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Eagles Set for Saturday Battle at Clemson

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BOSTON COLLEGE VS. CLEMSON – ALL-TIME SERIES

  • Today’s game marks the 27th meeting between the two schools. BC is 7-19 all-time against Clemson, dating back to 1975-76.
  • In ACC regular-season play, BC is 6-13 against Clemson.  Clemson has won the last nine games in the series.
  • It is BC’s longest active losing streak versus an opponent.
  • BC and Clemson did not meet in 2020-21 due to COVID-19. The Tigers took the last meeting – 82-64 – on Feb. 22, 2020, at Conte.
  • Head coach Earl Grant was an assistant at Clemson from 2010-14, helping guide the Tigers to an NCAA Tournament and a trip to the NIT.
  • Assistant coach Anthony Goins was on Brad Brownell’s staff the previous two seasons, including a trip to the 2021 NCAA Tourney.
  • Brevin Galloway’s younger brother Braden was a member of Clemson’s football team, starring as a tight end.

BOSTON COLLEGE IN ACC REGULAR-SEASON PLAY

  • Boston College is 92-183 in 16+ seasons in the ACC.  BC won its ACC opener, 73-57, at home vs. Notre Dame.
  • In 2019-20, BC was 7-13 in ACC play, finishing 10th.  It marked the most ACC wins since the 2017-18 season and was the seventh time since 2005-06 that BC had at least seven ACC wins.
  • BC’s best ACC mark came in its inaugural season, going 11-5 in conference play in 2005-06 en route to a third-place finish.  BC tied for third in 2006-07 (10-6) and was fourth in 2010-11 (9-7).

CAREER NIGHT FOR QP VERSUS GEORGIA TECH

  • Quinten Post scored a career-high 24 points – against Georgia Tech.  Post scored 18 of his 24 in the second half.
  • The 7-footer from Amsterdam connected on 10-of-14 shots from the floor.  The 10 FG are the most by a BC player in 2021-22.
  • Post also corralled a season-best nine rebounds in the Georgia Tech game, while dishing out two assists.
  • His previous career-high was 14 points, set in the season opener against Dartmouth.
  • Between 2020-21 and this season, Post is averaging +6.6 points and +3.2 rebounds per game.
  • Percentage-wise, Post and is shooting +8.0% better from the floor and +15.0% better from the free-throw line.
  • Post ranks fourth on BC in scoring (9.2 ppg) and second in rebounding (5.3 rpg) this season.

GAINS BEYOND THE ARC – WITH AND WITHOUT BREVIN GALLOWAY

  • Boston College’s 239 3FG attempts are the lowest (15th) in the ACC and its 17.1 3FG attempts per game rank 14th.
  • Through 14 games, the Eagles rank 13th in 3FG made per game (5.9 3FGM) and ninth in 3FG percentage (.343).
  • BC has seen significant gains in its long-distance shooting with graduate transfer guard Brevin Galloway in the lineup.
  • In the seven games with Galloway, here are BC’s 3-point stats: 140 3FGA (20.0 per game), 7.0 3FGM/g, .350 3FG%
  • In the seven games which Galloway missed: 99 3FGA (14.1 per game), 4.7 3FGM/g, .333 3FG%.

TODAY’S BOSTON COLLEGE NOTE(S) YOU CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT

  • Boston College is visiting two straight opponents – at Clemson and at Louisville – for the first time in three seasons.
  • Only Quinten Post has faced Clemson before in his career –  two scoreless minutes last season while at Miss. State.
  • Jaeden Zackery is posting a team-best effective FG% of 57.9% with only 43.9% of his shots coming at the rim.

ON THIS DATE: JANUARY 15

  • Boston College is 9-11 all-time – and 2-2 in ACC play – in games played on the January 15 calendar date.
  • January 15 also marks the dual celebration of National Bagel and National Strawberry Ice Cream Days.
  • Several notable events in history occurred on January 15 – 1535 – Henry VIII declares himself head of the Church of England; 1759 – Voltaire’s “Candide” is published anonymously; 1892 – Dr. James Naismith publishes the rules of basketball in Triangle Magazine at Springfield College; 1919 – two million gallons of molasses floods the North End of Boston, killing 21; 1951 – SCOTUS rules that “clear & present danger” of incitement to riot is not protected speech.
  • Notable January 15 birthdays: civil rights pioneer Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.; former NFL quarterback Drew Brees; actress Regina King; Saint and French heroine Jeanne D’Arc; playwright Moliere; hockey trophy namesake Lord Stanley.

GALLOWAY HEATING UP

  • Brevin Galloway scored a season-high 18 points against Georgia Tech on Jan. 12, knocking down 7-14 FG (4 3FG).
  • It was his first four 3-pointer game of the season – and the third instance where the grad transfer made at least three 3FG.
  • It marked his second consecutive game in double-figures, tallying 11 points at Pittsburgh on Jan. 8.
  • In only seven games played, Galloway ranks second on the team in 3-pointers made – 16.

COBRA KAI – EFFICIENT PERFORMANCE AT PITTSBURGH

  • At Pitt, Makai Ashton-Langford put forth one of the most efficient performances by a point guard in the nation in 2021-22.
  • Ashton-Langford finished the game with 23 points (4 3FGM), 3 rebounds, 4 assists (1 turnover), 1 block, and 3 steals.
  • His EFF rating (PTS + REB + AST + STL + BLK – Missed Shots – TO) was a team-best 24, while his offensive rating was 133.8.
  • The 23 points – and four 3-pointers made – were new career-highs for the 6-3 point guard.
  • He is one of only two players to post that statistical line on the box score this season (A.J. Walker of Air Force).
  • Dating back to 1996-97, Troy Bell was the only Boston College player to post at least those totals in a single game.
  • Bell did it twice – Jan. 11, 2003, against Syracuse and Jan 29, 2003, versus Virginia Tech.
  • Among all ACC players since 1996, eight players have registered those totals in a single game.
  • They are (in chronological order): Coby White (UNC) vs. Virginia Tech; Dennis Smith Jr. (NCST) vs. McNeese; Angel Rodriguez (Miami) vs. Duke; Lamar Patterson (Pitt) vs. Texas Tech; Tim Pickett (FSU) vs. UNC; Mike Dunleavy Jr. (Duke) vs. NC State; Shane Battier (Duke) vs. N.C. A&T.  Four of those eight performances came in an ACC game.

FIRST TIME IN TWO SEASONS FOR THE NEXT TWO (AND FOUR STRAIGHT)

  • Boston College’s game against Clemson is the fourth of four straight games against ACC opponents that the Eagles did not face during the COVID-19 shortened 2020-21 season. Note research courtesy of BC radio pxp Josh Maurer.
  • Due to pauses in the schedule due to coronavirus breakouts, BC missed games vs, UNC (Feb. 1, 2021), Pittsburgh (Jan. 23, 2021), Georgia Tech (Feb. 17, 2021), and Clemson (Jan. 27, 2021) last season.

RARE COMPANY ON REBOUNDING PERCENTAGE LIST

  • Boston College is one of 14 teams nationally to rank among the top 60 in both offensive and defensive rebounding percentage.
  • BC ranks 18th in DReb% (77.0) and 56th in OReb% (32.6) nationally – and rank second in the ACC in both categories.
  • The other schools to rank in the top 60 in both categories: Boise State, BYU, College of Charleston, Gonzaga, Illinois, Kentucky, Mississippi State, Purdue, Stanford, TCU, Texas Tech, UCLA, and UNC Greensboro.

ZACKERY MAKING AN IMPACT

  • Jaeden Zackery ranks third on BC in scoring (10.7), second in assists (2.7), and first in steals (1.5) so far this season.
  • Among all ACC first-year players, Zackery is one of five players to average double figures in scoring.  He ranks fifth in scoring, second in assists, and third in steals among ACC newcomers.
  • He has reached double-digits nine times and has led the Eagles in scoring on four occasions.
  • The Salem, Wisc. product has registered an effective FG% of 57.9% and a true shooting percentage of 60.2% in 14 games.
  • Zackery is connecting on 52.6% of his 3-point attempts on the season, knocking down 20-of-38.
  • He is one of four players nationally to shoot better than 52% from 3FG (20 3FGM min).
  • He was named to the Sunshine Slam All-Tourney team, after scoring a season-high 19 points against Rhode Island.
  • The 6-2 guard added 15 points (3-4 3FG) vs. Utah the night before in the semifinal round of the Sunshine Slam tourney.
  • In three Sunshine Slam games: 15.7 points, 2.7 rebounds, 2.7 assists, 1.7 steals, 64% (16-25) FG, 63.6% (7-11) 3FG.
  • Earlier this season, he became the first BC freshman to dish out at least six assists in consecutive games in nearly a decade.
  • In 2012-13, Boston College’s Joe Rahon had six dimes against Providence (12/21/12) and Holy Cross (12/29/12).
  • Zackery was a 2020-21 NJCAA Third Team All-American out of Chipola College in Florida.

ASHTON-LANGFORD’S JOURNEY CONTINUES

  • Makai Ashton-Langford enters his fourth season of college basketball in 2021-22.
  • He leads the Eagles in scoring, at a career-best 11.8 points per game – a nearly +3.0 improvement from a season ago.
  • At Pittsburgh, the grad student poured in a career-high 23 points, making 7-of-14 shots – including 4-of-6 from the outside.
  • The 6-3 guard scored 16 of his team-high 18 points in the second half at Saint Louis.
  • Ashton-Langford ranks 11th in the ACC in assists (3.5 apg), eighth in FT% (.792), and eighth in assist/turnover (1.88:1).
  • The Worcester product has tallied double digits in the scoring column in 11 of BC’s 14 games in 2021-22.
  • In games where he grabs at least four rebounds and dishes out four assists, BC is 4-1 in 2021-22.
  • Last season, he posted career-high averages in scoring (9.6 ppg), rebounding (3.3), assists (3.2), and steals (1.7).
  • Over the final four games of 2020-21, he averaged 13.0 points, 3.3 rebounds, 4.8 assists – one of just two ACC players to post those averages over the final stretch of the regular season.
  • This past summer, Ashton-Langford was awarded his undergraduate degree in communications from Boston College.
  • He began his college career at Providence, playing 63 games for the Friars from 2017-19.

BOO FROM THE WOO – LANGFORD JR. SHINING IN SECOND SEASON

  • Through 14 games, DeMarr Langford Jr. is showing no signs of a sophomore slump.
  • He helps lead a balanced BC attack, averaging 11.2 points – second on BC –  with 4.9 rebounds and 2.3 assists per game.
  • He averaged 17.3 points per game while shooting nearly 63.3% (19-30) from the floor in the Eagles’ first three wins.
  • Langford Jr. scored a career-high 20 points (6-9 FG; 8-8 FT) in 31 minutes vs. Holy Cross.
  • The sophomore connected 13 of his first 15 field goal attempts on the season, making his first five shots vs. Holy Cross.
  • He opened the season with a 16-point performance vs. Dartmouth, making 8-of-10 shots on the night.
  • Since 1996-97, only 22 Boston College players have shot at least 80% while attempting at least 10 field goals in a game.
  • Last season as a freshman, he averaged 6.7 points and 4.2 boards while adding 1.4 assists, and 1.1 steals per game.
  • Langford Jr. – nicknamed Boo by his grandmother – is the younger brother of starting point guard Makai Ashton-Langford.
  • On Nov. 26, 2020, vs. Rhode Island, they became the first brothers from Massachusetts to start in the same game for BC.

QUINTEN POST-ING NUMBERS    

  • Quinten Post is making an impact in his first season for Boston College, with 9.4 points and 5.3 boards per game in 14 outings.
  • He scored a career-high 24 points – scoring 18 in the second half – on 10-of-14 shooting against Georgia Tech.
  • Post made an impact in his first game for Boston College, registering a then-career-high with 14 points vs. Dartmouth.
  • Between 2020-21 and this season, the 7-0 center is posting an improvement of +6.6 points and +3.3 rebounds per game.
  • He made an impact in his first game for Boston College, registering a then-career-high with 14 points vs. Dartmouth.
  • The product of Amsterdam had 13 points against Notre Dame and UAlbany and 11 points versus USF.
  • He has pulled down a season-best nine rebounds twice – versus Georgia Tech and versus North Carolina.
  • He has reached double figures seven times this year, while nearly logging a double-double vs. Fairfield (9 pts/8 rebs).
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