Strange but true: Clemson, with its defeat of Boston College on Tuesday, matched its best 10-game start in conference play under Oliver Purnell.
This, of course, is Brad Brownell's first season --- one in which expectations were depressed in Tigertown after Trevor Booker's departure. A choppy 5-4 start didn't help matters. And while Clemson just got its best victory tonight, it does still have opportunities to beat Duke (granted, in Durham) and North Carolina.
Also interesting: Clemson has made it to the 10-game mark with a winning record in league play for each of the last five years. The rundown of the 10-game starts in ACC play during the Purnell years plus this season: