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Tigers Take on BC Thursday

Tigers Take on BC Thursday

Thursday Game Information:Who: CLEMSON TIGERS (9-13, 1-8 ACC) AT BOSTON COLLEGE EAGLES (9-13, 1-7 ACC)When: Thursday, Feb. 5 at 7 pmWhere: Chestnut Hill, Mass. (Silvio O. Conte Forum)Watch: BCEagles.com (FREE)Listen: CTSN (Don Munson, William Qualkinbush) & Clemson Tigers Official AppLast Time they Met: Clemson 72, BC 67Next Game: Clemson at #15/15 Duke • Sun., Feb. 8 • 2 p.m. • Durham, N.C.

CLEMSON, S.C. – The Tigers look to snap an eight-game losing streak on Thursday at 7 p.m. when they take on Boston College (9-12, 1-7 ACC) in Chestnut Hill, Mass. Clemson (9-13, 1-8 ACC) has erased double-digit leads in each of the last two games only to falter late. The Tigers have won two in a row against the Eagles, including a 72-67 win in Littlejohn Coliseum last season.

Tiffany Lewis is coming off a career-high 19 points and five three-point field goals against Virginia as Clemson erased a 19-point second half deficit. Nikki Dixon (16.0 ppg, 6.2 rpg) enters as Clemson’s scoring and rebounding leader, and with seven more points will become just the sixth player in school history to amass 1500 career points and 500 career rebounds. She is coming off a 17 point, 11 rebound four assist performance against the Cavaliers.

The Tigers have played a schedule ranked among the 25 most difficult in the nation thus far, including 11 games against the top-64, and are seeking a first win away from home.

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  • Clemson leads the nation in minutes played by freshmen (2329) and percentage of minutes played by freshmen (52.6%); Also have 59 starts
  • Clemson’s schedule is ranked the 25th-most difficult by WBBState.com
  • Clemson is 3rd in ACC FT% at .739; The school record is .716 in 1994-95
  • 33.1% of all shots have been 3pt FGA, the highest rate in school history
  • The bench is averaging 25.7 ppg, and has scored 42.1% of all points
  • The Tigers are nabbing 8.8 steals per conference game, t-3rd in the ACC
  • Clemson ranks 7th in the ACC at 4.5 blocks/game, led by 6-4 Johnson (20 blk), 5-10 Perry (20 blk) and 5-10 Dixon (17 blk)
  • Clemson has drawn 36 charges, led by Dixon (16) & Davenport (13)
  • Ten different players have scored in double-figures a total of 54 times
  • Nikki Dixon has hit double-figures in 14 straight; Needs 7 points for 1500
  • Dixon has career-bests in ppg (16.0), rpg (6.2), FG% (.450) & FT % (.782)
  • With 7 points, Dixon will be 1 of 6 in CU history with 1500 pts, 500 rebs
  • Chelsea Lindsay is averaging 7.8 ppg, 5.0 rpg, 8.4 FGA in ACC play
  • Tiffany Lewis has hit 36 threes, and scored in double-figures nine times
  • Lewis is coming off a career-high 19 points, 5 3FGM vs. UVa

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