BC falls to Maryland in yet another close contest

Boston College (9-9, 1-4 ACC) lost its fourth ACC game of the season, falling to the Maryland Terrapins (15-4, 3-3 ACC) 64-59. This was the Eagles' third loss in a row, all of which have been by five points or less.

Ryan Anderson was the top performer for the Eagles, recording 19 points and seven rebounds on the night. Olivier Hanlan added 18 points, seven rebounds, and five assists in 38 minutes of play, continuing his strong overall play in the month of January.

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Center Alex Len was vital to the Terrapins’ victory, recording 16 points and 13 rebounds on the night. Guard-Forward Jake Lyman was also a key contributor for Maryland with 15 points and five rebounds. Sophomore guard Dez Wells had eight assists, and Nick Faust had 11 points and seven rebounds in 28 minutes of play.

Late-game situations continue to be the Achilles’ heel of the Eagles and last night was no exception. Boston College failed to score from the field for nearly four minutes with five minutes to play in the second half, allowing Maryland to maintain its slim lead until the final buzzer.

Free throws also continue to haunt the Eagles’ chances of winning close games. Boston College went 10-17 from the line against Maryland for a 58.8 percent free throw percentage. The Eagles'  now sit at 70.6 percent from the line on the season, a decent number that will have to improve if they expect to pull out close victories this year.

The Eagles’ next game is on Saturday when they travel to Charlottesville to take on the Virginia Cavaliers (12-5, 2-2 ACC) at 8 PM.

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