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Miami Falls to Boston College, 67-57

Miami Falls to Boston College, 67-57

CORAL GABLES, Fla. – The University of Miami men’s basketball team’s (15-15, 6-13 ACC) dropped its final home game of the regular season on Wednesday, falling to the Boston College Eagles (16-14, 7-12 ACC), 67-57, at the Watsco Center.

Fourth-year junior Norchad Omier recorded his ACC-leading 15th double-double of the season, totaling 10 points and 13 rebounds in the game. Juniors Matthew Cleveland and Bensley Joseph joined Omier in double-figures with 13 and 10 points, respectively.

The Hurricanes connected on their first three 3-point attempts to take an early 9-4 lead, but the Eagles quickly responded with a 9-0 run to take their first advantage of the day, 13-9.

Freshman Michael Nwoko checked in at the 14:29 and made an immediate impact, scoring five points in 90 seconds to spark a 19-5 run for the Hurricanes. The Miami defense locked in for the final 10 minutes of the first half, holding the Eagles to a 3-of-11 effort from the field to take a 32-28 lead into halftime.

Boston College’s Mason Madsen came alive for the Eagles after the break, knocking down three 3-pointers in the first six minutes of the second half to put Boston College back on top, 46-40.

The Eagles extended their lead to as much as nine, 52-43, but Omier kept the Hurricanes in it, tallying seven points and eight rebounds in the second half to cut the deficit to four, 59-55, with 4:17 to play.

Ultimately, the Eagles outscored the Hurricanes, 6-2, in the final three minutes of action to leave with the 67-57 victory.

Miami heads to Tallahassee, Fla., on Saturday to take on the Florida State Seminoles in its final game of the regular season. Tipoff is set for 4 p.m. and the game will air on ESPN2.