Miami 72, Boston College 50: Hurricanes Shut Down Eagles

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The largest crowd ever in attendance at the Bank United Center for a Boston College basketball game saw their Canes improve to 9-0 in ACC play

When Boston College goes on the road to play the #2 team in the nation based on RPI, it is not surprising that the Eagles were unable to come away with a victory. Similarly, when BC plays a team known for its defense, it is not surprising that BC only put up 50 points. Miami handled BC pretty well wire to wire for a 72-50 victory.

On their last trip to the Bank United Center, the Eagles shot only 45 percent from the line and 31 percent from three. Tonight was worse with 37 percent from the field, 50 percent from the line and a dreadful 21 percent from three.

Lonnie Jackson was the only starter who hit a three for the Eagles. Joe Rahon, who was coming off a career high in points against Clemson, finished 0-4 from the field with zero points. Career high to zero points. Miami is a better defensive team than Clemson and it is a long flight from Boston to Miami but if you see Donahue going a little grayer this season with his young team, you have to feel for the guy a little bit. The biggest problem with young teams is consistency and BC showed so inconsistency tonight. Coming off an ACC win against Clemson, the Eagles shot the ball pretty terribly tonight while giving the Hurricanes the opportunity for two four point plays on the other end.

The Eagles got off to a slow start in the first half but a Lonnie Jackson three at the end of the half brought Miami's lead down to 10. To start the second half, BC went on a mini run when Lonnie Jackson missed a transition 3 pointer which would have cut the lead to just 3. BC came up with the offensive board but Odio was blocked inside. From that point on it was really all Miami. Before you knew it Miami was up 20 and with the way BC was shooting the ball, there was certainly no hope that the Eagles were going to come back from that type of deficit.

Ryan Anderson had another double-double with 14 points and 11 rebounds. Eddie Odio had just 5 points in 23 minutes of action on a night he surely would have liked to put up some bigger number.

Odio, a Miami native, had his parents in attendance and was likely looking for a bigger night. Odio's parents got plenty of camera time as the announcers attempted to keep things interesting -- Odio's mother sported some BC colors, but his dad remained very neutral with his clothing selection. I hope Odio's parents can make some games before the end of the season and Eddie can find his was to get his dad a BC hat.

Since Miami is now the 8th ranked team in the nation, the crowd on hand of 5,149 was the largest ever for a BC vs. Miami game since the Bank United Center was built. The Eagles get to return to Conte for their next game but it will be no easy task as Duke comes to town Sunday at 6:00pm.

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