In their last game at Littlejohn, seniors Avry Holmes and Jaron Blossomgame starred, scoring 17 points each, as Clemson (16-14) beat Boston College (9-22) 82-68.
The Tigers could not break away early, and the game was tied at 20-20 with 7:15 left in the half. Then, the offense clicked.
Clemson went on a 22-6 run in the final seven minutes of the half, largely powered by seniors, and entered the break up 42-26.
During the run, Holmes hit three shots from beyond the arc, Blossomgame scored eight points and Sidy Djitte added a point. The final four points on the run came off layups by sophomore Marcquise Reed.
From that point on it was all Clemson; Boston College never cut the Tigers lead to less than 11 in the second half and Clemson looked like a team that was having fun on the court.
In the win, Holmes shot 5-8 from deep and his backcourt partner Shelton Mitchell added 14 points on 5-9 shooting.
Seniors carried the Tigers in the win, scoring for 43 of the teams 82 points. Full stats are available here.
43 of our 82 points scored in today's win over Boston College came from these four seniors! pic.twitter.com/V9kOXAO5rh— Clemson Basketball (@ClemsonMBB) March 4, 2017
After the game, Coach Brad Brownell addressed the stadium and talked about his seniors before each player spoke about their time with the program. Coach Brad Brownell addressed the stadium and talked about his seniors before each player spoke about their time with the program.
Blossomgame leaves Littlejohn as one of five players in Clemson history to score at least 1600 points and haul in at least 800 rebounds.
He is considered a fringe first-round pick in this year’s NBA draft and has been drawing comparisons to fellow Tiger K.J. McDaniels.
Next up for Clemson will be a road trip to Brooklyn for the ACC tournament. Clemson is locked into the 12-seed for the ACC tournament and will play the first game at noon on Tuesday.