Often, bench players are an afterthought. But with Luke Maye’s game-winning shot in Sunday’s South Regional final, everyone was reminded how important a supporting cast really is.
Ky Bowman’s electrifying play in the back half of the season complemented Jerome Robinson and gave fans a sense of hope. Yet it wasn’t enough to right Christian’s rebuild. BC still sits at the bottom of the ACC.
Nearing the five-minute mark in the first half, Ky Bowman leapt to block to a Bryant Crawford shot. But the All-ACC Freshman fell awkwardly on his right leg. His season was finished, and effectively, so was the Eagles’.
BC entered halftime with a two-point lead over Virginia Tech on Saturday. Yet, once again, the Eagles let their intermission lead slide. The Hokies shot 75 percent from the field in the second half to top BC 91-75.
With Jamel Artis sidelined early in the first half, BC took command of Wednesday night’s game versus Pittsburgh. But it wouldn’t last long. Michael Young poured in 19 second-half points to give the Panthers the 83-72 edge.
Jordan Chatman couldn’t miss from downtown, but the Eagles suffered another ACC loss on the road, this time to Virginia Tech.
The Eagles will have to limit turnovers and win the rebounding battle if they want to win on the road at Miami on Wednesday night.
The Eagles gave UNC a run for its money on Saturday afternoon. Despite losing 90-82, BC snapped out of its recent offensive struggles, breaking the 80-point mark for the first time in two weeks.
An abundance of live-ball turnovers by the Eagles led to a 26-0 disparity in points off turnovers, one which they could never overcome in a loss to Virginia.
Averaging over 20 points in his last five games, Ky Bowman is aiming to leave BC’s ACC struggles back in 2016.