Ky Bowman went off for a career-high 38 points in a win over the Cowboys in the Fort Myers Tipoff Tournament, but the Eagles once again struggled to keep their opponent from hanging around.
Although the Eagles shot 45.7 percent from the field and knocked down eight 3-pointers, they were outrebounded, 40-28, and outhustled for the vast majority of the second half.
Coming off a season-opening victory, the Eagles will kick off the Fort Myers Tip-Off with a home game against St. Francis Brooklyn, a Northeast Conference opponent that BC hasn’t played since the 2015-16 season.
The Eagles couldn’t hold on despite lights-out three point shooting in the first half, as the Seminoles took advantage of BC’s poor ball handling and discipline towards the game’s end.
Florida State guards Braian Angola and Trent Forrest combined for 33 points in the second half, putting an end to the Eagles’ 22-plus minute lead and, eventually, capping off a comeback to even the season series.
The Eagles pushed the tempo and used the dribble-drive to crack Syracuse’s trademarked 2-3 zone, freeing up shooters on what was a 48-percent day from the field, ultimately paving the way for BC’s first win in two weeks.
Nik Popovic had one of his best games of the year, while Jerome Robinson got his game back on track, but it was all for naught after one of the biggest end-game collapses in the Jim Christian Era.
BC shot 57 percent from the field and led by 14 points with under six minutes left, but proceeded to collapse toward the end of regulation, allowing the Hurricanes to pull off the unthinkable.
Behind Jerome Robinson’s 25 second-half points, BC pulled away from Pittsburgh in the second half to snap its 23-game ACC road losing streak and pick up its first win over the Panthers in 17 years.
Jerome Robinson single-handedly willed the Eagles back in the second half, but a weak supporting cast and consistent defensive breakdowns resulted in a 23rd-straight ACC road loss.