Freshman point guard Vernon Hamilton scored 13 points, brought in 11 rebounds and dished out 9 assists to lead the Tigers past Boston College 72-62 on Tuesday night at Littlejohn Coliseum.
Clemson dominated the game in all phases, leading by as many as 24 points in the early stages of the second half after leading 34-20 at halftime.
"This win should give us a shot of confidence headed into ACC play," said head coach Oliver Purnell after the game.
The game would have been more lopsided had Boston College not responded with a late run.
The Tigers led 59-41 with 6 minutes to play, but 5 turnovers in a span of 5 minutes allowed BC to cut the lead to just six points with 1:08 to play.
Chey Christie responded with two free throws, and the Tigers held on for the 10 point victory.
The only bad news on the evening was an injury suffered by senior forward Chris Hobbs. Hobbs went down with 8:00 remaining in the game and had to helped off of the court.
The Tigers next game will be Saturday evening against Duke at Littlejohn Coliseum. Tip-off is set for 5:30 PM.
Tigers Down Boston College, 72-62
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