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BC Eagles Never Trail in 87-77 Win over Georgia Tech

Ky Bowman leads BC with 26 points – including his 1,000th career point

How It Happened
Boston College advanced to the second round of the 2018 New York Life ACC Tournament with an 87-77 win over Georgia Tech on Tuesday afternoon.  The 12th seeded Eagles will take on No. 5 seed N.C. State on Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.

The Eagles were in control of the game from the start, holding the lead for 38:09 on the afternoon.  Knotted at 4-4 early on, BC went on a 9-0 run over the next 5:15 to take a 13-4 lead with 13:28 left in the half.  Four BC players had at least seven points in the opening frame, helping the squad take a 10-point lead at the break at 36-26.

BC’s defensive effort held Georgia Tech without a field goal for close to seven minutes to start the second half.  The Yellow Jackets missed their first nine attempts from the floor as Boston College built as much as a 20-point lead – at 51-31, with 13:37 to go.

Nik Popovic layup with 7:00 to go made it 66-47 before Georgia Tech began to press and chip away at the deficit.  The Yellow Jackets got as close as six points, outscoring BC 28-15 over a 6:15 stretch. The Eagles sealed the win, making 11-of-13 from the charity stripe over the final 2:00 of regulation.

Inside the Box Score

  • Ky Bowman led BC with 26 points and notched his sixth double-double of the season with 10 rebounds.  The sophomore point guard was 8-of-13 from the floor and 10-of-13 from the charity stripe. He added six assists and two steals in 40 minutes.
  • At the 12:22 mark of the second half, Bowman became the 43rd member of the Boston College 1,000 point club.  He reached the statistical milestone in 64 games, tying teammate Jerome Robinson for ninth-fastest to four figures scoring.
  • Nik Popovic poured in a career-high 20 points, making 8-of-11 shots from the floor.  The sophomore grabbed five rebounds, an assist and a steal in 32 minutes of play.
  • Jerome Robinson added 19 points, connecting on 8-of-9 from the charity stripe.  He added seven boards, two assists, and block and steal.
  • Jordan Chatman had 13 points, four rebounds, and two assists.
  • Steffon Mitchell put forth his 11th game with double-figure rebounds.  The freshman returned to the starting lineup and corralled 11 boards to go along with three points, two steals, and an assist.
  • The Boston College reserves – Ervins Meznieks, Vin Baker Jr., and Johncarlos Reyes – combined for six points and eight boards and provided solid minutes for the Eagles on the afternoon.
  • BC shot 46.7% from the floor (28-60) despite struggling from beyond the arc – connecting on 2-of-14 from 3-point land.  The Eagles made 29-of-37 from the free throw line.

Notables

  • Forty of BC’s 58 points scored off of made field goals came in the paint.
  • The Eagles tallied 51 points in the second half – the second-highest single-half scoring total of the season (56, second half – Colgate).
  • The two made 3-pointers in the game were a season-low.  The previous low for 3-pointers was three against Texas Tech on Nov. 19.
  • BC finished 29-of-37 from the charity stripe, the most foul shots made and attempted in a game this season.

Stat of the Game
39 – Boston College grabbed a season-high 39 defensive rebounds versus Georgia Tech.  BC’s defensive rebounding percentage was an outstanding 81.3%.

Up Next
Boston College will continue to play in the 2018 New York Life ACC Tournament at Barclays Center in Brooklyn on Wednesday at 2 p.m.  The #12 seeded Eagles will take on #5 N.C. State. The game will be televised by ESPN and the ACC Network in addition to radio coverage on the BC IMG Sports Network (850 AM).

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