A balanced offensive effort and stout defense have Clemson up 33-25 on Boston College at halftime in the second round of the ACC Tournament.

Demontez Stitt scored eight points and Jerai Grant added six as eight different Tigers made a basket in the first half.

Clemson held the Eagles to just three points in the first 10 minutes of the game while building a 17-3 lead.

Joe Trapani made three straight baskets for Boston College to give the Eagles some life on the offensive end of the floor, and they cut the lead to as few as five points.

Trapani scored 12 points in the first half. Boston College kept itself in the game by making 7 of 8 free throws.