When Eli Carter scored his first points of the game against Clemson Wednesday evening, he threw the live stats operator for a loop.
Scored on a scramble around the basket, the basket was originally credited to Idy Diallo, on a tip in. The score was later changed back to Eli Carter, on a layup.
One should forgive the statistician for the error because Carter, the Boston College Eagles' leading scorer, had not scored from the field up until that point.
Incidentally, Carter would not score from the field again.
Despite a 17 point performance from a rejuvenated Dennis Clifford, the Eagles couldn't keep up with the Clemson Tigers late in the contest, and Boston College dropped its thirteenth straight game 65-54. The loss sent the Eagles to 0-13 in ACC play.
A solid offensive effort from Clifford and Sammy Barnes-Thompkins powered the Eagles to a three point lead at halftime. The Eagles were able to hold Clemson to just 33.3% from the field in the first half.
Like so many other games this year, the second half led to struggles for the Eagles.
The Eagles offense grew cold, with the Eagles only converting on 30.8% of their shots. Carter in particular went 1-for-10 in the half. Meanwhile the Clemson offense was able to solve the Eagles defense and took control in the second half.
The Eagles travel to Winston-Salem, N.C. to take on Wake Forest Sunday afternoon.