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Boston College Men’s Basketball: Poor Outside Shooting Effort Dooms Eagles, BC Loses to Wake Forest 79-66

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Eagles fall to 1-1 in ACC play

NCAA Basketball: Boston College at Wake Forest Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports

Up until the the 13:36 mark in the second half of Tuesday evening’s game between Boston College and Wake Forest, it appeared that the Eagles could have potentially picked up its second straight ACC win after snapping a long conference losing streak just two days before.

Then Wake Forest’s offense heated up, and Boston College’s offense couldn’t keep up.

Boston College fell to Wake Forest 79-66 after the Eagles were outscored 35-21 in the last 13:14 of Tuesday’s game.

During the first half of Tuesday’s game, the Eagles and Demon Deacons played in a back and forth matchup, with neither team leading by more than five during the half.

In the second half, the back and forth nature of the game continued until the Demon Deacons went on a 15-3 run around the midpoint of the second half.

Compounding the problem for the Eagles were their struggles on offense. After shooting 61.5% from beyond the arc during Sunday’s rout of the Syracuse Orange, BC’s three-point shooting fell flat, going 5-for-30 (17%) from three point land Tuesday. Despite the struggles, the Eagles continued to shoot from beyond the arc throughout the second half. With their shooting not improving, the Demon Deacons were able to cruise to a 79-66 victory.

The Eagles travel to Durham, N.C. Saturday to take on the No. 8 Duke Blue Devils.