Boston College took a loss yesterday at South Bend, in a very winnable game for the Eagles. Notre Dame was 3-8 coming into this one, almost identical to BC’s 3-9. BC was just flat out outplayed throughout the entire game by Notre Dame.
BC started off slow, but Steffon Mitchell was able to knock down a couple threes surprisingly. He hasn’t been the best three point shooter this year, but was able to hit a couple to start the game. BC was down early, but was in the game really the whole way through the first half.
After losing the early lead, BC cut the deficit to as much as 1 point at certain points, when at other times being down by as much as 12 in the first half. Notre Dame finished the first half strong though, and ended the first half leading the Eagles, 42-32.
To start the second half, Notre Dame continued to play really well. Leading by as much as 14 to start the half. But an 8-0 run for BC to cut the deficit to 6, making the score 50-44, made it somewhat close. Notre Dame would only follow up with a three from Prentiss Hubb, and an 13-2 run that had the score sitting at 63-46.
Wynston Tabbs followed up with a three ball, and Jay Heath hit another three. The shots just kept falling, and BC went on a 13-2 run to make it a 65-59 game. But Notre Dame answered right back a 12-2 run of their own, to make it 77-61 with just under 5 minutes to go in the ballgame.
BC would hit a few shots to make it an 80-70 game with a minute to go, but not a single score in the last minute from either team, and the Eagles would fall to the Fighting Irish in the Holy War, 80-70.
Points: Steffon Mitchell (16)
Rebounds: Steffon Mitchell (13)
Assists: DeMarr Langford (6)
Blocks: CJ Felder (3)
Minutes: Steffon Mitchell (39)
Steffon Mitchell had an amazing game. By far BC’s best player yesterday, and most impressive player. Coach Christian said in the Post Game interview that BC didn’t have enough guys with Mitchell’s mentality, and that you need guys with the mentality he had to win on the road in the ACC.
BC will travel to Blacksburg on Wednesday, to take on No. 20 Virginia Tech.