Boston College 66, Wake Forest 63

Wake Forest can’t solve road woes against Boston College

Associated PressFebruary 14, 2013 

— Joe Rahon hit two free throws with seven seconds left to cap an 8-0 run in the closing two minutes that lifted Boston College to an improbable 66-63 win against Wake Forest on Wednesday night, extending the Deacons’ ACC road woes.

Patrick Heckmann led the Eagles (11-13, 3-8) with 14 points. Ryan Anderson and Rahon each finished with 12.

C.J. Harris scored 23 points for Wake Forest, including a pair of late baskets that seemed to set up the Deacons for their first conference road win of the season and just their second in 23 games under third-year coach Jeff Bzdelik.

Instead, the Eagles pulled out only the second win in their past nine games.

Travis McKie had 11 points for the Deacons (11-13, 4-8), whose last ACC road victory came against Boston College, 71-56 last Jan. 21.

They beat the Eagles 75-72 at home on Jan. 12 behind a career-best 29 points from Harris.

Wake Forest led by seven with two minutes, 12 seconds to play in this one, but Boston College scored the next six points, closing within one with 33 seconds left.

After a five-seconds’ call when the Deacons failed to inbound the ball, Rahon drove the lane and was fouled before calmly nailing both.

Harris was then called for traveling and Wake Forest was forced to foul Lonnie Jackson, who hit two free throws with two seconds left.

A long inbounds pass was batted away as the horn sounded.

Devin Thomas nailed a post-up turnaround over Heckmann and was fouled, converting the free throw to move Wake Forest ahead 59-56 with 4:40 to play. After a Boston College miss on the other end, Harris nailed a jumper from the left wing, pushing the Deacons ahead by five with just under four minutes left.

A couple of possessions later, Harris split a pair of Boston College defenders and drove the lane for a layup, making it 63-56 with 2:12 to play.

The Eagles went nearly 5 minutes without a point before Olivier Hanlan had two free throws, Eddie Odio a dunk and Hanlan was credited with a basket on a goaltending call, closing it to 63-62 with 33 seconds left.

The Deacons led by one at halftime and pushed it to 46-40 on Harris’ two free throws just under four minutes into the second half.

The Deacons had lost five of their past six conference road contests by 16 or more points. The other was a one-point setback at Virginia Tech on Jan. 19.

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