CLEMSON, S.C. – Jerai Grant had 17 points, Demontez Stitt scored 16 and Clemson held off a late rally by Boston College for a 77-69 victory Tuesday night.
The Tigers (17-7, 6-4 Atlantic Coast Conference) looked like they had this one wrapped up after Stitt's 3-pointer made it 59-42 with 8:22 to go.
But the experienced Eagles (15-9, 5-5) put together a 12-0 run to tighten things up. Reggie Jackson hit a 3-pointer, Joe Trapani added a three-point play and Biko Paris a 3 to cut Clemson's lead to 59-54 with less than 5 minutes left.
But Tanner Smith had an uncontested layup and Andre Young followed with a short jumper to restore control for the Tigers.
Jackson finished with 27 points and Trapani 22 for the Eagles, who fell to 0-5 all-time at Littlejohn Coliseum.