Miami Falls Short of Boston College at ACC Tournament

Miami Falls Short of Boston College at ACC Tournament

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The University of Miami men’s basketball team’s (15-17, 6-14 ACC) faced an 81-65 setback to the Boston College Eagles (18-14, 8-12 ACC) in the first round of the ACC Tournament at Capital One Arena in Washington, D.C.

“It’s been a very challenging season. I feel whatever strategy we had throughout the season didn’t materialize as the way to play our best basketball. Boston College was very, very good.

Fourth-year junior Norchad Omier recorded his 17th double-double of the season with 18 points and 13 rebounds, while fellow fourth-year junior Nijel Pack also tallied 18 points in his first game back from injury.

The teams traded 3-pointers to start the game before Boston College put together a 17-1 run to take a 16-point, 30-14, lead midway through the first half.

Pack totaled 11 points in the first half and helped cut the deficit to eight, 34-26, with 5:29 to play in the frame, but Boston College knocked down three 3-pointers in the final five minutes to lead, 47-32, at the halftime break.

The Hurricanes connected on four of their first six shots to open the second half and pulled to within 10, 56-46, at the first media timeout of the frame.

Miami continued to chip away at the Boston College lead but could never get closer than eight points and the Eagles used a 48 percent second-half shooting effort to clinch the victory.