Ian Schieffelin powers Clemson past Pitt

Ian Schieffelin scored 15 points and grabbed 12 rebounds as Clemson won its third consecutive game, beating visiting Pitt 69-62 on Tuesday night.Clemson (20-8, 10-7 Atlantic Coast Conference) also

Ian Schieffelin powers Clemson past Pitt

Ian Schieffelin scored 15 points and grabbed 12 rebounds as Clemson won its third consecutive game, beating visiting Pitt 69-62 on Tuesday night.

Clemson (20-8, 10-7 Atlantic Coast Conference) also got 12 points and 10 rebounds from PJ Hall plus 15 points apiece from Chase Hunter and Joseph Girard III in a total team effort. Schieffelin finished with a team-high three assists.

The Panthers (18-10, 9-8) lost for the second time in three games, missing an opportunity to improve their NCAA Tournament resume.

Carlton Carrington led Pitt with 18 points, seven rebounds and three assists. Ishmael Leggett had 15 points, Jaland Lowe scored 11, and Zack Austin chipped in 10 points.

Pitt’s Blake Hinson — who entered the game as the second-leading scorer in the ACC with 18.9 points per game — was held to six points on 2-of-9 shooting from the floor, his lowest scoring total since Dec. 20, when he had just five points against Purdue-Fort Wayne.

Pitt led by as much as 10 points and went into halftime with a four-point advantage. Clemson then started the second half with a 12-4 run, highlighted by a 3-pointer from Hall, to take the lead.

The Panthers trailed by just a point with 1:40 to play after a pair of free throws from Carrington. Then a 7-1 Clemson run — which included a 3-pointer from Hunter and a dunk from Schieffelin — sealed the win.

Clemson made three more field goals and one more free throw than Pitt while winning the rebounding battle 39-32. The Tigers outscored the Panthers in the paint 28-18.

The Panthers finished with just three turnovers, marking the second time this season they lost a game when turning the ball fewer than seven times. Pitt went 7 of 25 (28 percent) from 3-point range, falling to 3-5 this season when shooting 28 percent or worse from beyond the arc.