By John Falduto
No. 20 Clemson (10-1, 18-4) looks to reach 11 ACC wins for just the second time in program history as they travel to Chestnut Hill to face Boston College (4-7, 10-12) on Tuesday night.
Chase Hunter was the hero for Clemson in their last outing, taking the ball the length of the court for an and-1 with 0:04 remaining to lift the Tigers over Florida State 82-81. He finished with a career-high 26 points in his first game back after missing the previous three due to injury, and Hunter Tyson led all scorers with 27 points and 7 rebounds on 10-17 shooting, including 6-12 from three-point range. PJ Hall added 17 points and 10 rebounds to round out the “big three” for the Tigers.
The win at Florida State marked Clemson’s tenth in their last 11 games, including their third consecutive ACC win to remain at the top of the conference standings, with No. 6 Virginia (8-2, 16-3), Pitt (8-3, 15-7) and North Carolina (7-3, 15-6) all trailing close behind the first-place Tigers.
Boston College is looking to get back in the win column after a 76-57 loss at No. 6 Virginia on Saturday, their fifth loss in their last seven games. Despite the loss, 7’0” senior Quinten Post continued his All-ACC level play with 24 points, 6 rebounds, and 2 blocks for the Eagles. Post, who missed the team’s first 13 games due to injury, is averaging 23.0 points, 7.8 boards, and 1.8 blocks while shooting 60.3% from the field and 47.1% from three over Boston College’s last four ACC games.
Senior guard Makai Ashton-Langford is second on the team in scoring (12.9PPG), and sophomore Jaeden Zackery (10.2PPG) is the only other player to average double digits for Earl Grant’s team, which sits at 11th in the ACC standings.
The two teams split the season series last year, with the away team winning each game. Ashton-Langford led the Eagles with 17 points in a 70-68 win at Littlejohn Coliseum, while Chase Hunter’s 23 points lifted Clemson to a 70-60 win at Conte Forum. The Tigers hold a 20-8 advantage over the Eagles through 28 meetings all-time- including winning 10 of the last 11 matchups between the two programs.
Tuesday night’s contest is set for a 7:00 PM EST tip-off, and you can follow along on The Clemson Athletic Network - 126.96.36.199, theroarfm.com/listen, or The ROAR App.