Prepare yourselves, the Boston College Eagles are on a winning streak. They beat Georgia Tech on Wednesday night by a final score of 56-52 to close out their home dates for the season. It was their first win after losing four straight.
The Yellow Jackets struggled from the three-point line, hitting just four of 18 attempts. Boston College also managed to stay out of foul trouble, letting Tech go to the line just four times.
Boston College shot 42.2 percent from the field, besting Georgia Tech’s 37.7 percent. Junior guard Matt Humphrey led the Eagles with 13 points. Only other Boston College player managed to tally double figures for scoring, Ryan Anderson working off the bench.
This has been a disappointing season for the Eagles, who own a 9-20 record with one game left to play. The win also moves them to 4-11 in the ACC. They will battle to stay out of last place in the ACC, one year removed from a fourth place finish in the conference and a 21-13 overall record.
The Eagles travel to Miami on Saturday for an afternoon game against the Hurricanes.
Boston College has a chance to see Miami again in the first round of the ACC tournament, which starts on March 8. The Eagles will have either the 11th or 12th seed in the tournament.
The Eagles dominated the first half of their final home game of the regular season. BC shot 50% from the field for the half and was 5-11 from behind the arc. Georgia Tech was held to just 37% shooting and made only one of their seven three-point attempts. After trailing 12-7 with 14:31 to play, the Eagles' defense put the clamps on the Yellow Jackets' offense. BC went on a 21-2 run before Georgia Tech scored again with 5:38 to play.
BC's Matt Humphrey led all scorers with 13 points at the half. Humphrey also had a rebound, a steal and three assists. Ryan Anderson led chipped in eight points and four boards for the Eagles. Daniel Miller and Mfon Udofia led Georgia Tech with seven points apiece at the break.
Dennis Clifford and the Boston College Eagles (8-20, 3-11 ACC) face the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets (10-18, 3-11 ACC) in a battle to avoid the ACC basement in the home finale Wednesday at Conte Forum (ACC Network/WRKO).