- GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) -- Jaron Blossomgame scored 23 points and Clemson kept its long-shot NCAA tournament hopes alive with a 65-54 victory over Boston College on Wednesday.
The Tigers (16-10, 9-5 Atlantic Coast Conference) trailed at the half and were down 43-42 with 12 minutes left before going on a 16-5 run to gain control and send the Eagles (7-19, 0-13) to their 13th straight loss.
Clemson has more work to do if it wants to move into the NCAA field. Falling to struggling Boston College, though, would've been a death blow.
Donte Grantham put the Tigers up for good, 45-43, with a 3-pointer before Blossomgame's two foul shots. Grantham, Avry Holmes and Blossomgame each hit 3-pointers to give the Tigers a 58-48 lead that the Eagles could not overcome.
Boston College leading scorer Eli Carter was 1-of-17 shooting to end with 5 points, 11 fewer than his season's average.