So close, yet so far.
The Boston College Eagles dropped a heartbreaker on the road yesterday to the Florida State Seminoles, 69-66, as sophomore Ryan Anderson’s potential game-tying three clanged off the front of the rim as time expired.
Anderson finished the game with 10 points and 11 rebounds to record his seventh double-double of the year, while freshman Olivier Hanlan led the Eagles with 19 points, including three three-pointers.
BC, trailing by five at the half at 31-26, fell behind by as many as 12 in the first half. But the Eagles came all the way back to take a brief three-point lead early in the second half.
Michael Snaer again showed why many feel he’s one of the best players in the Atlantic Coast Conference. The senior guard led the Seminoles with 21 points on a very efficient 8-of-10 from the field and was also perfect from the free-throw line, hitting all four attempts. Snaer grabbed six rebounds as well.
Okaro White chipped in 13 points and collected eight boards for FSU, while Devon Bookert handed out eight assists on the afternoon.
Patrick Heckmann scored 10 points for BC in the loss.
The Eagles dropped to 11-14 on the season and 3-9 in conference play. They are one game ahead of Virginia Tech for last place in the league.
Despite the losing record, the young Eagles are improving. Six of their ACC losses have been by five points or less, and their last three losses have been by three points or less.
BC returns to action on Tuesday night when it hosts the Maryland Terrapins. The Eagles will look for revenge against the Terps, as they dropped a 64-59 decision earlier this year.