College Basketball Roundup: Queens’ upset bid falls short in ASUN Tournament

Wake Forest’s 15-game home winning streak was snapped

Wake Forest forward Andrew Carr, left, and Boston College guard Prince Aligbe vie for the ball during the Eagles’ win Tuesday in Winston-Salem. (Allison Lee Isley / The Winston-Salem Journal via AP)

KENNESAW, Ga. — Demond Robinson scored 24 points and top-seeded Kennesaw State beat Queens 67-66 on Tuesday night in an ASUN quarterfinal matchup.

Chris Youngblood’s jump shot with 2:21 left gave the Owls (24-8) a 62-60 lead and they led for the remainder.

Queens’ Chris Ashby made a 3-pointer with three seconds left brought the Royals (18-15) within 67-66, and the Royals immediately called a timeout. Queens’ Trey Hubbard then quickly fouled Youngblood, who missed two foul shots. But the Royals failed to get off a shot before the buzzer.

Youngblood scored 12 points and Terrell Burden scored 10 for the Owls.

Kalib Mathews and Kenny Dye each scored 13 points and AJ McKee 11.

The Owls host No. 5-seed Lipscomb on Thursday.

Boston College 71, Wake Forest 69

WINSTON-SALEM — Quinten Post scored 19 points and Makai Ashton-Langford’s scoop shot in the final seconds served as the game-winner as 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 timeout, 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.