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Jan 13, 2024

Tigers Back in Win Column with 89-78 Triumph Over Eagles

PJ Hall (26) and Joseph Girard III (26) combine for 52 points in the victory.

Final Stats

CLEMSON, S.C. – Clemson University men’s basketball got back in the win column on Saturday afternoon with an 89-78 victory over Boston College.

The Tigers (12-4, 2-3 ACC) were led by PJ Hall (Spartanburg, S.C./Dorman) and Joseph Girard III (Glens Falls, N.Y./Glens Falls) who each scored 26 points. It marked the first time two Tigers have scored 25+ points in a game since Jan. 28, 2023 at Florida State (Hunter Tyson, 27; Chase Hunter, 26).

Hall added his third double-double of the season and 10th of his career with 11 boards. Girard surpassed Duke’s Trajan Langdon on the ACC’s all-time 3-point field goal list and now is fourth with 343 career threes.

RJ Godfrey (Suwanee, Ga./North Gwinnett) netted 11 points, while Ian Schieffelin (Loganville, Ga./Grayson) and Chauncey Wiggins (Grayson, Ga./Grayson) each scored seven.

The Tigers and Eagles played a close opening stanza until a 10-4 run by Clemson closed the first period with a nine-point lead at half, 44-35.

It was much of the same in the second half as Clemson pushed its lead to a game-high 19 points on two occasions before settling for the 11-point victory.

Forty-four of Clemson’s points came in the paint and they received 16 from its bench in the contest.

Clemson returns to the court for a late tip time against Georgia Tech on Tuesday, Jan. 16 in Littlejohn Coliseum. Tip time is set for 9 p.m.

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Notes: Clemson improved to 12-4 on the season and 21-9 all-time against Boston College … Head Coach Brad Brownell is now 13-5 in his career against Boston College … Clemson continued its streak of games to start the season with more assists than turnovers and the streak is now 16 games (all-time Clemson record) … PJ Hall scored 26 points, his 23rd 20-point game of his career and the eighth this season … it was also his 26th consecutive double-digit scoring game dating back to the 2022-23 season … he posted his third double-double of the season and the 10th of his career … he now owns 1,353 career points and is 18th on Clemson’s all-time scoring list … Joseph Girard III moved into fourth all-time in ACC history in 3-pointers (345) … Girard is just the seventh player since 1992-93 to achieve 1,800 points, 400 rebounds, 500 assists and 325 threes in a career.


PJ Hall and Joseph Girard III

Head Coach Brad Brownell