March 1, 2014
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By Ben Helms, WakeForestSports.com
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Devin Thomas and Travis McKie scored 18 points apiece for Wake Forest, but Boston College rallied after relinquishing the lead in the second half to defeat the Demon Deacons 80-72 on Saturday at LJVM Coliseum.
Wake Forest (15-14, 5-11 ACC) had come back from a six-point halftime deficit to go in front midway through the second half, but Boston College (8-21, 4-12 ACC) responded by scoring on its next seven possessions to build its lead back to double digits.
The Demon Deacons had the ball down four points with four minutes left but missed three consecutive field goals, allowing the Eagles to put the game away.
After falling behind by 30-24 at the half, Wake Forest mounted a 14-5 run left to take a 42-40 lead with 13:51 to go. The Eagles then responded with a 16-3 run to go back in front and they led the rest of the way.
By the Numbers
- Wake Forest had its second-best game of the season from the free throw line, converting 26-of-32 attempts (81.3 percent).
- Thomas scored 12 of his 18 points from the free throw line, sinking 12 of 16 free throw attempts - a career-high for both makes and attempts for the sophomore forward.
- Senior Travis McKie racked up 18 points and pulled down four rebounds.
- Four of five Deacon starters had double figure scoring days. In addition to McKie and Thomas, Coron Williams contributed 13 and Codi Miller-McIntyre had 10.
- Boston College's Ryan Anderson led all scorers with 24 points, which included a 14-of-16 free throw shooting performance.
- Boston College attempted 42 free throw attempts, making 32 of them. Both totals were a high for a Wake Forest opponent this season.
- The Boston College's bench outscored Wake Forest's 23-10, thanks in part to 12 points from Lonnie Jackson.
- Arnaud William Adala Moto was forced to leave the game after a knee injury in the first half, but he returned to play 11 minutes in the second half. Adala Moto finished with three points and three rebounds.
- Both teams experienced foul trouble in the second half. Wake Forest racked up 25 fouls while Boston College was whistled for 23 in a tightly officiated game. Eddie Odio fouled out for the Eagles, and Tyler Cavanaugh fouled out for the Demon Deacons
Wake Forest will play its final home game of the season against No. 6 Duke at 7:00 pm on Wednesday at Joel Coliseum. The game will be broadcast nationally on ESPN2 and can be heard on the Wake Forest IMG Sports Radio Network.