The Eagles were led by Ky Bowman’s career-high 44 points, but also turned the ball over 19 times, and Jason Dunne hit three free throws to tie the game with four seconds left after being fouled on a 3-pointer as BC lost to Hartford 79-78 in overtime.
Over the course of the past eight days, Chris Herren Jr. has made his first two collegiate starts and logged a season-high 22 points—and to cap it all off, he was awarded a scholarship on Thursday afternoon.
The Eagles let Fairfield connect on 14 3-pointers, the product of slow rotations and miscommunication, but BC was able to overcome behind Chris Herren Jr. and Wynston Tabbs.
With Jordan Chatman and Steffon Mitchell unable to suit up, freshman guards Chris Herren Jr. and Wynston Tabbs turned out impressive performances to help BC top the Stags.
The Eagles briefly trailed in the second half, but the visiting Lions had no answer for the overwhelming duo of Nik Popovic and Ky Bowman, who combined for 46 points and 24 rebounds.
Despite a 28-point effort from Jordan Chatman, the Eagles faltered at home in overtime to former Big East rival Providence, conceding 100 points in the setback.
Jordan Chatman poured in a season-high 28 points for the Eagles, but the Friars’ A.J. Reeves answered with 24 of his own, including the game-tying 3-pointer with two seconds left to send the contest to overtime, as Providence beat BC.
Wynston Tabbs led all scorers with 17 points, and the Eagles had a strong second-half defensive effort to beat the Gophers by double digits on Monday night.
With a chance to win the Fort Myers Tipoff tournament, BC takes on a fellow Jesuit school in Loyola Chicago—a team who made an improbable run to the Final Four last season.
Bowman finished the game with 38 points on 14-of-22 shooting, and Johncarlos Reyes chipped in with 15 points as the Eagles outscored the Cowboys 17-10 in the final four minutes and pulled out an 88-76 win.