BOSTON -- Reggie Jackson scored 18 points and dished out seven assists to lead Boston College to a 75-69 win over suddenly slumping Clemson (No. 21 ESPN/USA Today) on Tuesday night.
Corey Raji had 14 points and Rakim Sanders added 11 for Boston College (12-9, 3-4 Atlantic Coast Conference), which shot 56 percent from the field.
MacPherson: Defensive Stand
Boston College's pressure defense helped it steal a victory from Clemson on Tuesday, writes Brian MacPherson. Story
Trevor Booker led the Tigers (15-6, 3-4) with 19 points and eight rebounds.Raji's jumper from the left wing gave the Eagles a 58-47 edge with just under 8 minutes to play, but the Tigers stayed close and finally made a late run, closing it to 66-60 on Tanner Smith's free throw with 2:18 left.Cortney Dunn had a put-back for BC, pushing the lead back to eight with just under 2 minutes left, but the Tigers closed it to 68-64 on Booker's short bank shot with 44.7 seconds left.Jackson hit 6 of 6 free throw attempts in the closing 33.9 seconds to seal the win.