Weekend Review: Hockey Sweeps UNH; Basketball Implodes Against ‘Canes

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Sunday: Eagles basketball falls to Miami, 76-54

Boston College men’s basketball played about 33 good minutes. The problem, of course, is that the game is 40.

On Sunday afternoon, the Miami Hurricanes defeated Boston College, 76-54. The Eagles have fallen to 7-14 (2-5) on the season.

One who looks at the final score would believe this game was a rout from start to finish, but those who watched know better. As a matter of fact, the game was tied, 49-49, with seven minutes to go. From then on, the Eagles just seemed to completely shut off, getting outscored 27-5 in the final seven minutes of the game.

This spectacular implosion wiped out the hard work they put in for the majority of the game, where BC was playing well and looked as though they had a legitimate chance to win. Had they played the last seven the way they played the first 33, they very well might have won, but alas, they did not.

Eagles fans saw quite a few good things from this game — two in particular are Gabe Moton’s continuing development into a contributing player and Matt Humphrey doing somewhat better today with his shooting — but the end of the game was a complete disaster.

There was no Patrick Heckmann in this game, and there will not be for some time, as we learned today that he has mononucleosis (amongst several injuries) and will be out until March. The injuries could explain his poor performance as of late.

BC’s next game is on Wednesday night at home against NC State.