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Men's Hoops' Comeback Falls Short To Clemson, 62-60

Jan. 4, 2014

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Score: Clemson 62, BC 60
Records: BC (4-11, 0-2 ACC), Clemson (10-3, 1-0 ACC)
Location: Conte Forum, Chestnut Hill, MA
Attendance: 5,268
BC Starters: Odio (F), Anderson (F), Jackson (G), Hanlan (G), Rahon (G)
Clemson Starters: Blossomgame (F), Hall (G), Roper (G), McDaniels (F), Nnoko (C)


  • 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.


  • 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.

    Boston College
    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


  • 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).
    Ties: 0
    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.

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