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No. 25 CLEMSON (12-1, 1-0 ACC) vs. BOSTON COLLEGE (10-4, 1-1 ACC)

Date: Wednesday, Jan. 3

Tipoff: 7:04 p.m. ET

Arena: Conte Forum (8,606)

Radio: CTN (Don Munson-pbp; Terrence Oglesby-color)

TV: RSN (Tom Werme-pbp; Jason Capel-color)


• Clemson is 15-7 all-time against Boston College; 3-6 on the road.

• The Tigers have won five-straight in the series dating back to 2013-14.

• This will mark the first game Clemson will play as a ranked team in the AP Poll since Jan. 23, 2010 (No. 17) against Duke.

• Tigers improved to 71-29 overall in Nov./Dec. under Brad Brownell.

• Clemson is one of only three teams in the country to have a perfect record over the last two Decembers (13-0), joining Purdue and West Virginia (per Chris Forman, Purdue).


CU Series W-L record: Clemson is 15-7 all-time against Boston College.
Streak: The Tigers have won five games in a row in the series.



• The Tigers entered the AP Top 25 poll (No. 25) for the first time since the 2009-10 season. Clemson is receiving 45 votes in the USA Today Coaches Poll. Clemson’s RPI checks in at 14th nationally.

• With the win over NC State, head coach Brad Brownell moved into sole possession of the most wins over ACC teams in Clemson history (regular season and tournament) with 60.

• Coach Brownell (136 victories at Clemson) is two wins shy of tying and three shy of passing Oliver Purnell for the third most wins at Clemson.

• With four rebounds, Donte Grantham would become just the sixth player in Clemson history to amass 1,000 points, 500 rebounds and 200 assists in a career.

• Elijah Thomas is one of only three players in the country currently averaging at least 11.0 points, 8.5 rebounds and 2.5 blocks per game, while shooting at least 60.0 percent. (Sports-Reference CBB).



CUTrevor 2018-01-03 18:06:47

This will not be an easy game. BC knocked off undefeated #1 Duke a couple weeks ago and are 8-0 at home. 

CUTrevor 2018-01-03 18:07:15

Eli dunk off a bounce pass from Grantham! Tied at 2 early.

CUTrevor 2018-01-03 18:07:42

Eli layup! Good start for him. Tigers lead 4-2.

CUTrevor 2018-01-03 18:09:14

Reed for 3 as the shot clock expires! Tigers lead 7-2.

CUTrevor 2018-01-03 18:13:46

Ugh Donnal misses a layup. Shouldn't have hesitated.

CUTrevor 2018-01-03 18:15:01

Mitchell for 3! Good start for Tigers. They lead 10-4.

CUTrevor 2018-01-03 18:15:46

Grantham for 3! Tigers lead 13-7. Three different Tigers with 3's already.

CUTrevor 2018-01-03 18:16:44

Grantham drive and a layup makes it 15-7!

CUTrevor 2018-01-03 18:26:47

Grantham with a put back! Tigers lead 17-12.

CUTrevor 2018-01-03 18:27:58

Grantham makes a couple free throws to put the Tigers up 19-14. Great half so far for Grantham with 9 points already!

CUTrevor 2018-01-03 18:28:15

Eli and one!

CUTrevor 2018-01-03 18:29:12

Eli finishes the 3 point play. Tigers lead 22-14.

CUTrevor 2018-01-03 18:31:15

Steal and a great pass from Grantham to DeVoe for a fast break dunk! Tigers lead by 10, their biggest lead of the game, with under 10 mins left in the half. Offense is looking great, on pace to score 96 points. Knock on wood!

CUTrevor 2018-01-03 18:33:01

Donte reached 1,000 points a couple weeks ago and is now just the 6th player in Clemson history with 1,000 points, 500 boards and 200 assists!

CUTrevor 2018-01-03 18:34:10

Grantham makes 2 more free throws! Tigers lead by 12.

CUTrevor 2018-01-03 18:36:40

Reed with a beautiful drive for a layup! Tigers lead by 14!

CUTrevor 2018-01-03 18:37:41

DeVoe drive with the left hand for a layup! Tigers lead by 16!

CUTrevor 2018-01-03 18:39:41

ELI AND ONE!!! Beautiful bounce pass from DeVoe in transition. Tigers are clicking! Chance to go up 19!

CUTrevor 2018-01-03 18:40:47

Eli converts his second 3-point play! Tigers lead by 19 with 6 mins left in the half!

CUTrevor 2018-01-03 18:42:22

DeVoe makes a pair of free throws to put the Tigers back up by 19.

CUTrevor 2018-01-03 18:48:07

BC on a 7-point run. Lead cut to 12 with a minute left in the half.

CUTrevor 2018-01-03 18:49:36

Reed for 3!!! Huge answer to stop the BC run. Lead back to 15 in the final minute of the half.

CUTrevor 2018-01-03 18:50:56

Ugh Sims unable to handle the fast break pass from Grantham after a steal. Should have been an easy 2.

CUTrevor 2018-01-03 18:52:38

DeVoe gets to the rim before the buzzer but misses the layup. Great half by the Tigers on the road!


CUTrevor 2018-01-03 18:59:34

Grantham nearly had a double-double in the first half with 11 points and 9 rebounds. He shot 3-4 from the field and had a couple nice assists.

CUTrevor 2018-01-03 19:07:38

Mitchell for 3! Tigers lead by 18 with 17 mins left to play.

CUTrevor 2018-01-03 19:12:56

Ugh Robinson makes his third 3 of the 2nd half to cut the lead to 12.

CUTrevor 2018-01-03 19:13:20

Reed answers with a 3! Lead back to 15.

CUTrevor 2018-01-03 19:16:02

Good grief Robinson has 13 points in the first 6 minutes of the half after just 2 points in the 1st half. Tigers' lead down to 11.

CUTrevor 2018-01-03 19:17:11

Lead down to 9 with under 14 minutes left and BC has momentum. Brownell should have called a timeout. Tigers led by as many as 19.

CUTrevor 2018-01-03 19:18:33

Lead down to 7 now. All the sudden BC can't miss.

CUTrevor 2018-01-03 19:18:57

Huge bucket by Reed to stop the run! Tigers back up by 9. Reed has 13.

CUTrevor 2018-01-03 19:20:09

Good grief! 4th three-pointer by Robinson in less than 9 minutes this half! 19 point lead has shrunk to 6 with a lot of time to play.

CUTrevor 2018-01-03 19:21:48

Grantham makes a pair of free throws to push the lead to 8. Grantham is 6-6 at the line.

CUTrevor 2018-01-03 19:24:45

5th freaking 3 of the half for Robinson. After 2 points in the 1st! BC is shooting 70% from the field this half! 64% from 3! Tigers lead by just 3.

CUTrevor 2018-01-03 19:25:06

Grantham answers with a huge 3! Lead back to 6. Donte has 18.

CUTrevor 2018-01-03 19:26:25

Robinson finally misses a shot! He has 19 points in the first 10 minutes of the 2nd half.

CUTrevor 2018-01-03 19:26:54

BC layup cuts the lead to 4 points with less than 9 minutes to play.

CUTrevor 2018-01-03 19:28:30

Eli with a layup out of the timeout! Tigers lead by 6.

CUTrevor 2018-01-03 19:29:01

Eli with a block at the other end!

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CUTrevor 2018-01-03 19:30:43

Grantham now has 21 points and will have a chance to put the Tigers up by 10 with a free throw after the timeout.

CUTrevor 2018-01-03 19:32:33

Announcer jinxes Donte, and he misses for the first time at the line. First missed FT of the game for the Tigers. Those guys love to do that.

CUTrevor 2018-01-03 19:33:27

Yet another 3 by BC cuts the lead to 6.

CUTrevor 2018-01-03 19:34:03

DeVoe fast break layup! Tigers lead by 8 with under 7 mins left.

CUTrevor 2018-01-03 19:35:19

Eli makes one of two at the line. Tigers lead by 9 with 6 mins left.

CUTrevor 2018-01-03 19:37:26

Bad turnover by Tigers. They lead by 7 with 5 mins left. Need to put this one away!

CUTrevor 2018-01-03 19:38:31

UGH they leave Robinson open and of course he hits another 3. His 6th of the half. Tigers lead by 4 with 4:30 left.

CUTrevor 2018-01-03 19:42:22

19 point lead down to 2 after a pair of BC free throws.

CUTrevor 2018-01-03 19:42:53

Reed with a big layup! He has 15, Tigers lead by 4.

CUTrevor 2018-01-03 19:43:28

Guess who! Robinson scores again on an impossible shot. Lead down to 2 again.

CUTrevor 2018-01-03 19:43:46

Grantham layup! Lead back to 4.

CUTrevor 2018-01-03 19:44:05

BC scores on a second chance to cut it to 2 with 2 mins left.

CUTrevor 2018-01-03 19:45:14

BC ball down 2 with 1:30 left. They have a chance to take the lead for the first time since the first minute of the game!

CUTrevor 2018-01-03 19:46:54

Tie game, Tigers ball with a minute left.

CUTrevor 2018-01-03 19:47:33

Reed drives and draws a foul! Here's where we find out what this team is made of in a close game on the road.

CUTrevor 2018-01-03 19:48:02

Reed makes the first! Clutch!

CUTrevor 2018-01-03 19:48:36

Reed makes both! His only free throws of the game. He has 17 points.

CUTrevor 2018-01-03 19:49:14

Robinson in and out on the 3 for the lead! Tigers rebound!

CUTrevor 2018-01-03 19:50:44

DeVoe to shoot 2 with 21 secs left!

CUTrevor 2018-01-03 19:51:28

DeVoe makes both! Clutch!!! Tigers lead by 4!

CUTrevor 2018-01-03 19:51:55

BC with a quick layup. Tigers lead by 2 with the ball and 15 secs left.

CUTrevor 2018-01-03 19:53:37

Mitchell fouled with 11.4 secs left! Put em away!

CUTrevor 2018-01-03 19:55:00

Mitchell drills em both! Tigers clutch down the stretch, making 6 straight free throws by 3 different players!

CUTrevor 2018-01-03 19:55:50

TIGERS WIN 9TH STRAIGHT!!! 74-70 over BC, improving to 2-0 in the ACC!

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CUTrevor 2018-01-04 09:42:58


CLEMSON, S.C. — Clemson University men’s basketball got a career night from Donte Grantham’s career-best 23 points and 14 rebounds, including five assists to go along with clutch team free throw shooting down the stretch that saw Clemson knock down six consecutive foul shots to hold onto the 74-70 road win at Boston College on Wednesday night.


Continuing with Grantham’s strong performance, his first four rebounds of the first half placed him into elite company. Grantham is now just one of six players in Clemson history to amass at least 1,000 points, 500 rebounds and 200 assists in a career – joining the likes of Greg Buckner, Trevor Booker, Horace Grant, K.C. Rivers and Vincent Hamilton.


The Tigers (13-1, 2-0 ACC) are off to a 2-0 start in league play – its best start in the ACC since 2010-11 (also 2-0).


The Tigers shot 18-for-20 (.900) from the charity stripe – its second-best percentage at the line in a true road ACC game in program history.


Along with Grantham’s stoic performance, Marcquise Reed finished the game with 17 points, while Elijah Thomas (16 points, four rebounds) and Gabe DeVoe (10 points, six rebounds) rounded out the double-figure scorers for the Tigers.


Clemson raced out of the gates with a vengeance and quickly opened up a double-digit lead on an 18-2 run that would increase the advantage to a game-high 19 points at 35-16 with 5:27 left in the opening stanza. The Tigers would close strong to take a 38-23 lead into the locker room.


However, the Eagles’ (10-5, 1-2 ACC) Jerome Robinson would snap off for 26 points on 10-for-14 shooting from the field, including six from deep to push the Tigers until the very end.


With 1:02 remaining in regulation, the Eagles’ Ky Bowman hit two free throws that complete a long-winded comeback for BC and would tie the game at 68-68.


This is when the Tigers would shoot a perfect 6-for-6 at the foul line thanks to Reed, DeVoe and Shelton Mitchell. The Eagles would finish the last minute of the game 1-for-5 from the field.


The Eagles’ Robinson led all scorers with 28 points. Bowman finished with 19.


The Tigers will return to the court as the home team against Louisville with a 12:00 p.m. tip against the Cardinals from Littlejohn Coliseum.


Notes: Clemson improves to 13-1 on the season (best start since 2008-09) … the Tigers have only started a season 13-1 or better on five occasions (3 NCAA appearances, 2 NIT appearances) … it marked the Tigers’ first win as an AP ranked team since a 73-70 win at NC State on Jan. 16, 2010 (ranked 24th) … the win moves the Tigers to 16-7 all-time against Boston College and 4-6 on the road against the Eagles … the win also gives them six wins in a row in the series with BC … also with the win, head coach Brad Brownell earned his 137th career win at Clemson – moving him two shy of the third-most victories all-time at Clemson … with Clemson shooting 18-for-20 at the foul line – it marked the second-best free throw percentage for the Tigers in a true road ACC game in program history … 90.0 percent at the foul line was also the highest percentage this season for the Tigers on qualifying attempts (minimum of 10) … Donte Grantham notched his fifth career double-double and fourth of the season with a career-high 23 points and career-high 14 rebounds … he joined elite company as one of just six players in Clemson history to amass at least 1,000 points, 500 rebounds and 200 assists in a career … Grantham’s five offensive rebounds tied an individual best this season (Gabe DeVoe – 5 vs. Texas Southern, 11/24/17) … with exactly 10 points, Gabe DeVoe reached the 600-point mark of his career.