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No. 16 Miami sees offense catch fire in win vs. Boston College

Jan 11, 2023; Coral Gables, Florida, USA; Boston College Eagles forward CJ Penha Jr. (24) shoots the ball against Miami Hurricanes forward Anthony Walker (1) during the first half at Watsco Center. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

Isaiah Wong scored a game-high 22 points as the 16th-ranked Miami Hurricanes defeated the visiting Boston College Eagles, 88-72, in an ACC game on Wednesday night.

Miami (14-2, 5-1) also got the seventh double-double of the season by Norchad Omier, who had 13 points and a game-high 13 rebounds. Jordan Miller added 19 points, six rebounds, five assists, three steals and one block.

Hurricanes reserve Harlond Beverly had his best game of the season with 15 points, five assists and two steals. He made 6-of-7 shots, including 2-of-2 on 3-pointers.

Wooga Poplar, who had seven of Miami’s first eight points, finished with 10.

The Hurricanes, who made just 5-of-32 3-pointers in their previous game against Georgia Tech, were hot from distance on Wednesday. Miami shot 12-for-18 on 3-pointers (66.7 percent).

Wong, who shot 1-for-11 overall and 0-for-8 on 3-pointers against Georgia Tech, reversed that trend. He shot 7-for-9 overall and 3-for-4 on 3-pointers on Wednesday.

Boston College (8-9, 2-4) lost to Miami for the fourth straight time. The Eagles were led by DeMarr Langford Jr.’s 20 points, including an emphatic fast-break dunk over Bensley Joseph. It was a season high in points for Langford, who added a game-high six assists.

Makai Ashton-Langford — DeMarr’s brother — added 19 points for the Eagles.

In the first half, the Hurricanes used 15-0 and 11-0 runs to take a 43-28 lead.

Omier was charged with two fouls in the first 83 seconds of the second half. The second foul — his third of the game — sent Omier to the bench and drew a technical on Miami coach Jim Larranaga. That led to a four-point Eagles possession, cutting Miami’s lead to 45-36.

With Omier out, the Eagles repeatedly drove the lane, forcing a Miami timeout with just a 52-46 advantage with 14:17 left.

Larranaga immediately brought Omier in, leading to a 5-0 Miami run.

Eagles coach Earl Grant was hit with a technical with 3:50 left, but by then it was too late for Boston College.

The Eagles shot 50.8 percent from the floor for the game, including 4-of-9 on 3-pointers. But Miami shot 60.4 from the floor to earn the win.

–Field Level Media