Boston College’s second-half surge was not enough as it fell for the seventh time in eight games with a 68-60 loss to Georgia Tech last night at Conte Forum.

The Eagles trailed by 18 early in the second half and cut the deficit to a single point late, but Trae Golden scored nine of the Yellow Jackets’ final 11 points to help grab their first road ACC win of the season.

Golden had a game-high 24 for Georgia Tech (11-8, 2-4). Olivier Hanlan led the Eagles with 19 points, while Lonnie Jackson went 4-of-11 from deep for 14 points. He and Hanlan were the only Eagles (5-14, 1-5) in double figures.

The theme of digging a hole and trying to propel out of it has been there all season for the Eagles. They see the problem, but can’t seem to solve it.

“We fought back and showed heart,” said Jackson. “But we can’t start the way we do and try to expect to come back. We’ve got to come out ready. . . . We can’t put ourselves in that hole. It’s not ideal.”

The way they started was down 13 in the first six minutes of the game. Georgia Tech, which had its lowest scoring output of the season in a 56-42 loss to Miami the last time out, equaled that total in the first half on 74 percent shooting.

The Yellow Jackets jumped out to a 9-2 lead, and for a nine-minute stretch of the first half they didn’t miss a shot.

Golden had 13 points on 4-of-7 shooting from the field. The Yellow Jackets went 6-of-8 from deep, with Chris Bolden splashing three from beyond the arc. They hit 14-of-16 from the field in the first 15 minutes and finished the half with four more baskets than they made in the loss to Miami.

Georgia Tech carried a 42-27 lead into the break after swelling the lead to 19 earlier in the half.

“We are not contesting shots and like coach (Steve Donahue) said we came out with no attitude,” said Hanlan. “It’s not like they were hitting hard shots. They were hitting open shots and we didn’t have our hands up. It was our fault.”