Travis McKie had 20 points and 10 rebounds and Wake Forest never trailed in capturing a 71-56 victory over Boston College Saturday afternoon at Conte Forum.
Ryan Anderson posted team highs of 13 points and 11 rebounds for BC (7-12, 2-3 ACC), which shot just 30 percent from the field and 19 percent from 3-point range (4-for-21). Jordan Daniels contributed 12 points and five assists.
C.J. Harris added 15 points for Wake Forest (11-8, 2-3).
Wake had an eight-point lead at the half, 34-26. The Eagles cut it to four points at 44-40 after a Matt Humphrey 3-pointer with 11:49 remaining. Wake then went on an 8-0 run, capped by a 3-pointer from McKie, and BC never got closer than nine points the rest of the way.
BC is back in action Thursday with a game at 15th-ranked Virginia.
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Bruins forward Marc Savard, who is out for the season with post-concussion syndrome, made a rare appearance at TD Garden Saturday to unveil the suite he recently bought for patients dealing with head trauma at Children's Hospital.
Savard has been plagued with head issues since receiving a blindside hit to the head from Penguins forward Matt Cooke on March 7, 2010. A routine hit from Matt Hunwick on Jan. 22, 2011 ended his campaign last season, and it was announced prior to this season that he would not play. Savard said Saturday the chances of him ever playing again might be slim.
"Right now, the way I’m still feeling and the daily issues I’m having, it’s tough to see a bright future right now, to be honest with you," he said. "It’s tough. I still have my tough days that I want to get back and play, but at the end of the day, I know if I possibly got hit again, what could happen. It’s a day...
According to CSNNE.com, Patriots wide receiver Chad Ochocinco boarded a plane headed for Fort Lauderdale, Fla., on Friday night. The report was unable to say whether the wide receiver will be available for the AFC championship game on Sunday against the Ravens (particularly given the possible disruption to travel to and from New England as a result of snow).
A Patriots source told the website that it was possible that Ochocinco was traveling for his father's funeral. On Monday, Ochocinco wrote on twitter:
"Please send your prayers n condolences to my older and youngest brothers. ... Our father passed this morning."
One day later, again on twitter, the wide receiver wrote:
"It's almost been 24hrs since my dad passed."
Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine, in a session at the World Baseball and Softball Coaches' Convention at Mohegan Sun Arena, deemed the consumption of beer and fried chicken in the clubhouse during games "inexcusable," and said (in comments relayed by The Day (New London, Conn.)) that it would not happen during his tenure as manager.
In response to a question about the clubhouse consumption of beer and chicken during games, Valentine initially joked, "We've got to go to draft beer and grilled chicken, I think," before approaching the matter with less levity.
"If that happened it's inexcusable," said Valentine. "I apologize for that. The apologies are out there and it will never happen on my watch."
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After losing six of their last seven games the Celtics are admittedly searching for answers.
"It’s tough," Ray Allen said after the Celtics lost 79-71 to Phoenix at the Garden on Friday. "I’ve played on teams where you lose a lot, but this locker room, we’re not losers. This hurts everybody deeply."
Allen maintained that the veteran Celtics will figure out their problems offensively.
"If I had a team that had guys on here that couldn’t play, couldn’t understand how to play this game, that were young and had to learn, I would be troubled," Allen said. "What’s frustrating about it is I do have guys that do know how to play and understand the game. I don’t know if we’ve got to simplify it or switch it around just a little bit, but I think we’ve got to stop overthinking it."
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Dale, Michael and Jerry dig into the details of this draft for the Patriots with ESPN's Mike Reiss.
Giardi and Price discuss the Tom Brady appeal getting overturned and Roger Goodell's victory tour. The guys can't believe the victory lap and some of his behavior. The more you listen to him, the more frustrating his behavior becomes.
Giardi and Price break down how the teams in the AFC East altered their futures after the NFL Draft weekend.
Isaiah Thomas talks to Glenn and Lou about why he loves Boston, the NBA Money Bump, oh, and some Durant guy
Danny Ainge joins Glenn and Christian to explain the Celtics draft process; and he also discusses the trade rumors that permeated the night.
Mut is flying solo the last hour, but he's giving reaction and analysis as the Celtics draft a power forward out of France by the name of Guerschon Yabusele and getting some early grades for the Celtics
Joe and Tim talk with Red Sox left fielder/utility man Brock Holt about his recovery from a concussion, coming back and making an impact right away against the Angels.
We check in with the manager of the Boston Red Sox, John Farrell joins us live from Tampa for our weekly update on all things Sox.
Eduardo Rodriguez and the Sox stumbled in their 13-7 loss to the Rays. Mut recaps the game and takes your calls on all things Boston baseball.
DJ and Pete continue to assess the season that was for the Bruins and look toward the future for the franchise and how they can improve.
DJ and Pete are together for the final Sunday Skate of the season. They get into their overall thoughts on the season, the Bruins keeping Claude Julien on as head coach and the end-of-season press conferences last week. They discuss the rebuild process, what the Bruins need and how they can obtain it. Plenty of callers have their own theories and opinions on all of these topics as well.
Butch is joined by two-thirds of the Sunday Skate show in DJ and Pete. The guys discuss the problems with Bruins including leadership and grit, who should stay and who should go and if Claude is to blame.
The guys end the show listening to Gary Tanguay channeling his 1980 DJ roots. Also, producer Ken Laird is forced to read 'Love on the Other Side of the Glass again'
Kirk rips Gary for being a bad father, although both could be headed for divorce
Minihane, Tanguay and Giradi get serious for about twenty minutes to discuss the Celtics chances of landing anybody in free agency.
Lou, Curt Schilling, and John Tomase talk about John Farrell, the Front Office, and the Sox Roster.
WEEI Bruins Reporter DJ Bean joins Lou, Curt Schilling, and John Tomase to talk about the Bruins signing David Backes to a 5 year deal, and Torey Krug to a 4 year deal, and NHL Free Agency as a whole.
Conservative Curt and Liberal John go toe-to-toe about guns and politics.
Dale and Holley's Final Drive on a freestyle Friday!
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We discuss the moves (or lack thereof) of the Bruins so far, and how fans have been less than receptive to the few changes.
Kirk Minihane talks to Antoine Walker about his troubles with gambling, losing his $100m fortune, his relationship with Paul Pierce, and playing under Rick Pitino.
Former Celtics General Manager Jan Volk joins Kirk Minihane for a discussion that any Celtics fan will love. Kirk and Jan talk about the legendary 85/86 Celtics and how the team was constructed and of course the decision to draft Len Bias and his tragic death.
Kirk Minihane sits down with John Tomase to talk about the current political landscape, John's desire to write about social issues, and of course Spygate is discussed.
Ken Laird and Ryan Hannable go over the state of the Red Sox minor league, with help from the voice of the Double-A Portland Sea Dogs Mike Antonellis.
WEEI’s Scott McLaughlin talks to Boston University defenseman Charlie McAvoy about getting drafted 14th overall by the Boston Bruins.
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