Tigers Pummel Eagles, 1st Tourney Win Since ’08

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) _ Demontez Stitt scored 20 points to lead

Clemson past Boston College 70-47 on Friday in the quarterfinals of

the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament.

Jerai Grant added 12 points and Milton Jennings had 10 for the

fourth-seeded Tigers (21-10). They shot 45 percent on 23-of-51

shooting and clamped down on one of the ACC’s best 3-point shooting

teams to win a game both teams desperately needed to polish their

NCAA tournament profiles and possibly move themselves off the


After winning its first ACC tournament game since 2008, Clemson

advances to face No. 6 North Carolina, the top seed, on Saturday in

one semifinal.

Joe Trapani scored 20 points to lead fifth-seeded BC (20-12).

All-ACC guard Reggie Jackson was pestered all day by Stitt and

finished with 11 points on 5-of-13 shooting.