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It wasn’t over before it started, but it was soon there after.
For the entire 40 minutes of Saturday’s game, Maryland had the upper hand against Boston College. When the final buzzer sounded the Terrapins squashed the Eagles 73-57. The loss is the third straight conference game in which the Eagles have allowed their opponents to score in the 70s while BC has only managed to score in the 50s.
What’s worse about the most recent defeat is this one came in Conte Forum in front of more than 8,000 faithful. The Eagles have now lost five of six, the one win coming against the New Jersey Institute of Technology (if that even counts). It’s even worse within the ACC. Yes Boston College dropped to 10-8 overall but it owns a league worst 1-3 record in the conference. The 10 wins are tied with Virginia for the lowest total in the conference, but the Cavaliers are a perfect 2-0 in the ACC.
Maryland opened an 18 point first half lead, but BC was able to cut it to 10 heading into the half. The Terrapins wouldn’t be denied of a dominant performance. Gary Williams’ bunch came out of the locker room jumping all over the Eagles with a 8-2 run.
With 3:21 remaining the lead ballooned to a game high 25.
Corey Raji led the way for BC with 14 but Maryland had an answer finishing with four players scoring at least 13 points. Greivis Vazquez finished with a game high 17 and nine assists.
The Eagles will have an opportunity to snap their three game losing streak Tuesday against Miami. BC has already beaten the Hurricanes this season.
Greivis Vasquez: Topped all scorers with 17 and also had a game high nine assists.
Biko Paris: For the second time this year, the captain failed to score a point and had more turnovers than assists for the third consecutive game.
3:21 : Adrian Bowie converts the three-point play by sinking his free throw which put Maryland up 25 and clinched the game for the Terrapins.
21 : The number of points the Terrapins cashed in off of BC turnovers.
Points in the Paint: BC scored a total of 10 points in the paint during Saturday’s contest against Maryland. The Eagles have now scored just 20 total points in the paint the last game and half after putting put 24 in the paint in the first half against Duke.