Cold Shooting Dooms Clemson in Beantown
Sat, 02 Feb 2013 19:41:16 GMT —
Freshman Joe Rahon scored a season-high 26 points and Boston College snapped a five-game losing streak with a 75-68 win over Clemson despite nearly blowing a 17-point lead in the closing 5½ minutes Saturday.
The Eagles (10-11, 2-6 Atlantic Coast Conference) surpassed their victory total of last season, when they went 9-22.
Lonnie Jackson added 14 points and Ryan Anderson 12 for Boston College.
Devin Booker scored 20 points and became the 36th player in Clemson history to reach the 1,000-point plateau, joining older brother Trevor (2009) as the second brother combo in school history. Randy and Richie Mahaffey did it in the 1960s.
The Tigers (12-9, 4-5) were shooting near 30 percent until they started to hit from long range in the closing 7 minutes, but it came too late.
Milton Jennings had 13 points and Jordan Roper 11 for the Tigers, who had won their last two games. After his Tigers shot just 39.6 percent from the field, Clemson head coach Brad Brownell said, "We didn't deserve to win."