Don’t look now, but Clemson is on their first winning streak since late December. After losing six in a row, the Tigers have now won two in a row following a 70-60 win at Boston College Saturday afternoon. Chase Hunter had his second straight exemplary offensive game leading the Tigers with a career high 23 points on 7-9 shooting from the floor and 8-10 from the line. With the win, the Tigers made up for a two-point home loss to the Eagles in January when they led by 23 points in the first half.
Clemson led 28-25 at the half, but a 10-0 run that started five minutes into the second half turned the game in the Tigers’ favor. They went from trailing by a point to a 44-35 lead with just over 10 minutes to play. At the same time, the Eagles missed 12 straight field goal attempts as they went nearly nine minutes without a basket.
The Tigers built their lead to 14 points. BC got as close as six with :28 to play, but the Tigers were nails from the line. They made 18-22 down the stretch, and 24 out of 30 for the game.
Al-Amir Dawes, who knocked down four three-point shots, added 16 points to the attack, and David Collins recorded a double-double with 10 points and 10 rebounds. Clemson played again without their top two players in PJ Hall and Hunter Tyson who were sidelined with foot and shoulder injuries respectively.
The Tigers are now 14-15 overall and 6-12 in the ACC. They’ll play their final two regular season games at home next week, with Georgia Tech in on Wednesday night and Virginia Tech Saturday afternoon.