NCAAB Game Recap - Clemson at Boston College
Sat Feb 22, 2020 6:00 PM EST

Kansas
64
Baylor
61
F
Gonz
78
BYU
91
F
UNLV
66
SDSU
63
F
Duques
70
Dayt
80
F
VaTec
64
Duke
88
F
FlaSt
67
NCSU
61
F
Fla
59
KY
65
F
UNC
55
Lou
72
F
Vill
64
Xav
55
F
Tenn
66
Aub
73
F
Oreg
73
Ariz
72
F(OT)
WVU
60
TCU
67
F(OT)
UCLA
70
Colora
63
F
Marq
72
Prov
84
F
Hou
59
Mem
60
F
Tul
75
UCF
74
F
UVA
59
Pitt
56
F
Woff
66
Furm
67
F
MidTN
61
SoMis
53
F
Mizzu
68
Ark
78
F
Hamp
87
Winth
81
F
UNCG
71
VMI
68
F
E MI
55
Ball
64
F
CBap
95
ChiSt
53
F
Navy
75
Army
86
F(OT)
Tex
70
KansSt
59
F
NoKY
61
YSU
59
F
Toled
68
W MI
59
F
Elon
71
Tows
84
F
Mich
71
Purd
63
F
NE
77
Drex
68
F
SthAL
74
CoCar
71
F
ETSU
80
Samf
74
F
SMU
57
Tuls
79
F
Murr
59
SIU-E
58
F
NebOm
93
W IL
86
F
GaSo
81
TexAr
61
F
WriSt
81
Clev
74
F(OT)
MisSt
75
TexAM
87
F
LoyIL
62
MOSt
74
F
ULLa
77
ULMo
83
F
TNSt
63
MorSt
66
F
LaTec
73
N TX
71
F
SCSt
65
BethC
69
F(OT)
GaTec
72
Syr
79
F
Okla
66
OkSt
83
F
LaSal
72
GrgWas
62
F
Troy
59
App
68
F
GrCan
80
UtVal
92
F
SJSU
71
ColSt
78
F
Wyo
78
AF
72
F
Hartfo
75
Bingha
74
F
FlGlf
55
NJIT
39
F
W&M
78
JMU
74
F
UMass
57
Ford
49
F
Hof
78
Del
62
F
MiaO
65
Akr
75
F
IUPUI
72
IL-C
77
F
MD-ES
55
NCC
74
F
Norf
63
FlaAM
66
F
DelSt
86
Copp
98
F
StJos
55
GMas
62
F
CenMI
81
NIU
82
F(OT)
NOrl
82
McNee
77
F
Drake
53
IlSt
57
F
Mercer
85
Chat
80
F
USC-Up
60
Radf
81
F
Presb
64
UNCA
75
F
Ohio
61
BGSU
62
F
Nich
65
CenAR
84
F
How
67
NCAT
71
F
APSU
80
E IL
83
F(OT)
Lipsco
74
NFla
82
F
ArkLR
81
ArkSt
78
F
Sac
67
Ida
56
F
GASt
76
TxSt
86
F
AbCh
75
SeLA
69
F
TN-M
58
JacSt
72
F
Campbl
61
GWebb
73
F
Stetsn
49
Lib
77
F
NoAZ
70
E WA
80
F
SFA
80
InWor
56
F
URI
75
David
77
F(OT)
SEMO
62
TNTec
71
F
TXAMC
62
Lamar
79
F
TXSo
94
MsVl
92
F
KennSt
55
Jacksn
69
F
TxTch
87
IaSt
57
F
Cal
52
Wash
87
F
Pepp
61
USF
63
F(OT)
UGA
80
Vand
78
F
LSU
86
SCar
80
F
Brown
45
Corn
63
F
Clem
82
BC
64
F
JackSt
61
Gram
63
F
HBU
73
SamH
77
F
Rich
71
StBon
75
F
South
56
AlSt
44
F
Charl
72
W Ky
70
F
Rice
62
UTEP
68
F
OlDom
66
Marsh
74
F
UAB
58
FlAtl
65
F
HI
60
LongB
64
F
HiPt
54
Longw
57
F
UNH
68
Albany
56
F
UMBC
66
Vermt
64
F
Maine
46
Stony
54
F
Charl
55
UNCW
68
F
Penn
65
Harv
69
F
Belm
83
E KY
70
F
Princ
65
Dart
62
F
Yale
83
Colum
65
F
Alc
61
AlaAM
71
F
Citad
84
WCU
96
F
USD
63
StMar
92
F
OrSt
73
AzSt
74
F
NDSt
68
N DA
71
F
Brad
78
Valpa
90
F
Alab
103
Miss
78
F
PVAM
69
ArkPB
61
F
GTown
68
DeP
74
F
S UT
71
Web
82
F
TexPA
62
NMSt
78
F
Mont
59
MTSt
54
F
N CO
85
IdaSt
72
F
UCRiv
61
CAPoly
49
F
CSBak
54
Seatt
69
F
UCDav
56
UCSB
70
F
LoyMa
66
Portl
58
F
SCla
74
Pacif
87
F
UCIrv
87
CSNor
64
F
Fres
76
Nev
78
F

Feb 22, 2020, 6:00 PM EST

Final

1

2

T

Clemson (14-12)

41

41

82

Boston College (13-15)

29

35

64

Dawes' career-best 22 leads Clemson past BC 82-64
Sat Feb 22, 2020 9:03 PM

BOSTON (AP) Clemson coach Brad Brownell had a simple explanation why his team played so well.

"Everything's better when you shoot it like that," he said after the hot-shooting Tigers coasted to an 82-64 victory over Boston College on Saturday.

Al-Amir Dawes scored a career-high 22 points and Clemson posted its ninth straight victory over the Eagles.

"We've shot it well the last couple of weeks," Brownell said. "I think getting off to great starts in both halves was certainly key, gave our guys a little bit of juice, a little bit of confidence."

It was the Tigers' (14-12, 8-8 Atlantic Coast Conference) third straight victory after a three-game losing streak. They haven't lost to BC since a 68-61 setback at Littlejohn Coliseum on March 5, 2013.

Aamir Simms added 12 points. Hunter Tyson, John Newman III and Tevin Mack each scored 11 for Clemson, which shot 68.9% and made 12 of 23 on its 3-point attempts. The Tigers were shooting over 70% with around four minutes left.

It was Clemson's best shooting percentage in an ACC road game, surpassing the previous mark of 67.5% set at Virginia on Feb. 21, 1984.

"We came out and guys were hitting shots," said Newman, who added 10 rebounds for his first career double-double. "That kind of sparked our defense. That kind of just carried us the whole game."

Jay Heath led BC (13-15, 7-10) with 16 points. Jared Hamilton added 12 points on Senior Night.

"I wish I could tell you," BC coach Jim Christian said when asked why his teams have struggled against Clemson. "We just didn't play well and they are playing well and they are in a really good rhythm."

Clemson led 41-29 at intermission.

The dominance continued into the second half when the Tigers scored the first eight points during a 13-2 run that pushed their lead to 23. Dawes capped the spree with a 3-pointer from the left corner.

The Tigers had opened the game by scoring the initial 10 points and hit 10 of 11 shots during a stretch midway into the first half, pulling to a 36-21 edge on Dawes' 3 from the top of the key.

On the defensive end, Clemson played tight man-to-man, limiting BC to many tough shots as the possession clock was winding down numerous times.

BIG PICTURE

Clemson: The Tigers have an interesting resume. They've beaten two teams in the AP Top 10 - then-sixth ranked Louisville last Saturday and then-No 3 Duke on Jan. 14 - but have conference losses at N.C. State and Wake Forest. If they can finish the regular season strong and have a decent showing in the league postseason tournament, they could have an outside shot at an NCAA tourney berth.

Boston College: It was a miserable loss in what was shaping up to be a respectable season. The up-and-down Eagles have won their seven ACC games by an average margin of four points and coming in their losses were by an average of 18.8.

STILL LOOKING

Clemson is the only ACC team that Christian doesn't have a victory over in his six seasons in charge.

STRONG START

The Tigers shot 69.6% in the opening half (16 of 23) and connected on 50% (6 of 12) from beyond the arc.

COMING TOGETHER

Newman feels like the Tigers are growing up and starting to peak at the right time.

"It's starting to build. I think it comes with maturity," he said. "I think we're just becoming more mature as a team, we're learning together, growing together."

UP NEXT

Clemson: At Georgia Tech on Tuesday.

Boston College: Hosts Notre Dame Wednesday.

Leaders

Clemson PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
P. Grinde 0 0 0 0 0 0
K. Moore 0 0 0 1 0 0
Boston College PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
M. DiLuccio 0 0 0 0 0 0
C. Herren Jr. 0 0 0 0 0 0

Team Comparison

Clem BC
Points For 82 64
Field Goals 31/45-69% 23/61-38%
Three Pointers 12/23-52% 7/26-27%
Free Throws 8/12-67% 11/15-73%
Offensive Rebounds 4 12
Defensive Rebounds 28 13
Rebounds 32 26
Blocks 2 0
Steals 4 12
Turnovers 20 8
Personal Fouls 16 12
Technical Fouls 0 0
Ejections 0 0

2019-2020 Regular Season - Clem Leads Series 1-0

Date Result Away Pts Ldr Home Pts Ldr
Sat Feb 22 Clem 82 @ BC 64 T. Jemison 2 J. Hamilton 2

Game Information

Stadium: Silvio O. Conte Forum, Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts
Attendance: 6,431
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