Miami basketball embarrassed by barrage of threes in loss at Boston College

Feb 17, 2019; Chestnut Hill, MA, USA; Mandatory Credit: Paul Rutherford-USA TODAY Sports
Feb 17, 2019; Chestnut Hill, MA, USA; Mandatory Credit: Paul Rutherford-USA TODAY Sports /

Boston College was one off their school record making 18 three-point shots and buried the Miami basketball team 84-62 on Tuesday night in Chestnut Hill.

The Miami basketball team had an opportunity to build on their first ACC win of the season on Saturday at North Carolina State when they traveled to Boston College on Tuesday night. Buried 18 three-point field goals, which were one off the Eagles record, Miami was blown out and embarrassed 84-62.

Miami was without senior point guard Chris Lykes for the ninth straight game and his classmate and backcourt mate, Kameron McGusty for the sixth time in the last seven outings. Being shorthanded has continued to seem to be the way of life for the Miami basketball team over the past three seasons.

The Hurricanes were also without backup center-forward Deng Gak on Tuesday and Seniors, center Rodney Miller and Sam Waardenburg are out for the season. Miami used an eight-man rotation against Boston College that included former walk-on, Willie Herenton. The Hurricanes were abysmal offensively.

Miami entered the game against Boston College, 322nd nationally making 28 percent of their three-point field goal attempts. The Hurricanes were much worse than that against the Eagles. Miami made 2-16 three-point field goal attempts. Miami did manage good balance with four players in double figures.

Nysier Brooks and Elijah Olaniyi led Miami with 14 each, freshman Earl Timberlake had 12 and Harlond Beverly had 10. Sophomore Isaiah Wong had his second subpar performance in the last three games with six points on 3-9 from the floor. Wong missed all five of his three-point shots.

Miami seems to play as well as Wong without McGusty and Lykes. Wong cannot be expected to carry the Hurricanes on every game basis. Opponents have figured out if they stop McGusty Miami struggles offensively. Boston College led for all but 2:02. The Eagles regained the lead three minutes in and never trailed after that.

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Rich Kelly led Boston College with 27 points and made seven of his 12 three-point attempts. Jay Heath had 25 points on 5-9 from three and added seven rebounds. Boston College gets its first ACC win in six tries. Miami drops to 1-5 with the loss. Notre Dame and Wake Forest remain winless in the ACC.