Heading into the game against Wake Forest, the Eagles could not help or hurt their ACC Tournament seeds. BC was going to play Georgia Tech on Tuesday after Virginia Tech's earlier loss to Miami. However, the lack of motivation to win today did not stop Boston College from taking care of business against Wake Forest in what was the final home game for 7 BC players. Patrick Heckmann, Dmitri Batten, Aaron Brown, Eddie Odio, and Alex Dragevich all got the start today in their final home game while senior John Cain Carney came off the bench. Eddie Odio and John Cain Carney both got it going from beyond the arc in unusual ways for them as John Cain Carney hit his first 3-pointer and Odio added 2. It all wrapped up with a Boston College 79-61 victory, giving the Eagles the 3rd longest winning streak in the ACC heading into the tournament if Virginia and Duke win later tonight.
Olivier Hanlan, of course, got his points even though he came off the bench in this one, finishing with 19. The theme lately though during the 3 game winning streak continued with 4 Eagles scoring in double digits. Patrick Heckmann had 14, Aaron Brown 13, and Dmitri Batten had 10, including an exciting dunk towards the end of the game. Eight Boston College players scored in all, which was good to see, but it was surprising that Dennis Clifford did not score. He did grab 7 rebounds coming off the bench and played fewer minutes than normal being senior day and the game being easily in hand later on.
Boston College will now play Georgia Tech Tuesday in the ACC Tournament 1:00 Wednesday for the opportunity to play either Louisville or UNC on Wednesday depending on how the rest of today's action plays out. As a BC fan, you have to hope that UNC beats Duke and gets into the 4 seed, leaving Louisville, who has been reeling, for BC—should they get past Georgia Tech. That game will be 2:00 Wednesday. Georgia Tech is the only ACC team not in action this weekend so they will be a little more rested than the rest of the programs headed to Greensboro. Given BC's short bench, this could factor in Tuesday but BC has already beaten Georgia Tech in Atlanta once this season and BC has been playing very well the last two weeks. The only chance BC has at any postseason play is winning the ACC Tournament.