The Latest: Boston College wins inaugural Fort Myers Tip-Off
FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on the Fort Myers Tip-Off (all times local):
Jordan Chatman matched a season-best with 20 points and Boston College beat Loyola Chicago 78-66 on Wednesday night in the championship game of the inaugural Fort Myers Tip-Off.
Boston College built a 16-point lead in the second half before Loyola used a 13-2 run, highlighted by consecutive 3s from Lucas Williamson and another from Marques Townes, to pull to 58-53 with 6:20 remaining. But the Ramblers didn’t get closer as the Eagles answered with a 13-4 surge to pull away.
Chatman rebounded from 2-of-13 shooting performance Monday against Wyoming, making 7 of 13 shots, including three 3-pointers.
Nik Popovic scored 14 points and Jairus Hamilton added 11 off the bench for the Eagles. Ky Bowman, a starting guard averaging 24.3 points, had two fouls early and sat out most of the first half but finished with 12 points in 29 minutes.
The Ramblers shot just 1 of 11 from long range in the first half and missed their first two 3-point attempts in the second half but then made 6 of 11.