Clemson Basketball preview vs. Boston College
CLEMSON (15-10, 8-5 ACC) vs. BOSTON COLLEGE (7-18, 0-12 ACC)
Date: Wednesday, February 17
Tipoff: 7 p.m. ET
Arena: Bon Secours Wellness Arena (14,987)
Radio: CTSN (Tony Castricone-pbp; Tim Bourret-color)
TV: RSN (Bob Rathbun-pbp; Dan Bonner-color)
• Clemson can match its win total from the 2014-15 season with a victory over the Eagles on Wednesday, the first of two matchups between the two teams over the final five games of the regular season.
• Clemson is 6-1 at home all time in the series with Boston College.
• The Tigers returned to the win column on February 13 and snapped a two-game skid with a 66-52 triumph over Georgia Tech, the 11th straight win at home in the series with the Yellow Jackets.
CU Series W-L record: Clemson leads 12-7
Streak: Clemson has won the last two meetings
• Clemson is guaranteed of more ACC wins than non-conference wins this regular season, something that has not been achieved by a Tiger team since 1966-67. The Tigers claimed their eighth win last time out, the fifth time in the last six seasons Clemson has recorded at least eight in ACC play.
• The Tigers are first as a team in the ACC in blocks per game (5.4), just ahead of Louisville (5.2). Clemson led the league in the statistic two seasons ago.
• As a team, Clemson has made 185 three-point goals through 25 games. Last season in 31 games, the Tigers made just 171. Clemson also needs just eight assists to surpass its total from the 2014-15 season.
• Jaron Blossomgame reached 1,000 career points in the win over Georgia Tech. He will be presented a commemorative ball prior to Wednesday’s game.
• Jordan Roper is next in line, needing just 50 points to reach 1,000.
• Avry Holmes posted a career-high six steals in the win over Georgia Tech. It was a high for any Clemson player under Brad Brownell (188 games), and one of only 15 times a Tiger player has had at least six steals in an ACC game.