NOTES: Tigers survive and advance

GREENSBORO, N.C. - Notes from Clemson's thumping of Boston College.

*Today was Clemson's first win on March 11. Clemson was 0-7 on this date in history prior to today with all seven of the previous losses coming in the ACC Tournament. Until today, March 11 was the only date between the beginning of the season (November 10) and March 19 that Clemson had never recorded a victory.

*Brad Brownell established the Clemson record for wins in a season by a first-year Clemson coach. This was his 21st victory of the season, breaking the record of 20 set by Larry Shyatt in 1998-99.

*Brownell became the first Clemson coach to win his first ACC Tournament game since March 4, 1976 when Bill Foster won his first ACC Tournament game against Wake Forest. That game was played in Landover, MD.

*Brownell is now 16-5 in conference tournaments in his career and has never lost a first-round game. He is 9-0 in first-round games in his career.

*Clemson's 23 point victory was its second largest victory margin in history in an ACC Tournament game. The only victory that was by a larger margin is a 34-point win (82-48) against Boston College in the 2008 ACC Tournament in Charlotte.

*Clemson is now 4-0 in history against Boston College in neutral site games.

*Clemson's defense held Boston College to 47 points, the Eagles second fewest points in a game this year. The only time the Eagles scored less was in a 48-46 loss at North Carolina on Feb. 19. The Eagles shot just 34 percent from the field against Clemson, second lowest field goal percentage of the year by the Eagles. The only game that is lower is a .269 by the Eagles against North Carolina.

*Clemson's victory today was its first in the ACC Tournament since a semifinal win over Duke at Charlotte in 2008. Clemson had lost three consecutive ACC Tournament games prior to today.

*Clemson made 47 percent of its three-point shots compared to 25 percent for Boston College, a 22-percent differential. Clemson won the game by 23 points.

*Clemson is now 15-1 this year when holding the opposition to 60 points or less.

*Clemson improved its scoring defense for the season to 59.9 by holding Boston College to 47 points. Clemson is on pace to become the first ACC team to allow less than 60 points per game since the 1996-97 NC State team allowed just 54.66 points per game.

*Clemson won the rebound margin 39-26. Clemson's rebounding effort included 16 rebounds from backcourt players Demontez Stitt, Andre Young and Zavier Anderson.

*Clemson won the bench scoring 20-5 and its bench made 5-7 three-point shots.

Player Notes
*Senior guard Zavier Anderson had a career high seven points today, including a pair of three-point goals. He had made just one three-point goal in 52 previous games prior to today. The former walk-on (put on scholarship just two months ago) also had a career high five rebounds, a blocked shot and a steal. It was the eighth blocked shot of the year for Anderson, who is just 5-9.

*Senior guard Demontez Stitt had 20 points and eight rebounds to go with four assists in today's game. The rebound total tied his career high. It was his high scoring game since he had 20 in a loss at Maryland on Jan. 22.

*It was the ninth straight game Stitt has scored at least 14 points.

*Stitt had eight points in the first half and 12 in the second. It marked the 15th time in the last 17 games that he has scored more points in the second half than the first half. The two he did not do it, he scored the same amount in each half. Top Stories