Miami basketball gets 5 in double figures defeating Boston College

Jan 11, 2023; Coral Gables, Florida, USA; Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports
Jan 11, 2023; Coral Gables, Florida, USA; Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports /

The Miami basketball team had five players score in double figures and the Hurricanes pulled away in the second half for an 88-72 win over Boston College at the Watsco Center on Wednesday night. Miami avoided losing its second straight game for the first time this season.

The Miami offense was exceptional against Boston College. Miami shot 60.4 percent from the floor, made 12 of their 18 three-point attempts and 12 of 15 from the free throw line in the win over Boston College. Isaiah Wong led Miami with 22 points, Jordan Miller scored 19 and Harlond Beverly scored 15 off the bench.

Miami led for 35:27 and trailed for only 3:02. The Hurricanes used 15-0 and 11-0 runs in the first half to take a 43-28 halftime lead. Boston College began the second half by outscoring Miami 18-9 to cut their deficit to 52-46. Miami led by as many as 21 points before Boston College made a three-point shot at the buzzer.

Harlond Beverly scored his highest point total in three years with 15 points on 6-7 from the floor, made his only three-point attempt and free throw off the bench. Beverly added five assists and two steals. Norchad Omier had his seventh double-double this season and only his second in ACC play with 13 points and 13 rebounds.

Wooga Poplar who scored seven of the first Miami points of the game was the other Hurricane in double figures finishing with 10 points. DeMarr Langford led Boston College with 20 points and his brother Makai Ashton-Langford scored 19. Boston College shot 50.8 percent from the floor and was 4-9 on three-point attempts.

The Miami basketball team will continue a busy week when they play at North Carolina State on Saturday. The Hurricanes return home on Monday to host Syracuse. Miami improved to 14-2 overall and 5-1 in the ACC. The Hurricanes are all alone in second place in the ACC a half-game behind 5-0, first place Clemson.

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Following the game versus Syracuse, Miami will play road games at Duke, Florida State and Pittsburgh before returning home to host Virginia Tech on January 31 to finish the month. The Hurricanes will finish the season with five of its last seven games at the Watsco Center, including four home games in February.