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Postgame Reactions: Boston College falls to Nebraska 71-62

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NCAA Basketball: Notre Dame at Boston College Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports

Boston College fell 71 to 62 to the Nebraska Cornhuskers tonight, in a game where a loss is the least of Jim Christian’s concerns. No, the second straight loss for the Eagles is nothing compared to the potential loss of graduate transfer Deontae Hawkins for who knows how much time. Early in the first half, Hawkins drove across the lane and elevated. He came down awkwardly on his right knee and lost the ball, lying on the ground as play continued down the court. He would walk to the locker room under his own power and return on crutches, not to return for the remainder of the game.

Other than that, the night can be summed up as the Huskers hit their shots while the Eagles did not. BC shot 42% from the field and a measly 18% from three. Nebraska, on the other hand, opened up red hot from three and ended the night on 47% from downtown. Just a bit worse than their 49% overall. Jerome Robinson may have led all scorers with 17, but it’s hard to win when your starting five is 3/14 from deep.

The Eagles will hope to hear positive news on Deontae in the coming days. His presence will be missed against Hartford this Saturday, but there’s little hope for the Eagles against Duke in a week and a half without his skill in the lineup.