Clemson basketball vs Boston College preview

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Site: Silvio O. Conte Forum (8,606)

Date: Thursday, January 12, 2012

City: Chestnut Hill, MA

Time: 7:00 PM

Radio: Clemson Tiger Sports Properties (Pete Yanity - play-by-play, Tim Bourret - color)

TV: ESPN2 (Bob Wischusen - play-by-play, Len Elmore - color)

Web: ESPN3


Overall: Clemson leads 10-4

at Clemson: Clemson leads 5-0

at Littlejohn: Clemson leads 5-0

at Boston College: Boston College leads 4-1

at Neutral: Clemson leads 4-0

First Meeting: Clemson, 80-60, in 1975-76

Last Meeting: Clemson, 70-47, in 2010-11

Streak: Clemson has won two straight


• Clemson and Boston College will meet for the 15th time in the series on Thursday. The Tigers hold a 10-4 advantage overall, but the Eagles are 4-1 versus Clemson at home. Last season, Brad BrownellBrad Brownell
Head Coach
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’s team beat Boston College in the regular season and in the ACC Tournament.

• The Tigers have won six of the last seven games in the series over the Eagles.

• Clemson has won two of its last five ACC road openers, including the 2008-09 season when the Tigers defeated Miami in Coral Gables by a score of 91-72.

• Clemson enters Thursday’s tilt with a 9-6 overall record, 1-0 in the ACC. The Tigers are coming off a 20-point win at home over Florida State in which they shot 49 percent, best this season by a Seminole opponent.

• Boston College is 5-10 on the season after dropping its ACC opener last weekend in Chapel Hill to No. 3 North Carolina.

• According to the latest NCAA statistics, Clemson is 16th among all Division I schools in scoring defense, yielding just 57.6 points per game. The Tigers are second only to Virginia among ACC schools in scoring defense.

• Thursday’s game will feature a combined 15 freshmen for the two squads. Five of Boston College’s top six scorers are freshmen.

• Clemson attempted just 104 free throws (13 per game) in its first eight games. In the past seven games, the Tigers have made 161 trips (23 per game) to the charity stripe and converted at a 72 percent clip during that time.

Andre YoungAndre Young
Sr. Guard
#11 5-9, 175
Albany, GA

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surpassed the 1,000-point mark in his career with a game-high 18 points against Florida State. He also became the sixth player in Clemson history with 200 or more three-pointers in a career.

• Young leads the ACC and is in the top 20 in the nation in free throw accuracy, hitting 90.7 percent of his attempts. He had a streak of 28 consecutive made free throws snapped in the second half against Florida State.

• Reserve center Catalin BaciuCatalin Baciu
Sr. Center
#10 7-2, 255

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surpassed his three-year point total entering his senior season, with 61 points in 15 games.

Devin BookerDevin Booker
Jr. Forward
#31 6-8, 245
Whitmire, SC

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and his older sibling, former Tiger great Trevor BookerTrevor Booker
#35 6-7, 240
Whitmire, SC

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, are the fifth-highest brother scoring combination in ACC history with 2,306 combined points.

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