The Latest: Bowman, BC beat Wyoming in Fort Myers Tip-Off
FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on the Fort Myers Tip-Off (all times local):
Ky Bowman scored 24 of his career-high 38 points in the first half and Boston College held on for an 88-76 win over Wyoming on Monday night in the Fort Myers Tip-Off.
The Eagles will play Loyola-Chicago in the championship game Wednesday.
Bowman made 14 of 22 from the field, including 7 of 12 from 3-point range. Johncarlos Reyes, in his first start of the season, scored 15 on 6-of-7 shooting before fouling out in 19 minutes and Steffon Mitchell had 11 points and 11 rebounds for Boston College (3-1).
Bowman had 14 points, including three 3-pointers and a 3-point play, during a 16-0 run that gave BC a 33-20 lead with eight minutes left in the first half and the Eagles led the rest of the way. Bowman and Reyes had back-to-back dunks to cap a 6-0 spurt to open the second half that gave BC a 22-point lead, its biggest of the game.
Wyoming used runs of 9-0 and 17-4 to trim its deficit to 68-65 when TJ Taylor converted a 3-point play with 5:40 to play but Bowman answered with a 3-pointer and the Cowboys got no closer.
Justin James had 27 points, on 7 of 22 shooting, and Jake Hendricks scored 22, including a career-high five 3-pointers for Wyoming (1-3).
Boston College committed 28 fouls and the Cowboys attempted 41 foul shots, outscoring the Eagles 31-14 from the free-throw line.
Lucas Williamson had 23 points on 9-of-11 shooting and Marques Townes scored 10 of his 15 points in the second half to help Loyola-Chicago beat Richmond 82-66 on Monday night at the Fort Myers Tip-Off.
Clayton Custer added 13 points, Isaiah Bujdoso scored 11 and Cameron Krutwig had nine points and eight rebounds for Loyola (4-1).
Williamson made back-to-back layups and Cooper Kaifes hit a 3-pointer to spark a 15-4 run that made it 50-42 and the Ramblers led the rest of the way. Cayo converted a 3-point play with 13:37 to go that pulled Richmond within four points but Townes and Williamson combined to score the next 10 points to push the lead into double figures for good.
The Spiders led by as many as nine points in the first half and took a 36-33 lead into the break.
Jacob Gilyard led Richmond with 19 points, on 8-of-12 shooting, five assists and four steals.
Loyola made 31 of 50 from the field, including 8 of 19 from 3-point range, and used its 9-1 advantage on the offensive glass to outscore the Spiders 11-0 in second-chance points.