The Tigers traveled into Chestnut Hill and played what was probably their best game of the season, so far, in a 82-64 beatdown victory over the Boston College Eagles. Don’t be mistaken, BC is no Duke, but it is still a road win and in the ACC, those don’t come easily.
Clemson improved to 14-12 overall and 8-8 in the ACC, while the Eagles fell to 13-15 on the season and 7-10 in the conference.
Al-Amir Dawes had another career night with 22 points, and also pulled down 3 rebounds and had 3 assists in the game. Aamir Simms had 12 points, 9 boards, and 3 assists. Tevin Mack had 11 points, 1 rebound, and 2 assists, and John Newman, III contributed with 11 points and 3 assists. He also led the Tigers with 10 boards.
Clemson has now averaged 77 points a game over the three game winning streak. This is great for the Tigers after they topped the 70 point mark only five times in their first 13 ACC games.
The Tigers shot 31 of 45 from the field (68.9%), 12 of 23 from the three point line (52.2%), and 8 of 12 from the free throw line (66.7%). All while holding the Eagles to 23 of 61 from the field (37.7%), and 7 of 26 from beyond the ark (26.9%). They did hit 11 of 15 from the free throw line,
Clemson will be back on the court next Tuesday, in Atlanta for a 9 p.m. matchup with Georgia Tech that will be televised on the ACC Network.