Junior forward Jaron Blossomgame scored 23 points and Clemson handed Boston College its 13th consecutive loss in Atlantic Coast Conference play on Wednesday night, defeating the Eagles 65-54 at Bon Secours Wellness Arena in Greenville, S.C. It was the 12th 20-point game of the season for Blossomgame, who has scored in double figures in 22 of 26 games this season. Clemson (16-10, 9-5 ACC) matched its win total from last season with four regular-season games remaining and improved to 13-3 at home this season. The Tigers also got 17 points from junior guard Avry Holmes and 10 points from sophomore forward Donte Grantham. Holmes turned in a strong defensive performance, limiting guard Eli Carter -- the Eagles' leading scorer -- to five points on 1-of-17 shooting from the field, including 0 of 7 from 3-point range. Boston College (7-19, 0-13) led 34-31 at halftime and 43-42 with 12 minutes remaining, but Clemson used a barrage of 3-pointers to key a 16-5 run that provided a 58-48 advantage with six minutes remaining. Center Dennis Clifford paced Boston College with 17 points on 8-of-12 shooting from the floor and grabbed a team-high eight rebounds. Freshman guard Sammy Barnes-Thompkins made 5-of-8 shots from the field and chipped in 14 points.
Clemson 65, Boston College 54
The Sports Xchange | Feb 17