Boston College Eagles Drop 76-64 Decision at home to Louisville

Boston College Eagles Drop 76-64 Decision at home to Louisville

CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. — Jay Heath tallied a career-high 20 points but it was not enough as Boston College dropped a 76-62 decision at home versus Louisville on Saturday.

The Eagles jumped out to a 10-3 lead just over three minutes into the ballgame but went cold midway through the period.  Louisville’s 16-2 run – including 10 unanswered points – gave it a 22-15 advantage with 7:40 remaining in the opening frame.  BC trailed 37-24 at the break.

The lead reached 17 points in the first minute of the second half before the Eagles got within seven on Jay Heath’s 3-pointer with 9:15 to go.  The Cardinals rebuilt a 15-lead with just under two minutes left. Makai Ashton-Langford scored five straight points and Heath added two in a last-gasp BC rally to close within eight but the Cardinals kept the Eagles at bay from the line, including six free throws from Jones.

Heath finished with four 3-pointers on 5-of-10 shooting from the floor. Wynston Tabbs added 15 points and Ashton-Langford 12 for the Eagles.

INSIDE THE BOX SCORE:

  • Heath reached the 20-point mark for the first time in his career.
  • He has made seven of his last 10 and 12 of his last 17 3-point attempts.
  • Tabbs added 15 points (4-9 FG; 3-8 3FG) – his ninth game in double figures for BC this season
  • Ashton-Langford tallied 12 points in 24 minutes.  The redshirt junior missed eight minutes in the first half due to injury before returning late in the opening frame.
  • Steffon Mitchell added nine points, six boards, and two steals
  • CJ Felder led BC with seven boards
  • The Eagles shot 33.3% (17-51) from the floor, including 8-of-33 from beyond the arc.  They were 22-of-28 from the foul line.

STAT OF THE GAME:

  • 3:25 – Boston College held Louisville without a field goal for close to the final three and a half minutes.

FOR THE ANALYTICS CROWD:

  • Three BC players reached double-figures in efficiency, led by Jay Heath’s 16.
  • Makai Ashton-Langford was a 11 and Steffon Mitchell a 10.
  • Efficiency rating is calculated using the following formula: (PTS + REB + AST + STL + BLK – Missed Shots – TO)

UP NEXT:

  • Boston College is scheduled to travel to Duke on Wednesday (Jan. 6).

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