Bowman 3-pointer lifts BC over Wake Forest
Ky Bowman connected on a 3-point shot over two defenders with 16 seconds left to lift Boston College to a 65-61 victory over Wake Forest on Saturday.
Frustrated most of the night by tight and doubleteaming defense, Bowman released the off-balance 3-pointer just before the shot clock expired.
Wake Forest had a final chance to tie, but Brandon Childress’ desperation 3-point attempt bounced off the backboard with eight seconds left. Boston College’s Jared Hamilton sealed the victory by hitting one foul shot with 4.7 seconds left.
Nik Popovic scored 21 points and grabbed 11 rebounds for the Eagles (11-7, 2-4 ACC). Jordan Chatman added 18, including a 3-pointer that tied the game at 61 with 2:24 left. Bowman scored 14 points but made only 6 of 15 shots.
Jaylen Hoard scored 22 points with 10 rebounds for the Deacons (8-11, 1-6 ACC). Childress, the Deacons’ leading scorer entering the game, had an off day, finishing with only eight points on 3-for-16 shooting and eight turnovers.
The Deacons fought back after falling into an 8-0 hole – the game’s biggest lead – in the first two minutes to take a 35-31 halftime lead behind Hoard, who scored 11 points and had two steals.