Miami basketball hosts Boston College in final home game: Game info

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The Miami basketball team hosts Boston College in its final home game of the 2020-21 season on Friday night. Miami lost to Boston College 84-62 in Chesnut Hill in January. The Eagles made 18 of their 35 three-point attempts in the demolition of the Hurricanes. Miami has lost six straight games and 10 of its last 11.

Isaiah Wong is having an outstanding season for shorthanded Miami. Wong averages 17.43 points per game which is fifth in the ACC. Boston College limited Wong to six points on 3-9 from the floor and 0-5 on three-point attempts in January. Three of the five starters for Miami against BC in January won’t play on Friday.

Freshman forward Matt Cross was dismissed from the Miami basketball team shortly after the loss to BC and has since transferred to Louisville. Freshman wing Earl Timberlake and sophomore guard Harlond Beverly are out for the season with injuries. Miami is down to six scholarship players for the remainder of the season.

The Miami basketball team obviously have to do a better job defending the three-point line against the Eagles on Friday than they did in the first meeting. BC leads the ACC in three-point attempts and makes, but is just ninth in percentage. Miami is 14th in the ACC shooting and defending three-point shots.

"GAME 24 | MARCH 5, 2021 • 6:00 P.M. ET • CORAL GABLES, FLA.Boston College (4-14, 2-10 ACC)Interim Head Coach: Scott Spinelli (Boston University, 1989)Record at BC: 1-1 (first season, seventh on staff), Career Record: 1-1 (first season)Miami Hurricanes (7-16, 3-15 ACC)Head Coach: Jim Larrañaga (Providence, 1971)Record at UM: 197-129 (10th season), Career Record: 667-463 (37th season)SERIES HISTORYAll-Time: 25-27 (24-27 since rebirth) | Home: 14-11 | Away: 10-14 | Neutral: 1-2 | Coach L: 12-3 (12-3 at UM)Streak: Lost 1 | Last Meeting: 84-62 road loss (Feb. 12, 2020) | First Meeting: 72-69 road win (Dec. 4, 1962)Courtesy MiamiHurricanes.Com"

Boston College has won three of the last five games against Miami. Before that streak, the Hurricanes has won 12 straight against the Eagles to make the all-time series competitive. Miami has played much better at home this season with six of their seven victories coming at the Watsco Center.

The Hurricanes are 6-9 in Coral Gables this season. Miami has its two biggest wins in 2020-21 at home, over Louisville in January and Duke in February. The game against Boston College will decide seeding in the ACC Tournament with the loser finishing in last place in the conference during the regular season.

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Miami can move as high as 13th in the ACC with a victory and Wake Forest loss this season. The Hurricanes will play their first game in the ACC Tournament on Tuesday in Greensboro. Miami will play Pittsburgh or Notre Dame with a win over Boston College. A loss to the Eagles and Miami would play one of five teams.