Clemson Men's Basketball hosts Boston College, looking to end three-game skid

The Tigers face the Eagles in Littlejohn Coliseum and will attempt to end a three game slide that has fans concerned
Jan 10, 2024; Blacksburg, Virginia, USA; Clemson Tigers center PJ Hall (24)
Jan 10, 2024; Blacksburg, Virginia, USA; Clemson Tigers center PJ Hall (24) / Peter Casey-USA TODAY Sports

Clemson Men’s Basketball is in a rough spot as they continue Atlantic Coast Conference league play at home against the Boston College Eagles.

The Tigers tip off at 3:00 PM today in Littlejohn Coliseum. They are looking to end a three-game losing streak. They stand at 1-3 in league play and 11-4 overall.

The Tigers are ranked 21st in the AP Top 25, 29th in the NET rankings, and 31st in the KenPom rankings.

PJ Hall leads the Tigers this season in scoring with 18.9 points per game, followed by Joe Girard with 14.8 and Chase Hunter with 11.6.

Ian Schieffelin leads the team in rebounds with 9.7, followed by Hall with 6.2 and Randall Godfrey with 3.8.

Girard and Hunter pace the team with 3.7 and 3.1 assists per game respectively, followed by Schieffelin and Dylan Hunter with 2.1 each.

The Eagles come into this contest tied with the Tigers with a 1-3 mark in the conference. They are 10-5 overall. They lost their last contest at Syracuse 69-59.

Quinten Post leads the Eagles with 16.9 points and 7.7 rebounds per game. Jaeden Zachary leads the team with 4.3 assists per contest.

The Tigers’ losing streak comes after an impressive non-conference performance that had Clemson ranked high in the polls and metrics. They also defeated Pitt earlier in December to get their first league win.

ESPN’s matchup predictor heavily favors the Tigers with an 84.7% chance of victory. BetMGM has the Tigers as a 9.5 favorite and an over/under of 151.5 points.

Given all the predictors appear to heavily favor Clemson, this appears to be an excellent opportunity to get a victory, end the losing skid, and refocus on the rest of the season.

The silver lining of their recent woes has been that they have come against quality opponents.

BC is 85th in the NET and 89th in KenPom. That won’t be considered a Quad 1 loss should the Tigers drop their fourth in a row, and it is also a far cry from the embarrassing upsets from last season against teams like South Carolina, Loyola Chicago, and Louisville.