Men's Basketball Defeats Wake Forest, 66-63
Feb. 13, 2013
CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. - Freshman Joe Rahon recorded 12 points and nine rebounds, and hit the go-ahead free throws with 7.6 seconds left to push Boston College past Wake Forest, 66-63, in Conte Forum on Wednesday night.
With the Eagles trailing 63-62, BC got the ball to Rahon who drew contact on his way to the basket. He made both of his free throws to put BC up, 64-63. After the defense forced a Wake Forest turnover, sophomore Lonnie Jackson knocked down two more with 2.5 seconds left to seal the win.
Rahon was one rebound shy of his first collegiate double-double and also had four assists. Sophomore Patrick Heckmann recorded 14 points, four steals and three assists and classmate Ryan Anderson scored 12 points.
Wake Forest built a 46-40 lead early in the second half, but Boston College went on a 12-4 run to claim a 52-50 edge with 8:50 remaining. Anderson and sophomore Eddie Odio each scored four points during the run.
With BC still holding a 56-54 lead, the Demon Deacons scored nine straight points to gain a 63-56 advantage - its largest of the game - with 2:13 to go. The Eagles then scored six consecutive points to pull within one, 63-62, with 33.1 seconds left. After BC forced a five-second call on inbounds with 28.3 on the clock, Rahon and Jackson made their free throws to cap a 10-0 run to close the game.
The Eagles used an early 15-4 run to grab a 17-6 lead just over six minutes into the game. Rahon made two 3-pointers during the stretch. The Demon Deacons responded with a 10-3 run to cut BC's edge to 20-16 with 10:49 left in the half.
After Heckmann connected on a 3-pointer, Wake Forest scored eight straight points to take its first lead, 24-23, with just under eight minutes to go in the opening half. BC then scored seven unanswered points to regain a 30-24 edge, but the Demon Deacons countered to take a 37-36 halftime lead.
C.J. Harris led Wake Forest (11-13, 4-8 ACC) with a game-high 23 points and Travis McKie scored 11.
Boston College (11-13, 3-8 ACC) plays next at Florida State on Saturday at noon (ACC Network).