
The Panthers’ defense held Clemson’s leading scorer, K.J. McDaniels to 11 points. No other player for the Tigers scored more than six.
Pitt will play at Maryland on Saturday night before hosting Duke on Monday.