WHAT: Clemson at Boston College
WHERE: Silvio O. Conte Forum, Chestnut Hill, Mass.
WHEN: Saturday, February 2 (12:07 p.m.)
TV: ACC Network (Tim Brando, Cory Alexander)
Up first on the schedule is a noon tipoff at Boston College [9-11, 1-6 ACC].
The Eagles, led by third-year head coach Steve Donahue, have dropped five straight since their road win over Virginia Tech.
"They're better than they were last year," Brad Brownell said.
Boston College has four players that average double figures in scoring. Leading the Eagles is Ryan Anderson with 16.4 points per game. The sophomore forward is also first on the team with 8.9 rebounds per game.
"I really like Hanlan. Olivier Hanlan is going to be a really good player in this league," Brownell said. "Lonnie Jackson is a Scott Wood-type shooter, in terms of he seems to be open for every shot.
"They have two guys on the perimeter that can really score. They play well together."
Brownell added, "[Joe] Rahon is just a tough-minded [player] -- has some Rod Hall-type characteristics to him, in terms of penetrating -- more of a scorer, but aggressive, tough guy."
He also believes Donahue's team is better than the record indicates.
"They're just young. They're just playing with a lot of young guys," Brownell said. "Coach Donahue is building a nice group with them. In just about every game, they have chances to win."
Boston College plays a style that teams don't see that often during ACC play.
"It's a unique style that's difficult to prepare for, because they've always got four guys outside and, oftentimes, a high-post guy," Brownell said. "So they have five guys and nobody under the basket. It puts a lot of pressure on your defense.
"Really, defensively, the other thing they do that's difficult for us is they pack it in. They do it, pretty much, against everybody. They fill the lane. They almost give you some 3-point shots.
"They come and contest, but they'd rather give that up than you score around the basket, so it's difficult to get it inside, sometimes. They almost dare you to shoot some 3s. You've got to be careful that you don't shoot too many."
Boston College (9-11, 1-6 ACC)
G #25 Joe Rahon - 10.1 PPG, 3.8 APG (6-2, 195)
G #20 Lonnie Jackson - 14.1 PPG, 4.5 RPG (6-3, 173)
G #21 Olivier Hanlan - 14.1 PPG, 4.5 RPG (6-4, 185)
F #4 Eddie Odio - 2.8 PPG, 2.6 RPG (6-7, 202)
F #12 Kyle Anderson - 16.4 PPG, 8.9 RPG (6-8, 220)
Clemson (11-8, 3-4 ACC)
G #12 Rod Hall - 6.5 PPG, 3.9 APG (6-1, 210)
G #21 Damarcus Harrison - 5.8 PPG, 2.6 RPG (6-4, 200)
F #32 K.J. McDaniels - 11.4 PPG, 5.0 RPG (6-6, 200)
F #24 Milton Jennings - 10.7 PPG, 6.4 RPG (6-9, 225)
C #31 Devin Booker - 12.4 PPG, 7.8 RPG (6-8, 250)
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