Clemson has jumped ahead of Boston College, 33-25, in a key 2011 ACC Tournament quarterfinal game in Greensboro. Both teams are squarely on the NCAA Tournament bubble, and the loser may see their hopes of making the field end.
Clemson scored the first 11 points of the game, and the Eagles have been playing catch-up ever since. Clemson's defense was on point early, holding the Eagles to just 36 percent shooting in the first half. It certainly could have been much worse for Boston College after the slow start, but they have held their own outside of the fast Clemson start. Joe Trapini of Boston College leads all scorers with 12 points, while Demontez Stitt leads Clemson with eight points.
Both teams are fighting for an NCAA Tournament berth. Boston College is 20-11 after routing Wake Forest in the opening round on Thursday, while Clemson is surging at 20-10. The winner will face No. 1 seed North Carolina, who survived against No. 9 seed Miami, 64-62, on Tyler Zeller's buzzer beater.