Boston College spoiled Clemson’s Senior Night and extended the Tigers tailspin Tuesday night at Littlejohn Coliseum. BC used a 12-0 run midway through the second half to hand the Tigers a 68-61 loss. That makes five straight losses for Clemson and they have lost eight of their past nine games heading into the season finale at third ranked Miami.
“I’m obviously disappointed that we didn’t send our seniors out in a better way,” Tigers coach Brad Brownell said. “I thought those guys competed hard tonight and certainly were productive.”
Productive indeed. Clemson’s two seniors did their part. Devin Booker scored 19 points and Milton Jennings scored 18, but they didn’t get enough help from their teammates to hold off the Eagles. Damarcus Harrison was the only other player to reach double figures with 11 points. Harrison isn’t a senior but he also won’t be with the team next year has he takes a hiatus for his Mormon mission trip. That means 48 of the Tigers 61 points came from players that won’t be returning next season.
Clemson is now 13-16 and 5-12 in the ACC.
- Clemson’s loss snaps an eight game win streak in Senior Night matchups, a streak that started in 2005.
- Tuesday night was the 225th time in the last 228 Clemson games that a Booker has been in the starting lineup. That run is courtesy of the Trevor to Devin Booker brother duo.
- Clemson led 46-45 with 9:20 to play. BC went on a 12-0 run over the next 4:08 to take a lead they never relinquished. Until that point they had not led in the game.
- After the game Brad Brownell told reporters this has been the toughest season of his coaching career.
- Clemson can finish no better than 10th in the ACC standing. If they finish 10th they would play the seven seed in the opening round of the ACC Tournament next week. That game would tip off at 7:00. If they drop to the 11th seed they face the six seed at 9:00 P.M. The 12th seed plays the five seed at 2:00 Thursday in Greensboro.