By MyFM's Jake Archer - The Boston College Eagles could not hang on to a lead they held for most of the game on Saturday as they let Florida State sneak back in and steal a 85-76 win. The Seminoles rallied back after trailing all day and cut the deficit to 72-67 with just over six minutes left. At this point, the wheels had come off for BC and they let a win slip through their fingers.
Florida State rattled off nine straight points and took the lead for good at 74-72 with about five minutes to go. BC went scorless for over four and a half minutes while losing their composure and turning the ball over in key spots. Jordan Chatman finally stopped the runaway train with a minute and a half left as he got to the line and drilled two free throws to make it 76-74 in favor of FSU.
The Seminoles ended the game on a 9-2 run and walked away with the comeback victory. Trent Forrest and Braian Angola led Florida State with 21 points a piece. Angola, a senior, got a huge surprise as his mother flew in from Colombia to watch his final home game. He had a lot of supporters in the stands and in an emotional game with his mother on his mind, he started slow. In the second half, Angola helped key the comeback by scoring 19 of his points while not missing a shot from the field or the line.
Forrest filled up the stat sheet beyond his 21 points as he picked up 10 rebounds, five assists, three steals and one block. The Eagles' Ky Bowman scored a game-high 22 points while Jordan Chatman and Jerome Robinson added 20 and 16 respectivley.
The Eagles finish the regular season at 17-14 overall and 7-11 in the ACC. Both win totals are good for their most since 2010-2011 when they went 21-13 and 9-7. They will be the 12 seed in the ACC Tournament and face 13 seed Georgia Tech on Tuesday at noon. They will likely recieve a spot in the NIT tournament as well, which would be BC's first postseason appearance since 2011.