Thu, 20 Feb 2020

Freshmen lead Miami past Boston College

Field Level Media
13 Feb 2020, 12:25 GMT+10

Freshman guard Isaiah Wong scored 21 points, leading the Miami Hurricanes to an 85-58 win over the Boston College Eagles in an ACC game in Coral Gables, Fla., on Wednesday night.

Miami's three freshmen -- a group that also includes Anthony Walker and Harlond Beverly -- combined for 39 points. Walker and Beverly had nine points each.

The Hurricanes (12-12, 4-10), who started the day tied for last place in the ACC, snapped a three-game losing streak.

Miami, which scored 17 consecutive first-half points and led by as many as 21 in the half, also got 16 points from Chris Lykes and 12 from Kam McGusty.

Boston College (12-13, 6-8) was led by freshman forward Kamari Williams, who came off the bench to score 14 points. He scored 10 of those points in the second half when the score was mostly lopsided.

Eagles freshman forward CJ Felder, who returned to the starting lineup after missing one game due to the flu, had five points.

Miami was without starting forward Sam Waardenburg, who was hurt in practice on Tuesday. He hit his head on the deck after he was accidentally elbowed in the face by Walker.

However, Lykes -- who had missed four games due to a groin injury -- started his first game since Jan. 21 and gave Miami a lift.

Hurricanes center Rodney Miller, who missed his first game of the season on Saturday, returned and played off the bench for the first time this year. He had 11 points and a game-high-tying seven rebounds.

Miami led 38-23 at the half.

Boston College led early, going up 10-5 with 17:32 left in the half, and the Eagles were still ahead 15-14 before when Miami's 17-0 run. The stretch eventually reached 24-2.

For the first half, Miami shot 55.6 percent, including 4-for-10 on 3-pointers. Boston College shot 29.4 percent, including 1-for-10 from deep.

In the second half, Boston College cut its deficit to 55-43 on a three-point play by Derryck Thornton, but the Eagles couldn't get any closer.

For the game, Miami shot 57.7 percent from the floor, including 8-of-20 on three-pointers. Boston College shot 37.1 percent, including 4-of-19 on three-pointers.

--Field Level Media

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