Wong scores 21 as Miami rolls past Boston College 85-58

Chase for the Championship

Miami guard Harlond Beverly (5) drives to the basket as Boston College forward Kamari Williams defends during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game, Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020, in Coral Gables, Fla. Miami won 85-58. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) — Isaiah Wong scored 21 points as Miami snapped a three-game losing streak, defeating Boston College 85-58 on Wednesday night.

The Hurricanes (12-12, 4-10 Atlantic Coast Conference) broke it open with a 24-2 run that began midway through the first half. Harlond Beverly scored seven points during the surge and Anthony Walker’s dunk with 3:55 remaining capped the spurt and gave Miami a 38-17 lead.

Chris Lykes finished with 16 points and Kameron McGusty scored 12 points for the Hurricanes, who had lost seven of their last eight. Rodney Miller was Miami’s fourth scorer in double figures with 11 points.

Miami maintained a double-digit advantage following its first-half run as Boston College (12-13, 6-8) got no closer than 55-42 on Derryck Thornton’s 3-point play with 10:06 remaining in the second half.

Kamari Williams scored 14 points for Boston College.

The Eagles shot 1-of-11 from the field as Miami built its 21-point lead but closed the first half with unanswered points on Kamari Williams’ dunk and Nic Popovic’s two jumpers.

BIG PICTURE

Boston College: A stretch of four of the next five games at Conte Forum will provide the Eagles an opportunity to improve on their home fortunes. Boston College is 7-7 at home, including 3-3 in the ACC.

Miami: Forward Sam Waardenburg’s undisclosed injury sustained in practice Tuesday sidelined him against Boston College and extended the Hurricanes’ string of games without their nine-player rotation. Miami last used its full complement of scholarship players in a 95-62 home loss to Duke on Jan. 4.

UP NEXT

Boston College: The Eagles return home to face North Carolina State on Sunday.

Miami: The Hurricanes conclude their two-game homestand against Wake Forest on Saturday.

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