NCAAB Game Recap - Louisville at Boston College
Wed Jan 29, 2020 9:00 PM EST

Baylor
67
IaSt
53
F
SDSU
85
NM
57
F
Lou
86
BC
69
F
Dayt
73
Duques
69
F
DeP
57
Seton
64
F
WVU
81
TxTch
89
F
Vand
62
KY
71
F
NW
50
MSU
79
F
Hou
69
ECU
59
F
Alab
76
LSU
90
F
Ind
49
PSU
64
F
Buck
59
Army
68
F
Mercer
71
ETSU
55
F
Temp
63
UConn
78
F
Mem
59
UCF
57
F
Wake
80
ND
90
F
David
104
GrgWas
107
F(4OT)
MOSt
66
NrthIA
95
F
Valpa
69
Brad
80
F
Stony
84
UMassL
76
F
UNCG
72
WCU
58
F
Monm
63
StPet
66
F
Vermt
56
UNH
43
F
HolyC
66
Navy
81
F
Albany
67
UMBC
63
F
StJos
76
UMass
91
F
Drake
56
IndSt
58
F
Bingha
57
Hartfo
73
F
VMI
72
Furm
74
F(OT)
StBon
62
Ford
55
F(OT)
Woff
79
Citad
56
F
Lafy
80
Colg
78
F
LoyMD
77
Boston
92
F
Chat
92
Samf
84
F
TXAMC
61
SamH
80
F
Nich
74
McNee
80
F(OT)
SoFL
66
Tul
52
F
Tex
62
TCU
61
F
Okla
53
KansSt
61
F
SeLA
68
CenAR
88
F
LoyIL
63
SIU
68
F
SDSt
76
Oral
61
F
NWSt
82
NOrl
74
F
Evans
66
IlSt
77
F
InWor
84
HBU
82
F
StLou
77
LaSal
76
F(OT)
AbCh
61
SFA
71
F
SCar
79
Ark
77
F
Marq
84
Xav
82
F(2OT)
CBap
65
UtVal
61
F
Nev
91
ColSt
92
F
SJSU
71
Bois
99
F
AzSt
65
WaSt
67
F

Jan 29, 2020, 9:00 PM EST

Final

1

2

T

(6) Louisville (18-3)

45

41

86

Boston College (10-11)

43

26

69

Nwora scores 37, leads No. 6 Louisville past BC 86-69
Thu Jan 30, 2020 12:24 AM

BOSTON (AP) Only a late-game cold streak kept Louisville forward Jordan Nwora from scoring 40 points and breaking a two decade-old record at Boston College.

The Atlantic Coast Conference preseason player of the year scored a career-high 37 points and added nine rebounds on Wednesday night to lead No. 6 Louisville to an 86-69 victory over Boston College.

Nwora twice squared up on a 3-point attempt in the final minutes only to miss a chance at his first 40-point game. He also fell two points shy of Richard Hamilton's 1999 record of 39 points by an opponent at the Conte Forum, which opened in 1988.

"I don't think he was worried about that," Louisville coach Chris Mack said. "I think he was worried about 40, that's why he took two bad shots."

Darius Perry scored 14 points and Malik Williams had 13 rebounds for Louisville (18-3, 9-1 ACC). The Cardinals have won seven straight and are off to their best conference start since the 2008-09 team won nine of its first 10 Big East games.

Derryck Thornton scored 17 points and Jay Heath had 16 for BC (10-11, 4-6). The Eagles have now lost five of their last six.

Louisville led 53-49 before putting together a 12-5 run - with eight of the points by Nwora. BC cut it to five, 67-62, with eight minutes remaining before the Cardinals scored 14 of the next 16 , getting six free throws from Nwora and back-to-back 3 pointers from Samuel Williamson and Ryan McMahon.

Nwora is the second-leading scorer in the ACC with an average of 18.7 points. But he had just 40 points total in the previous four games and took just five shots against Clemson on Saturday.

"I can score 20 points every game if I really want to. It's not really about that this year," he said. "It's about winning games. I don't want to score 20 in a way that's going to hurt the team."

BC coach Jim Christian said his team wasn't fooled by Nwora's recent production.

"He hadn't played well, so he's due," Christian said. "He got into a great rhythm, he's a great player. A couple of times we were right there. ... Some guys you can be a step slow and still get there and contest it, not with a great shooter like that."

Nwora scored 16 of his 21 first-half points during a 24-13 run that turned a five-point deficit into a six-point lead. Louisville scored 10 straight points while holding BC scoreless from the 12:05 mark until Jairus Hamilton drove to the basket to give the Eagles a 27-26 lead with about eight minutes left in the half.

Nwora made 7 of 9 shots in the first half - going 5 of 7 from 3-point range. He cooled off in the second and finished 11 of 20, missing his last five shots, including a final 3-point attempt with 41 seconds left and Louisville leading by 17.

"Everybody on the team was telling me to do it, so I was just kind of listening to them," he said. "I was right there, so I might as well try."

BIG PICTURE

Louisville: The Cardinals avenged last year's loss in Chestnut Hill, a game Mack called "sickening to watch."

Boston College: The Eagles trailed by two at the half with two chances to tie it or take the lead. But in the second, they missed five free throws and turned the ball over seven times.

UP NEXT

Louisville: At North Carolina State on Saturday.

Boston College: At North Carolina on Saturday, followed by

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Leaders

Louisville PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
L. Kimble 0 0 2 1 0 0
J. Nwora 37 0 1 9 1 0
Boston College PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
J. Rishwain 0 0 0 0 1 0
D. Thornton 17 0 4 4 0 1

Team Comparison

Lou BC
Points For 86 69
Field Goals 27/56-48% 24/60-40%
Three Pointers 12/27-44% 7/22-32%
Free Throws 20/27-74% 14/22-64%
Offensive Rebounds 14 11
Defensive Rebounds 29 18
Rebounds 45 33
Blocks 5 1
Steals 8 7
Turnovers 13 10
Personal Fouls 18 22
Technical Fouls 0 0
Ejections 0 0

2019-2020 Regular Season - Lou Leads Series 1-0

Date Result Away Pts Ldr Home Pts Ldr
Wed Jan 29 Lou 86 @ BC 69 M. Williams 3 L. Kraljevic 1

Game Information

Stadium: Silvio O. Conte Forum, Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts
Attendance: 5,771
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