Trailing by 14 points with 10:45 remaining, BC cut the deficit to one point with less than three minutes to play. BC had one possession with a chance to take the lead, and two more in a three-point game but missed seven straight shots before connecting on a 3-pointer with less than two seconds left.
Wake Forest led 61-47 with six minutes left before BC ran off 10 straight points. The Eagles cut it to one, 63-62 when Heath made a 3-pointer with under three minutes to play.
BC shot under 33% for the game. The Eagles missed their first seven shots of the game and their last four of the first half. In between, the Eagles had a cold spell where they made just one basket over a five-minute span.
But they stayed in the game because Wake was only a tiny bit better, making just one basket in 10 tries over more than six minutes. Rich Kelly made a 3-pointer with 4:46 left to tie it 20-all, but the Demon Deacons scored 10 of the last 12 points in the half to take a 30-22 lead. He added 13 points for the Eagles.
INSIDE THE BOX SCORE:
- Jay Heath notched his fourth 20-point performance of the season. The sophomore guard is averaging 19.8 points per game over the last four.
- CJ Felder registered a career-best 14 rebounds – including 12 on the defensive end. His previous high was 11 rebounds – set earlier this season at Minnesota.
- Rich Kelly chipped in with 13 points, three rebounds, four assists, and two steals.
- Steffon Mitchell added eight points, five boards, three assists, and two steals.
- Kamari Williams had five points, a rebound, and a steal in 25 minutes of action.
- Makai Ashton-Langford saw his first game action since Jan. 2 and logged 27 minutes off the bench (two points, three rebounds, an assist, and a steal).
- Andrew Kenny grabbed two boards in six minutes.
- BC connected on 32.8% shooting from the floor (22-67), including 8-of-33 from the perimeter.
- The Eagles were outrebounded 52-34, including 12-7 on the offensive glass.
STAT OF THE GAME:
- 4 – Boston College committed a season-low four turnovers. It was the lowest turnover mark since Feb. 27, 2019, when BC also had four turns against Louisville.
FOR THE ANALYTICS CROWD:
- CJ Felder registered a career-best efficiency mark of 29.
- Two other Eagles – Jay Heath and Rich Kelly – reached double digits in EFF at 12.
- Efficiency rating is calculated using the following formula: (PTS + REB + AST + STL + BLK – Missed Shots – TO)
- Boston College travels to Syracuse on Saturday. Tipoff at the Carrier Dome is set for 2 p.m. and the game will air live on ACC Network.
- The game can also be heard on the Boston College Learfield IMG College Sports Network with Josh Maurer and Danya Abrams on WEEI 850 AM.
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