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Boston College Mounts Spectacular Comeback, Overpowers Georgia Tech 95-87 in Thrilling Clash


A strong fight but a lost in the end for Georgia Tech. Photo: Dez Barnes
A strong fight but a lost in the end for Georgia Tech. Photo: Dez Barnes

Charcoal jerseys adorned with maroon and gold trim set the stage for an unforgettable showdown. The Boston College men's basketball team orchestrated a remarkable comeback, securing a resilient 95-87 triumph over the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets. While facing a daunting challenge, BC displayed grit and determination, storming back in the second half, spearheaded by stellar performances from Devin McGlockton and Claudell Harris.


The opening moments witnessed a back-and-forth battle as Devin McGlockton's sharpshooting three-pointer from the left wing announced Boston College's arrival. However, the Yellow Jackets quickly retaliated, seizing their first lead with powerful dunks and layups. Quinten Post's jumper momentarily swung the advantage back to the Eagles, and McGlockton's second three-pointer established a 13-7 lead.


McGlockton's impact intensified with two successful free throws, amassing eight points within five minutes. Georgia Tech's Baye Ndongo responded with a fadeaway jumper, keeping the score tight at 15-9. As the first half unfolded, McGlockton hit a layup, becoming the first double-digit scorer, and BC held a 19-16 lead.

Officiating was questionable towards the end of the game but it was not the factor for the lost. Photo: Dez Barnes
Officiating was questionable towards the end of the game but it was not the factor for the lost. Photo: Dez Barnes

A flurry of threes from Georgia Tech swung the momentum, resulting in a 22-21 lead for the Yellow Jackets. Despite BC's efforts, Georgia Tech's hot shooting extended their lead to seven, prompting a timeout from Coach Earl Grant. Claudell Harris and Quinten Post tried to rally the Eagles, but Georgia Tech's three-point barrage, including a late 11-0 run, gave them a substantial 51-38 lead at halftime.


The halftime analysis spotlighted Georgia Tech's remarkable three-point shooting, hitting an impressive 50% from beyond the arc. Their 57.1% field goal accuracy and the late scoring surge propelled them to a commanding 13-point lead. Boston College, shooting at 45.4%, struggled to match the Yellow Jackets' three-point efficiency, making only five of 13 attempts. The duo of Post and McGlockton carried the scoring load, combining for over half of BC's points.


The second half witnessed Georgia Tech maintaining their momentum, initially hitting another three. However, BC's resurgence began with free throws and a driving layup by Prince Aligbe. McGlockton's layups and Harris's stellar play brought BC within striking distance, trailing 54-46 with 16:49 left.

Claudell Harris ignited the comeback, converting an and-one after a three-pointer, closing the gap further. Aligbe's three-pointer made it 56-53, and a back-and-forth ensued. Donald Hand's crucial three-pointer trimmed the deficit to 63-60 with 11:30 remaining.


A timeout sparked BC's resurgence as Harris's corner three tied the game, and McGlockton's layup gave them a 67-66 lead. Chas Kelly contributed with a jumper and a three, extending BC's lead to 74-68. Georgia Tech countered, closing the gap, and a steal resulted in a dunk, tying the game at 76.


Tech was up at halftime but failed to convert a win. Photo: Dez Barnes
Tech was up at halftime but failed to convert a win. Photo: Dez Barnes

Harris responded with a pull-up three, tying the game again with 3:54 left. McGlockton's three-pointer propelled BC to an 82-79 lead. Technical fouls against Georgia Tech further fueled BC's run, with Harris sinking crucial free throws. The Eagles secured an 86-79 lead with 2:50 left, sealing the victory as Harris continued to shine.


Devin McGlockton's sensational 30-point performance and Claudell Harris's 26 points propelled BC to an inspiring comeback. Quinten Post's 15 points and seven assists were crucial in this resilient win. Despite a 16-point deficit, Boston College's poise and determination resulted in a monumental victory, marking their first conference win.


The Eagles, riding high on this comeback triumph, will face a formidable Syracuse team on Wednesday night, aiming to enhance their ACC record to 2-2. This victory is a testament to Boston College's resilience and sets the stage for an exciting journey in the conference play.









This is Dez Barnes of Pretty Girls Love Sports, a journalist on the MTMV Sports platform. She is a retired US Army veteran, professional cheerleader, pet mom, and avid sports lover. Feel free to follow her writings as she dives into the latest sports news! You can find her on all social media channels @PGLOVESPORTS.

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