NCAAB Game Recap - Boston College at Miami (FL)
Wed Feb 12, 2020 7:00 PM EST

Kansas
58
WVU
49
F
Lou
58
GaTec
64
F
Crei
87
Seton
82
F
Alab
91
Aub
95
F(OT)
Marq
71
Vill
72
F
Xav
61
Butl
66
F
Hou
62
SoFL
58
F
SCar
75
UGA
59
F
(N/A)
55
Tows
71
F
UConn
75
SMU
79
F
Mercer
70
Woff
68
F
BC
58
Mia-FL
85
F
LoyIL
73
Evans
66
F
Maine
63
UMassL
71
F
Stony
75
Bingha
70
F
UNH
50
Vermt
74
F
GMas
72
VACom
67
F
VMI
67
Chat
86
F
Rut
66
OhSt
72
F
Canis
66
Niag
69
F
WCU
62
UNCG
82
F
Buck
59
Navy
60
F
HolyC
82
Leh
89
F
Rich
74
LaSal
47
F
Albany
60
Hartfo
66
F
Citad
67
ETSU
91
F
Lafy
48
Army
65
F
LoyMD
76
Amer
81
F
Furm
86
Samf
71
F
InWor
60
NWSt
70
F
ECU
56
Tuls
70
F
Temp
72
Tul
68
F
W IL
72
SDak
85
F
NOrl
68
CenAR
73
F
SFA
75
TXAMC
67
F
SIU
38
Valpa
55
F
Drake
62
MOSt
97
F
SamH
79
SeLA
70
F
NebOm
78
Oral
81
F(OT)
IlSt
63
NrthIA
71
F
Lamar
65
Nich
69
F
IndSt
61
Brad
72
F
MidTN
72
UAB
83
F
Fla
78
TexAM
61
F
Prov
69
StJon
80
F
Clem
72
Pitt
52
F
IaSt
61
Okla
90
F
Mich
79
NW
54
F
HBU
67
AbCh
81
F
UCIrv
63
UCRiv
59
F
Fres
84
SJSU
78
F(OT)
Nev
82
UNLV
79
F(OT)
LongB
50
HI
49
F

Feb 12, 2020, 7:00 PM EST

Final

1

2

T

Boston College (12-13)

23

35

58

Miami (FL) (12-12)

38

47

85

Wong scores 21 as Miami rolls past Boston College 85-58
Wed Feb 12, 2020 10:50 PM

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) Isaiah Wong is quickly shedding the inexperienced label.

Miami's freshman guard scored 21 points as the Hurricanes snapped a three-game losing streak, defeating Boston College 85-58 on Wednesday. Following his career-high 23 point outing at Florida State Saturday, Wong became the first Hurricanes freshman to score 20 points or more in consecutive games since Marcus Barnes in 2001.

"My mentality is just play efficient and try to make the best plays possible for the team and try to get a win every possession," Wong said.

The Hurricanes (12-12, 4-10 Atlantic Coast Conference) broke it open with a 24-2 run that began midway through the first half. Harlond Beverly scored seven points during the surge and Anthony Walker's dunk with 3:55 remaining capped the spurt and gave Miami a 38-17 lead.

Chris Lykes finished with 16 points and Kameron McGusty scored 12 points for the Hurricanes, who had lost seven of their last eight. Rodney Miller was Miami's fourth scorer in double figures with 11 points.

"The message after our last game was we have to rebound better, share the ball better, find the open man better," Miami coach Jim Larranaga said. "It's as good as 40 minutes that we've played all season long."

Early in the season, Wong saw limited action. But injuries to guards Lykes and McGustry resulted in a substantial increase in minutes, such as his 30-minute outing against Boston College.

"This atmosphere in the ACC is crazy," Wong said. "Getting used to it was hard to come into. In the games I kept getting (charging fouls) and it stressed me out sometimes. Luckily (my teammates) helped me through it and now on and through the season I am getting a lot better at making good decisions."

Miami maintained a double-digit advantage following its first-half run as Boston College (12-13, 6-8) got no closer than 55-42 on Derryck Thornton's 3-point play with 10:06 remaining in the second half.

Kamari Williams scored 14 points for Boston College.

"We just stopped competing for about four or five minutes against a team with that type of firepower," Boston College coach Jim Christian said. "I'm very disappointed in our team but I want to give them credit. Sometimes we get too wrapped up in ourselves."

The Eagles shot 1-of-11 from the field as Miami built its 21-point lead but closed the first half with unanswered points on Williams' dunk and Nic Popovic's two jumpers.

BIG PICTURE

Boston College: A stretch of four of the next five games at Conte Forum will provide the Eagles an opportunity to improve on their home fortunes. Boston College is 7-7 at home, including 3-3 in the ACC.

Miami: Forward Sam Waardenburg's undisclosed injury sustained in practice Tuesday sidelined him against Boston College and extended the Hurricanes' string of games without their nine-player rotation. Miami last used its full complement of scholarship players in a 95-62 home loss to Duke on Jan. 4.

GOING SMALL

An injury to forward Sam Waardenburg in practice prompted Larranaga to start guards Wong, Lykes, McGusty and Dejan Vasiljevic against Boston College. Forward Keith Stone was the only interior player in the starting lineup. Despite a lack of post presence, the Hurricanes out-rebounded the Eagles 35-30 and matched them in points in the paint with 38.

"That group that started had never played a moment, a possession of basketball this year," Larranaga said. "They normally go against each other in practice."

OVERCOMING RUST

Lykes, who missed four consecutive games because of a groin injury before returning with a 21-minute outing at Florida State Saturday, played 29 minutes against Boston College.

"I feel pretty good, glad to be out there playing with my teammates," Lykes said. "It was rough watching from the bench."

UP NEXT

Boston College: The Eagles return home to face North Carolina State on Sunday.

Miami: The Hurricanes conclude their two-game homestand against Wake Forest on Saturday.

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Leaders

Boston College PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
J. Rishwain 0 0 4 1 0 0
K. Williams 14 0 0 1 0 0
Miami (FL) PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
K. Stone 0 0 1 5 0 1
F. Gkogkos 0 0 0 0 0 0

Team Comparison

BC Mia-FL
Points For 58 85
Field Goals 23/62-37% 30/52-58%
Three Pointers 4/19-21% 8/20-40%
Free Throws 8/14-57% 17/21-81%
Offensive Rebounds 15 7
Defensive Rebounds 15 28
Rebounds 36 37
Blocks 1 5
Steals 5 4
Turnovers 12 11
Personal Fouls 16 19
Technical Fouls 0 0
Ejections 0 0

2019-2020 Regular Season - Mia-FL Leads Series 1-0

Date Result Away Pts Ldr Home Pts Ldr
Wed Feb 12 BC 58 @ Mia-FL 85 J. Hamilton 4 D. Vasiljevic 7

Game Information

Stadium: Watsco Center, Coral Gables, Florida
Attendance: 5,465
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