Boston College enacts revenge against Clemson

January 26, 2010 - 5:07 pm

CHESTNUT HILL --The Boston College men's basketball team held on to a 73-69 win over Clemson, Tuesday night at the Conte Forum, giving the Eagles their second win in the last six games. The win avenges a 72-56 loss BC suffered at the hands of the Tigers (15-6, 3-4 in the ACC) back on Jan. 9, in Clemson. Boston College stormed out to a 42-25 halftime lead before the visitors closed the gap to four with under a minute to play. Leading the way for the Eagles was Reggie Jackson, who finished with 18 points, while Biko Paris pitched in with 15. Projected NBA No. 1 pick Trevor Booker led Clemson with 19 points. Boston College improves to 12-9, 3-4 in the ACC. Some notes from the BC win: - BC used a 25-5 run starting at the 16:26 mark of the firs thanks to take a 28-13 lead with 6:49 left in the first half. - Junior guard Rakim Sanders led all scorers at the half with 11 points on 4-of-6 shooting from the field. - The 42 points scored in the first half by the Eagles is the most first half points by BC in an ACC game this season. The last time Boston College scored more than 42 points in the first half of an ACC game on was on Feb. 8, 2009 when it put up 47 on Wake Forest. - Sanders' 11 points marks the seventh time this season and 45th time in his career he has scored double-digits in a game. - The Eagles are now 11-1 on the season when they shoot a higher percentage from the field than their opponent. - Sophomore guard Reggie Jackson tied a career-high with seven assists in the win. - Jackson was also a perfect 10-for-10 from the free-throw line in the game. - The 35 free-throw attempts are the most attempts Boston College has taken in a game this season. - Junior forward Courtney Dunn had his best game of the season with a season-high six points and a season-high five rebounds. - Booker led Clemson with seven points in the first half. - The Tigers used a 13-3 run to open the second half to cut the BC lead down to 45-38 with 15:42 left in the game. - Celtics' general manager Danny Ainge was in attendance, presumably looking at Booker, who figures to be picked in the vicinity where Boston may be picking in the draft.