National Basketball Association
Clemson 65, Boston College 54
When: 7:00 PM ET, Wednesday, February 17, 2016
Where: Bon Secours Wellness Arena, Greenville, South Carolina
# Bill Covington, # Jerry Heater, # Lamont Simpson
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.
Top Game Performances
Dennis Clifford 17
Jaron Blossomgame 23
Eli Carter 6
Avry Holmes 5
Dennis Clifford 6
Jaron Blossomgame 8
Eli Carter 3
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Avry Holmes 7
Eli Carter 2
Avry Holmes 3
Dennis Clifford 1
Donte Grantham 2
Team Stats Summary