Boston College Eagles Fall to Florida in Roman Legends Classic

Boston College Eagles Fall to Florida in Roman Legends Classic

BUBBLEVILLE, Conn. — Rich Kelly had 13 points and Wynston Tabbs 12 as Boston College dropped a 90-70 decision on Thursday to Florida in the Roman Legends Classic in Bubbleville at Mohegan Sun Arena.

BC led early, 6-5, after a Tabbs layup with 16:44 left in the first half.  Florida would score eight unanswered points, taking the lead for good – 13-6 – one minute later.  The Gators would build as much as a 22-point advantage in the first half and led 49-29 at the break.

The Eagles would trail by as many as 31 in the second half, unable to get things going on either side of the floor.  Florida shot 56.5% (35-62) from the floor and dominated the painted area, tallying 50 of its 90 points.

CJ Felder had 11 points for Boston College, while James Karnik – in his first action for Boston College – added seven points, six rebounds, and two steals.

INSIDE THE BOX SCORE:

  • Rich Kelly knocked down 3-of-4 from beyond the arc – the 31st time in his career he made at least three 3FG.
  • Wynston Tabbs connected on 5-of-9 (2-3 3FG) on the night for his 12 points.
  • Makai Ashton-Langford had eight points, five rebounds, two assists, and three steals.
  • Steffon Mitchell led BC with four steals to go along with eight points and four rebounds.
  • It was his lowest rebounding total since Feb. 16, 2020, when he tallied three boards vs. N.C. State.
  • The Eagles got 26 points from its bench on the night.

STAT OF THE GAME:

  • +13 – Boston College held a +13 advantage in free throws attempted on the night.  The Eagles were 18-of-29 from the charity stripe.

FOR THE ANALYTICS CROWD:

  • Steffon Mitchell and James Karnik led the way in efficiency for BC
  • Both players posted a mark of 11.
  • Efficiency rating is calculated using the following formula: (PTS + REB + AST + STL + BLK – Missed Shots – TO)

UP NEXT:

  • Boston College travels to Minnesota on Tuesday, Dec. 8 as part of the ACC/Big Ten Challenge.
  • Tipoff is 7 pm ET and the game can be seen live on ESPNU.
  • The game will be broadcast live on the Boston College Learfield IMG College Sports Network with Josh Maurer and Danya Abrams on WEEI 850 AM.

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