Jan. 4, 2014
Score: Clemson 62, BC 60
Records: BC (4-11, 0-2 ACC), Clemson (10-3, 1-0 ACC)
Location: Conte Forum, Chestnut Hill, MA
BC Starters: Odio (F), Anderson (F), Jackson (G), Hanlan (G), Rahon (G)
Clemson Starters: Blossomgame (F), Hall (G), Roper (G), McDaniels (F), Nnoko (C)
BC HIGHLIGHTS Sophomore Olivier Hanlan led all scorers with 27 points and scored 22 in the second half. He also had five rebounds.
Junior Ryan Anderson scored 13 points while sophomore Joe Rahon recorded seven rebounds, five points and four assists.
Clemson started the game on a 10-2 run that Boston College never recovered from. There were no ties or lead changes.
HOW IT HAPPENED After the 10-2 Tiger run, BC closed the gap to 12-10 with 13:23 left.
The Clemson defense held the Eagles to seven points the rest of the half and closed the first half on a 19-7 run to take a 31-17 lead into the break.
BC began the second half on a 19-8 run to cut the deficit to 39-36 with 11:38 remaining.
The Eagles trailed, 56-47, with 3:23 left in the game, but trimmed it down to 59-56 with 46 seconds on the clock.
Clemson's Adonis Filer hit a tough jumper with 10 seconds left to make it 61-56 but a layup and a free throw on an and-1 by sophomore Olivier Hanlan cut it to 61-59.
K.J. McDaniels hit 1 of 2 free throws on the next possession, then Hanlan was fouled to avoid a 3-pointer with 1.7 seconds left. He hit his first and missed the second on purpose, grabbed his own rebound and was fouled again.
He had two shots with BC losing, 62-60, with 1.3 left. Hanlan missed the first and then had to miss the second, but Clemson secured the rebound and the game.
Points: Olivier Hanlan, 27
Rebounds: Joe Rahon, 7
Assists: Joe Rahon, 4
Points: K.J. McDaniels, 16
Rebounds: K.J. McDaniels, 9
Assists: Rod Hall, 7
INSIDE THE BOX SCORE Boston College's assist to turnover ratio in the first half was 1:10 and 5:13 for the game; Clemson's was 5:1 and 11:9.
Clemson led the first half in points off turnovers, 12-0.
The Tigers had advantages in points in the paint (22-14) and points off turnovers (16-10).
BC went 23-for-32 from the foul line and doubled Clemson's attempts which went 12-for-16.
Hanlan scored 22 of his 27 points in the second half. He averages 14.3 points after halftime this year.
Five of Rahon's seven rebounds were offensive.
Junior Dennis Clifford played 12 minutes off the bench in his first game of the season. He had three rebounds and a block.
Junior Lonnie Jackson earned his second start of the year and first since USC (12/8).
Lead Changes: 0
Largest Leads: BC - none, Clemson - 14 (halftime)
Boston College takes a week off and will travel to Virginia Tech (8-5, 1-0 ACC) next Saturday, January 11 for a noon game.