Clemson Sends BC Home From ACC Tourney
GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Demontez Stitt scored 20 points to lead Clemson past Boston College 70-47 on Friday in the quarterfinals of the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament.
Jerai Grant added 12 points and Milton Jennings had 10 for the fourth-seeded Tigers (21-10). They shot 45 percent on 23-of-51 shooting and clamped down on one of the ACC’s best 3-point shooting teams to win a game both teams desperately needed to polish their NCAA tournament profiles and possibly move themselves off the bubble.
After winning its first ACC tournament game since 2008, Clemson advances to face No. 6 North Carolina, the top seed, on Saturday in one semifinal.
Joe Trapani scored 20 points to lead fifth-seeded BC (20-11).
All-ACC guard Reggie Jackson was pestered all day by Stitt and finished with 11 points on 5-of-13 shooting.
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