The Boston College men’s basketball team has found themselves in the midst of a four-game losing streak after losing to Duke and Syracuse this past week. The Eagles are now 11-11 on the season, and 2-8 in the ACC, tied for the second-worst record in the conference. Injuries continue to plague the Eagles, with Wynston Tabbs still out due to a leg injury.
The loss to Duke was expected, seeing as they are the No.2 team in the nation, but the way they lost was still disappointing. The final score was 80-55, the team’s second-worst loss of the season, and it hurt even more because the Eagles were winning by two points at halftime.
The second half was a completely different story, where they were outscored by 37 points, including a 16-4 run by the Blue Devils to start the period. BC’s star for the game was Jordan Chatman, who scored 16 points but made only two of his five 3-pointers. The one bright spot for BC was the fact that the bench finally contributed, even minutely, on the offensive end. Chris Herren Jr., Johncarlos Reyes, and Jairus Hamilton combined for seven points and six rebounds total, which is an improvement on the two or 3-point performances that have become the norm for the Eagles.
The defeat at Cuse was closer, but equally disappointing because of how the Eagles roared back at the end but were unable to even get close to taking the lead, losing the game 67-56. Strangely, Ky Bowman started on the bench, but played 35 minutes, scored 21 points, and grabbed seven rebounds. Chris Herren Jr. took his place in the starting lineup but managed only two points in his 16 minutes of game time.
The killer for BC was its 18 turnovers, leading to 25 points for the Orange. Additionally, the Eagles only made 33 percent of their field goals, 30 percent of their 3-pointers, and 68 percent of their free throws. This poor shooting performance was the major reason for their downfall.
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