Wake Forest vs Boston College

Wake Forest 71, Boston College 56

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BOSTON (AP) - Travis McKie scored 20 points and grabbed 10 rebounds, and C. J. Harris had 15 points to lead Wake Forest to a 71-56 win over Boston College on Saturday.

Ty Walker added 11 rebounds, six blocks and six points for the Demon Deacons (11-8, 2-3 Atlantic Coast Conference), who snapped a three-game losing streak.

Ryan Anderson paced Boston College (7-12, 2-3) with 13 points and Lonnie Jackson had 12. The Eagles have dropped two straight.

Wake Forest had lost its last two league games by double digits - getting beat by 36 points against North Carolina State last Saturday and by 18 at No. 4 Duke on Thursday.

The Demon Deacons looked ready from the start against Boston College, pulling to a 13-point lead late the first half. They saw it sliced to three twice in the opening five minutes of the second half before they took charge with a 12-2 spurt to open a 52-40 edge.

McKie had the first two baskets of the spree and capped it with a 3 from the left wing with 8:59 to play.

The Eagles closed the margin to nine points four times over the next 6 minutes, but Wake Forest scored seven straight points to make it 69-52 on McKie's jumper with 2:35 left.

The Demon Deacons led by eight at the half, but BC scored nine of the first 13 points, narrowing it to 38-35 on Lonnie Jackson's jumper from the top of the key with 15:24 to play.

In the first half, Wake Forest controlled play in the lane early, getting a number of easy looks to open a 15-7 edge on Carson Desrosiers' jam 7:12 into the game.

The Eagles closed the gap to five before Demon Deacons went on an 11-3 run over a 4:43 stretch, pulling to a 31-20 lead on Walkers' foul-line jumper. BC then scored eight of the final 11 points, closing it to 34-26 at halftime.

The Eagles shot just 28.6 percent in the first half (8 of 28) and missed 10 of 11 from beyond the 3-point line.

BC reserve guard John Cahill missed the game with a shoulder injury. He's expected to be out another week.

The Eagles beat Wake Forest twice in four days last year - the regular season finale and in the opening round of the ACC tourney.

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Scoreboard
Wake Forest (11-8) «343771
Boston College (7-12)263056

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Wake Forest Demon Deacons
T. McKie, F389-181-1101120
N. Mescheriakov, F183-60-02146
T. Walker, C242-52-211136
T. Chennault, G383-83-62629
C. Harris, G344-127-835315
C. Fischer294-72-310213
C. Desrosiers161-30-08102
D. Green30-00-00020
R. Keenan00-00-00000
Totals 26-5915-2042151771
 44.1%75% 
Boston College Eagles
R. Anderson, F264-115-7110113
D. Clifford, C303-92-44348
J. Daniels, G284-102-215312
L. Jackson, G282-75-532310
M. Humphrey, G263-80-04027
G. Moton230-20-02120
P. Heckmann183-70-03026
E. Odio80-20-04010
D. Rubin80-30-00000
K. Caudill50-20-02100
Totals 19-6114-1837121856
 31.1%77.8% 
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TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
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Miami (Fla.)10-821-1242
Syracuse10-819-1584
Wake Forest9-919-1439
Georgia Tech8-1021-16106
Clemson6-1217-1668
Pittsburgh4-1416-1774
NC State4-1415-17141
Boston College2-169-23219
 
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