The losing streak in the ACC is over.
Boston College (3-9) dominated Miami from start to finish in a 84-62 win in Conte Forum. Led by the hot shooting from Jay Heath (25 points) and Rich Kelly (27 points), the Eagles shot 52% from three point range in easily one of BC's best offensive games of the season.
The Eagles who were playing without Wynston Tabbs, and Makai Ashton Langford came out hot grabbing a lead three minutes into the game, an advantage they wouldn't relinquish for the remainder of the game. It was all Boston College as they started to hit shots, and more importantly were careful with the ball, only turning the ball over eight times the entire game.
It seemed like every time that Miami was going to creep back into this game, either Heath or Kelly would come up with a big shot. The pair went 12-21 from three point range, and were finding open shots all night, and making sure those shots went down.
This game wasn't all about Heath and Kelly though. Boston College played exceptionally well on defense, tightening up especially in the interior and frustrating Miami. After allowing 26 points in the paint in the first half, BC only allowed 28 points TOTAL in the second half. Miami couldn't get anything to fall in the second frame, shooting 10% from three point range.
Defeating Miami was a big win for Boston College, as they get their first conference win. Additionally, the win helps the Eagles move out of the basement of the ACC. Will this turn their season around? Probably not. But at least for tonight, Boston College played an exciting and dominant game of basketball. They will look to make it two in a row when they face off against Notre Dame on Saturday in South Bend.
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