WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP)Quinten Post scored 19 points and Makai Ashton-Langford’s scoop shot in the final seconds served as the game-winner and streaking Boston College beat Wake Forest 71-69 on Tuesday night.
Jaeden Zackery scored 18 points and Ashton-Langford scored 13 as the Eagles (15-15, 9-10 ACC) shot 51.8% (29 of 56) overall and 53.8% (7 of 13) from beyond the 3-point line.
Tyree Appleby scored 23 points, distributed six assists and had three steals for Wake Forest. Daivien Williamson scored 20 points for the Demon Deacons (18-12, 10-9). Appleby and Willamson combined to make 16 of Wake Forest’s 24-made field goals.
CJ Penha Jr.’s layup with 14:25 left gave the Eagles a 41-40 lead and they never trailed again. The play started a 19-3 run for BC, and Post’s jumper five minutes later made it 58-43 before Wake staged a rally.
The Demon Deacons gradually chipped away and refused to let BC reach a safe distance. Appleby’s three-point play knotted it at 69 with 20 seconds left before Ashton-Langford’s circus shot later. Absent a time out, Zackery stole Wake’s inbounds to end it.
The loss ended Wake Forest’s 15-game win streak at Joel Coliseum. Wake Forest is 31-5 at Joel Coliseum since the start of the 2021-22 season. The Demon Deacons are one of only nine schools in the country to win 31 home games since the start of the 2021-22 season. Wake Forest is now 6-5 in games decided by three points or less this season.
Boston College has won three straight – including a 63-48 win over then No. 6 Virginia – and hosts Georgia Tech on Saturday to end the ACC regular season.
Wake Forest ends league play Saturday at Syracuse.
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