MBB Plays at Boston College Sunday
February 17, 2019 | 6 p.m. | ESPNU
Conte Forum | Chestnut Hill, Mass.
Miami (11-13, 3-9 ACC) at Boston College (12-11, 3-8 ACC)
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CORAL GABLES, Fla. – The University of Miami men’s basketball team travels to Boston College Sunday for a 6 p.m. game at Conte Forum in Chestnut Hill, Mass. ESPNU has the television broadcast.
The broadcast also streams online via the WatchESPN app. The Canes’ radio broadcast airs on WQAM 560-AM and also streams on HurricaneSports.com, Radio.com and the TuneIn app.
Things To Know
• Since a career-low one-point outing against Florida State on Jan. 27, Chris Lykes is averaging 18.8 ppg in the last five games.
• Lykes is eighth in the ACC in overall scoring (17.1) and seventh in conference play (17.6 ppg).
• UM and BC each rallied from late second-half deficits in their respective wins in their matchups last season.
• UM has led in the second half in 19 of its 24 games this season.
• Five Miami players averaging at least 10.5 ppg apiece (Tennessee and Kansas are the only other power conference teams with five scorers of 10.5 or more).
• Of Miami’s first 12 ACC games, nine of the foes are currently ranked or were ranked at the time (next three are not ranked).
• Zach Johnson is one of 16 players nationally with 1,500 career points and 350 assists.
• Dejan Vasiljevic has moved into eighth place in career 3-pointers at Miami (181).
• As a team Miami ranks ninth nationally in fewest fouls per game (14.4).
Miami (11-13, 3-9 ACC) used a last-second jumper by Johnson to pull out a 65-64 home win over Clemson on Wednesday evening. Vasiljevic led the Hurricanes with a career-high 22 points, including five 3-pointers. Lykes added 21 points as he hit the 20-point mark for the ninth time this season.
Lykes leads the Hurricanes in scoring at 17.1 ppg, while Johnson (12.8), Lawrence II (11.7), Vasiljevic (11.5) and Ebuka Izundu (10.7) each are averaging in double figures this season. As a team the Canes are scoring 72.8 ppg this year and giving up 70.6 ppg.
Boston College (12-11, 3-8) topped Pitt, 66-57, Tuesday night in Chestnut Hill, as the Eagles held Pitt to 29 percent field-goal shooting. Senior guard Ky Bowman leads the team in scoring (20.0), rebounding (7.8) and assists (3.7), while Wynston Tabbs (13.9), Jordan Chatman (13.7) and Nik Popovic (13.6) also are scoring in double figures. As a team, BC is scoring 72.1 ppg and giving up 72.3 ppg.
Boston College holds a 25-24 edge in the all-time series with Miami, although the Hurricanes own a 16-9 advantage since the programs joined the ACC (11-1 under Jim Larrañaga).
Five of the last six meetings have been determined by four points or fewer, including both games last year. Boston College snapped Miami’s 12-game winning streak in the series on Feb. 10, 2018, with a 72-70 comeback win in Chestnut Hill. UM returned the favor with a furious second-half comeback in Coral Gables, punctuated by Lonnie Walker’s go-ahead 3-pointer with 2.4 seconds remaining, in a 79-78 win two weeks later on Feb. 24.
Miami has a midweek bye in the schedule next week and returns to action next Saturday (Feb. 23) when it plays host to Georgia Tech in a 2 p.m. game at the Watsco Center. The ACC’s Regional Sports Networks have the broadcast.
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