Boston College blitzes Louisville, 89-77, with impressive team effort

Boston College performed distinctive group basketball to drag out an 89-77 victory over Louisville on Tuesday evening at Conte Forum.

BC improved to 14-10 and 5-8 within the ACC and can host Miami on Saturday afternoon at 4. BC shot 57% from the ground with 11 three-point photographs, 28 rebounds and 21 assists with six gamers in double figures. BC outscored Louisville 50-30 within the second half.

Guard Claudell Harris paced BC with 20 factors and 4 treys, whereas huge males Quinten Post and Devin McGlockton mixed for 36 factors and 11 rebounds. Forward Brandon Huntley-Hatfield led the Cardinals with 20 factors and 9 boards.

“We were helping each other get good open shots and turning down a good shot to make a great shot,” stated BC coach Earl Grant. “We were just really connected in terms of working together to get shots and score.”

Down by eight on the half, BC tied the sport 54-54 on consecutive treys by Post and Harris into the primary media timeout. BC took its first lead of the half, 56-54, on a floater within the paint with 14:21 to play. BC prolonged the run and took a 62-55 lead on a pull up jumper by Harris with 12:19 to play.

“I definitely feel confident taking the shots,” stated Harris. “My teammates have confidence in me and they find me. When we do need big shots and time is running down the coaches trust me to make shots like that.”

BC took benefit of a flagrant foul and factors off turnover to take a 68-55, prompting Cardinals’ coach Kenny Payne to name timeout. Guard Donald Hand got here off the bench and scored eight straight factors to offer BC 74-62 lead into the third media timeout.

Louisville minimize the result in 76-70 on a three-point play by Kaleb Glenn and two from the road by Tre White with 5:08 to play. Harris busted the run with a 3-ball, however Louisville continued to press and assault the paint. BC closed it on consecutive 3-pointers by Mason Madsen and Harris that made it 87-73 with 55 seconds on the clock.