The Boston College Eagles edged out a close win against the Wake Forest Demon Deacons. Sophomore guard Patrick Heckmann led Boston College with 14 points, four steals, three assists and three rebounds. Joe Rahon added 12 points and nine rebounds. Ryan Anderson scored 12 points, while grabbing five rebounds. C.J. Harris led Wake Forest with 23 points, four assists and three rebounds. Travis McKie added 11 points and four rebounds.
The statistics were pretty much even between both teams. The amount of fouls committed by Wake Forest and Boston College’s free throw attempts were the difference makers in this game. Wake Forest was called for 20 personal fouls. Boston College went to the free throw line 21 times and hit 18 of them, resulting in an 85.7% free throw shooting percentage. Wake Forest made nine of their 11 free throw attempts. The free throws are the thing that won the game for Boston College. Wake Forest dominated the game when you compare their stats. Wake Forest shot 51.1% (24-47 field goals), whereas Boston College 43.8% (21-48 field goals).
This game is a prime example of what happens when a team has a mental breakdown. Wake Forest maintained a one-point lead, 63-62, while there were 33 seconds left in the game. Boston College forced a five-second call, when Wake Forest was unable to inbound the ball off the sideline. Wake Forest fouled Rahon while he attempted a shot. He made his free throws. On Wake Forest’s next possession, Harris was called for travelling. This was a horrible way for Wake Forest to lose a game, but a great way for Boston College to rebound from their one-point loss to the Duke Blue Devils a few days ago.