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NEW YORK (AP) -- Gabe DeVoe scored 25 points and Shelton Mitchell had 21 as No. 19 Clemson beat Boston College 90-82 on Thursday to advance to the Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament semifinals for the first time since 2011.

The fourth-seeded Tigers (23-8) will face top-seeded and No. 1-ranked Virginia on Friday night.

The Eagles' excellent backcourt of Jerome Robinson (20 points) and Ky Bowman (23 points) combined to shoot 10-for-32 from the field, a day after the pair scored 50 points to carry BC (19-15) to an upset of NC State.

Clemson, picked to finish 13th in the ACC in the preseason, instead is having its best season in seven years under coach Brad Brownell. In their first game of this tournament, the Tigers were energetic on the defensive end and on target with their shots.

Clemson made 9-of-17 from 3-point range in the first half and Bowman and Robinson combined for seven points. That the Eagles (19-15) were down only seven was remarkable, but it quickly turned into a 15-point lead for Clemson in the second half - thanks to DeVoe.

The senior converted a steal into a layup, hit a 3, found Marcquise Reed under the basket for a lay-in and then dropped in a mid-range jumper in the first four minutes of the second half to make it 52-37.

Robinson and Bowman finally got going and BC closed the gap to 63-61 on Bowman's corner 3 with 5:46 left. That was as close as it got. Clemson righted itself behind Mitchell and DeVoe and beat Boston College for the seventh straight time.

#ACCTourney Notes
Clemson (23-8) advances to Friday’s 7 p.m. semifinal game and will face the top-seeded and nationally top-ranked Virginia (29-2) … The Cavaliers defeated the Tigers 61-36 on Jan. 23 in Charlottesville during the regular season.

Clemson improved to 20-64 all-time in the New York Life ACC Tournament and to 13-37 in the quarterfinal round.

Boston College slips to 10-13 in ACC Tournament play, 2-5 in the quarterfinals.

Clemson’s 90 points were its most ever in an ACC Tournament game … Boston College, which had never scored more than 85 points in an ACC Tournament game prior to this year, averaged 86.7 in its three 2018 tournament games.

Boston College became the 10th team – and the first team since Duke in 2004 – to score at least 80 points in three games of the same ACC Tournament. 

Clemson is now 2-0 versus Boston College in the ACC Tournament … The Tigers will seek to defeat Virginia for the second time in eight ACC Tournament tries on Friday night.

Tiger senior Gabe DeVoe matched his career high with 25 points and connect on three shots from 3-point range to raise his season total to 74 and sole possession of 10th place on Clemson’s all-time list … It marks the seventh time this season that DeVoe has led the Tigers in scoring and his fifth scoring at least 20 points.

Shelton Mitchell added 21 points for the Tigers, two shy of his career high and marking his 22nd game of the year in double-digits. 

Clemson’s Elijah Thomas pulled down a game-high 12 rebounds, marking his 10th game with 10-or-more boards and the 17th time this season he had led the Tigers in that category.

Ky Bowman, who led a late surge that saw the Eagles pull as close as two points in closing minutes, led Boston College with 23 points and eight rebounds … In his three 2018 ACC Tournament games, Bowman averaged 24.3 points and 8.0 rebounds.

Boston College All-ACC first-team Jerome Robinson, who posted his 31st double-figure scoring game of the year with 20 points, has averaged 19.9 points in seven career games at Barclays Center.

The Eagles’ Jordan Chatman went 3-for-8 on 3-point shot attempts … Chatman ranks second among ACC players with 87 successful shots from beyond the arc this season …. Notre Dame’s Matt Farrell leads the conference with 93 made 3-pointers heading into this evening’s semifinal game against Duke.

Clemson and Boston College combined to hit 24 shots from 3-point range (12 apiece) … The tournament single-game record for two teams is 25 set on three previous occasions, most recently in the 2013 title game between Miami and North Carolina.

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CUTrevor 2018-03-08 19:04:17


BROOKLYN — Behind two 20-point scorers, Clemson University men’s basketball was triumphant in the ACC Tournament quarterfinals with a season-high 90 points en route to an eight-point victory over Boston College, 90-82, on Thursday afternoon inside the Barclays Center.

The Tigers (23-8) were led by Gabe DeVoe who posted his fourth 25-point outing of the season and of his career – tying his career-high – and making 8-of-18 shots from the floor and drilling three 3-pointers in the effort. DeVoe was a perfect 6-for-6 from the charity stripe.

Joining DeVoe with a 20-point outing was Shelton Mitchell who posted a season-high 21 points on 6-of-12 shooting, including 7-for-8 at the foul line. Marcquise Reed and Aamir Simms also reached double-figures for the Tigers with 12 points and 10 points, respectively.

Clemson tied an ACC Tournament program record with 12 made 3-pointers in the game. Both DeVoe and Anthony Oliver II made three each. Oliver II scored a career-high nine points off the bench.

Elijah Thomas narrowly missed his ninth double-double of the season with eight points and a team-high 12 rebounds. His 10th double-digit rebounding game of the season.

Clemson got down 7-0 in the opening 2:26 of the game and trailed 12-3 at the 15:17 mark of the opening stanza. Over the next 3:08, the Tigers went on a 15-4 run to gain its first lead of the game at 18-16. The run eventually became a 23-5 advantage.

The Tigers pushed its lead to as many as 13 in the first half, but would take a seven-point lead into the break. Its 43 first half points was tied for the second most scored by Clemson this season.

With 13:45 left in regulation, Clemson held its largest lead of the game at 16 points with a 55-39 lead over the Eagles (19-15). Boston College slowly but surely clawed its way back into the game and trailed by just two at 63-61 with 5:49 to go.

After going just 2-for-2 at the foul line in the first half, the Tigers finished the last five minutes of regulation 16-of-18 from the charity stripe to help seal the win.

Clemson advances to Friday’s ACC Tournament semifinals against No. 1-seeded Virginia. Tip time is 7 p.m.

Notes: Clemson earns its 23rd win of the season – tying for the most wins under head coach Brad Brownell while at Clemson (2013-14) … with the win, Clemson moved to 2-0 against Boston College this season and 3-0 all-time in the ACC Tournament … Gabe DeVoe notched his fourth 25-point game of the season … the Tigers are 4-0 in all of those games … Shelton Mitchell notched his second 20-point game of the season with a season-high 21 points … Elijah Thomas grabbed 10+ rebounds for the 10th time this season … Anthony Oliver II scored a career-high nine points – all on threes … Clemson tied a program record with 12 made threes in an ACC Tournament game … Clemson’s 90 points were a program record for an ACC Tournament game … the Tigers’ seven turnovers were the lowest total since a 72-70 win at Georgia Tech … Aamir Simms tied his career-high with 10 points.



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Hill Billy 2018-03-08 22:29:41

NEVER would have expected this team to make the ACC semifinal after losing Grantham! Tomorrow will be tough, but we can pull it off if we play our best. Go Tigers!