Florida State 74, Boston College 70: Eagles Lose Final Home Basketball Game of Season

Mark L. Baer-USA TODAY Sports

Boston College loses to finish the season just 1-8 at home in the ACC.

Another home ACC loss for the Eagles tonight after Boston College battles back and forth with the Seminoles all game to ultimately lose 74-70. The Eagles finish their home ACC play with a 1-8 record.

Senior night celebrated one senior, Danny Rubin, who started 20 games his freshman year but very few games since then. Rubin started the game off well by hitting his first three point shot attempt, before missing his second and finding the bench shortly thereafter.

The game's final minute was painful for Boston College fans. Patrick Heckmann had a very good second half offensively, finishing with 13 points but had a terribly costly turnover with 1:01 to play and the Eagles down one. Then when attempting to inbound the basketball while Florida State had a 2 point lead, Lonnie Jackson threw the pass right through Olivier Hanlan's hands.  At that point the game was still not over though because FSU only hit one of two free throws. After trading scores, BC was still down three and missed two three point attempts by Joe Rahon and Olivier Hanlan who tried to sell a foul on his attempt.

Olivier Hanlan lead Boston College in scoring with 20 points, however the bigger story might have been Ryan Anderson's lack of scoring. Anderson failed to score in the first half after having a monster game against Wake Forest and he finished the game with just seven points.

Steve Donahue's future was not mentioned on the ESPNU broadcast team which included former BC great Malcolm Huckaby, however we have to assume that it is very likely that tonight was his final game at Conte Forum. It was a horrible final season for the coach at home. At Conte Forum, the Eagles have only beaten Virginia Tech, Florida Atlantic, Sacred Heart and Philadelphia. That type of home court performance this season explains the complete lack of fans at tonights final game.

BC has their final game of the regular season coming up at N.C. State Sunday and then they enter the ACC Tournament with a first round matchup likely against Notre Dame at the moment who has finished their conference season at 6-12.

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