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Rice matches career-high with 32 as BC coasts by Wake 112-73

By By The Associated Press
BOSTON — Tyrese Rice matched his career-high with 32 points and Boston College made a season-high 13 3-pointers in a 112-73 win over Wake Forest on Saturday.
John Oates scored 14 points, Rakim Sanders 12 and Tyler Roche 11 for the Eagles (11-4, 2-0 Atlantic Coast Conference).
Boston College was 13-of-19 on 3s, and its previous high was eight in a win at Michigan on Nov. 28.
James Johnson led Wake Forest (11-4, 1-1 ACC) with 22 points.
It was the first time BC has scored 100 points in a league game in its three-year history in the ACC.
The Eagles led 45-30 at halftime and broke it open with their efficient 3-point shooting early in the second half.
Four of BC’s first five second-half baskets were on 3-pointers — three by Roche and one by Rice.
Roche, scoreless in the opening half, hit his third from beyond the arc to push the lead to 57-37 with 17:29 to play.
Corey Raji’s two free throws made it 101-69 with 3:09 to play.
BC, which shot 66 percent overall, was 6-for-10 on 3s in the first half.
BC, hardly looking like the team that was upset by Robert Morris 57-51 on Monday, scored the game’s first 11 points and took a 15-3 lead on Sanders’ driving basket 4:31 into the contest.
After the Demon Deacons closed within 22-20 on Jamie Skeen’s 3-pointer, BC closed the half with a 23-10 run.
BOSTON COLLEGE 112, WAKE FOREST 73
WAKE FOREST (11-4)
Johnson 9-16 2-6 22, McFarland 1-5 0-0 2, Teague 4-8 2-2 10, I.Smith 4-8 0-0 8, Williams 3-7 1-2 8, Clark 0-2 0-0 0, Hale 0-4 2-2 2, Stanley 1-5 0-0 2, Lepore 0-1 0-0 0, Skeen 5-7 0-2 11, Weaver 3-4 2-2 8, Hoekstra 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 30-68 9-16 73.
BOSTON COLLEGE (11-4)
Roche 3-6 0-0 9, Spears 4-6 2-2 10, Blair 2-2 0-0 4, Rice 9-15 11-11 32, Sanders 5-7 0-0 12, Paris 4-5 3-3 11, Bennett 0-0 0-0 0, Raji 4-7 3-6 11, Kaba 1-1 0-0 3, Oates 4-6 2-2 14, Southern 2-2 0-0 4, Dunn 1-2 0-0 2. Totals 39-59 21-24 112.
Halftime—Boston College 45-30. 3-Point Goals—Wake Forest 4-17 (Johnson 2-5, Skeen 1-1, Williams 1-4, Lepore 0-1, I.Smith 0-1, Teague 0-2, Hale 0-3), Boston College 13-19 (Oates 4-5, Roche 3-5, Rice 3-6, Sanders 2-2, Kaba 1-1). Fouled Out—Blair. Rebounds—Wake Forest 31 (Johnson, Skeen 8), Boston College 30 (Rice 6). Assists—Wake Forest 11 (I.Smith, Teague 4), Boston College 25 (Rice 8). Total Fouls—Wake Forest 18, Boston College 16. A—7,352. . A—7,352.