NOTRE DAME, Ind. — Devin McGlockton scored a game-high 15 points and Quinten Post added 10 in a 61-58 victorious battle at Notre Dame. Boston College shot nearly 60% during the second half, as its offense helped secure the season sweep over the Fighting Irish.
Claudell Harris Jr. scored all nine of his points in the second half, connecting on two key back-to-back corner 3-pointers that kept the Irish at bay for much of the final frame. Chas Kelley III and Jaeden Zackery tallied nine points apiece to lead the way for BC.
The win extends BC’s win streak over Notre Dame to four games and marks the first time in program history that the Eagles have swept the season series in consecutive years.
- McGlockton scored 11 of 23 points for the Eagles in a defensive battle between the two teams
- Boston College connected on 32.1% (9-28) while holding Notre Dame to 30.8% (8-26). Both teams connected on four 3-pointers
- The Eagles assisted on six of their nine field goals through the first 20 minutes of play
- BC held a 20-18 edge in rebounds, including a 6-4 advantage on the offensive glass; BC turned those into five second-chance points
- Post was limited to eight scoreless minutes in the first half after being whistled for two personal fouls
- BC opened the second half, making five of its first 10 attempts from the floor
- Mason Madsen’s 3-pointer with 13:11 to play gave BC the lead for good
- It was a back-and-forth affair for much of the second half, with BC unable to break it open and the Irish unable to close in
- A steal and fast-break layup from Harris with 7:54 left in regulation gave BC its largest lead of the game to that point – 48-42
- Harris connected on consecutive 3-pointers, with the second giving BC a 46-41 lead with 9:32 to play.
- Zackery would score the final four points for the Eagles – on a post-up in the paint with 30 ticks remaining and a pair of free throws with 13 to go.
- It stayed a two-point game after a 3-pointer with one second left for the Irish, but BC was able to get the defensive stop
- Devin McGlockton reached double figures for the fifth time in ACC play
- McGlockton and Prince Aligbe led the way with six rebounds apiece
- Quinten Post scored all 10 of his points in the second half and is 12 points away from reaching the 1,000-point mark for his collegiate career
- BC had 12 assists on 22 made field goals
- The Eagles return home to host Syracuse on Tuesday, Jan. 31 at 7 p.m. at Conte Forum.
- The game will air live on ACC Network and tickets are available by visiting BCEagles.com or by calling the BC Athletic Box Office at (617) 552-GOBC
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