CLEMSON, S.C. (Clemson SID) — Seniors Jaron Blossomgame and Avry Holmes netted 17 apiece as Clemson downed Boston College, 82-68, to close the regular season. The Tigers, who shot a season-best 62.5 percent in the first half, improved to 16-14 overall and 6-12 in league play, while the Eagles fell to 9-22 (2-16 ACC).
After the teams traded blows early in the half, Holmes caught fire in the final 1:33, drilling three trifectas to propel Clemson to an 11-0 run and a 42-26 lead going going into the break. The Tigers shot a blistering 15-24 from the floor in the frame, the highest percentage in any half this season.
The Tigers extended their lead to 21 on Gabe DeVoe’s three pointer with just over eight minutes to play, as the Eagles never got closer than a dozen the rest of the way. The four Tiger seniors, who were honored before the game, combined to go 16-31 from the floor with 43 points and 22 rebounds in the contest.
Sophomore Shelton Mitchell netted 14 points, with 10 coming in the second half, including a couple of emphatic dunks. Holmes recorded his first double-double in his 123rd career game, as he added a career-best 10 rebounds, and tied a career-high with five three-pointers.
The Tigers head to Brooklyn, N.Y., for the New York Life ACC Tournament next week. Clemson is the 12-seed and will take on 13-seed NC State in the opening game of the event at the Barclays Center on Tuesday, March 7 at noon.