Miami basketball doomed by another late game collapse in loss at BC

Boston College outscored the Miami basketball team 17-4 over the last five minutes in a 85-77 win on Saturday afternoon in Chestnut Hill.
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The Miami basketball team lost its fourth consecutive game on Saturday with another late-game collapse at Boston College. Miami led Boston College 73-68 with five minutes left. Boston College outscored Miami 17-4 in the final five minutes. It was the second straight collapse with five minutes left.

Boston College finished the game, making four of its last five field goal attempts. Miami went cold once again down the stretch. The Hurricanes made one of their last eight shots and had several critical late turnovers. Boston College made 28 of their 59 shots from the floor and 15 of 30 three-point attempts.

Miami finished the game shooting 27-51 from the floor and 13-26 on three-point attempts. Matthew Cleveland and Norchad Omier led Miami with 20 points each, Bensley Joseph had 13 and Wooga Poplar scored 12. Miami was outrebounded 37-27. BC had a 19 to 12 second-half rebounding advantage.

Mason Madsen led all scorers on Saturday with 25 points on 8-15 from the floor and 7-12 on threes. Quenten Post had 23 points. BC was 14 of 19 from the free throw line, while Miami made only 10 of its 17 attempts. Another advantage for BC was 15-6 in second-chance points. The 15 three-point shots were the most Miami has allowed this year.

Miami rallied in the first half after falling behind 18-7. Boston College and Miami were tied at 41 at halftime. Miami led for 9:11 before the Boston College run over the final five minutes. Boston College and Miami traded the lead before the Hurricanes took control with 12:11 left in the game.

Freshman Paul Djobet scored eight points and had three rebounds off the bench for Miami with Kyshawn George in foul trouble. George finished with no points on 0-5 from the floor, 0-3 three-point field goals, no rebounds, one assist and five fouls. It was the second straight game Miami received no points from a starter.

Next. Miami without Nijel Pack at BC, Wooga Poplar missed Fri practice. Miami without Nijel Pack at BC, Wooga Poplar missed Fri practice. dark

Nijel Pack, who missed the game on Saturday at Boston College, was scoreless at Clemson on Wednesday. Miami returns home for the first time in over a week when they host Duke on Wednesday. The Hurricanes are 15-11 overall and 6-9 in 12th place in the ACC, entering the final five games of the regular season.