|BC buried by NC State||02.27.13 at 10:08 pm ET|
Rodney Purvis scored 21 points to lead NC State to an 82-64 rout of Boston College on Wednesday night in Raleigh, N.C.
Lonnie Jackson scored 16 points for BC (12-16, 4-11 ACC), while Olivier Hanlan and Ryan Anderson each netted 12.
Sharpshooting Scott Wood scored 17 points for NC State (20-8, 9-6), which shot 55.9 percent compared to BC’s 38.9 percent. The Wolfpack also had a 39-25 rebounding advantage, led by 10 boards from Richard Howell.
BC overcame an early 16-point deficit to close to within three points late in the first half, before Wood hit an off-balance 3-pointer at the buzzer for a six-point NC State lead. In the second half, the Wolfpack again built up a big lead, and this time BC had no response.
BC next hosts Virginia on Sunday afternoon.
|Joe Rahon lifts BC over Wake Forest; Northeastern falls in overtime||02.13.13 at 9:46 pm ET|
A young Boston College team that has struggled to finish games all season finally found a way to win Wednesday night at Conte Forum. Freshman guard Joe Rahon hit two free throws with 7.6 seconds left to give the Eagles the tying and winning points in a 66-63 victory over Wake Forest.
Following Rahon’s free throws, Wake got the ball to a driving C.J. Harris (game-high 23 points), but he lost his footing while trying to make a pass near the BC basket and was called for traveling. Lonnie Jackson hit two free throws with 2.5 seconds left for a three-point cushion, and Wake was unable to get off a final shot.
Rahon finished with 12 points, nine rebounds and four assists for the Eagles (11-13, 3-8 ACC). Patrick Heckmann contributed 14 points and Ryan Anderson netted 12.
Travis McKie scored 11 points for Wake Forest (11-13, 4-8), which shot 51.1 percent from the field compared to 43.8 percent for BC, but had 17 turnovers, six more than the Eagles.
BC led 56-54 with just under seven minutes left after two free throws from Jackson, but the Eagles did not score for the next five minutes. In that time, Wake ran off nine straight points to take a 63-56 lead. Olivier Hanlan ended the drought by hitting two free throws with 1:58 remaining.
While Wake Forest came up short on its next two possessions, BC closed the gap. Rahon made a nice feed to Eddie Odio for a dunk that made it a three-point game, 63-60, with 58 seconds left. Then Hanlon’s driving layup was goaltended, and it was a one-point game with 33 ticks left.
The Demon Deacons then inbounded the ball and started moving it up the court, but the clock never started, so the officials took five seconds off and gave Wake the ball out of bounds. It turned out to benefit BC, as Wake was unable to get the ball inbounds within five seconds and turned it over, setting up Rahon’s heroics.
It offered some redemption for Rahon, who drove hard to the basket in the closing seconds of a one-point game at Wake on Jan. 12 but did not get a foul call or a basket, and the Demon Deacons eventually won that game by three. This time Rahon got the call as he was bumped to the ground while driving down the right side of the lane on two defenders. Rahon stayed on the floor for a few seconds and grimaced as he moved his right arm when he got up, but he shook it off and drilled both of his free throws.
BC, which has lost five ACC games by five points or less, next plays at Florida State on Saturday at noon.
Elsewhere on Wednesday night, Delaware scored the game’s final seven points, including a 3-pointer from Jarvis Threatt with 12 seconds left in overtime that gave the Blue Hens a 76-74 victory over host Northeastern in a battle between the top two teams in the Colonial Athletic Association.
Jonathan Lee scored a game-high 23 points for Northeastern (17-9, 12-2 CAA), while Quincy Ford netted 21.
Threatt scored 20 points for Delaware (14-12, 9-4), which got a layup from Devon Saddler (18 points) with 14 seconds left in regulation to tie the score at 67 and force the extra period.
|BC misses chance to knock off No. 4 Duke||02.10.13 at 8:13 pm ET|
Boston College has shown the ability to play with most every team in the ACC. What the Eagles can’t seem to do is come up with a basket in the closing seconds of a winnable game. That trend continued Sunday night at Conte Forum, as fourth-ranked Duke scored the game’s final six points and escaped with a 62-61 victory behind 19 points and 10 rebounds from Mason Plumlee.
Oliver Hanlan scored a game-high 20 points for the Eagles (10-13, 2-8 ACC), but his pull-up jumper just inside the free throw line with four seconds left was well off to the left. Teammate Ryan Anderson (17 points) grabbed the rebound and was undercut from behind by Duke’s Quinn Cook, falling to the ground and losing the ball, but no foul was called and time expired as the players scrambled for possession.
BC used a late 10-1 run — sparked by Anderson’s six points and one assist — to take a 61-56 lead with 2:15 left after two free throws from Hanlan. However, the Eagles would not score again. Duke (21-2, 8-2) started its comeback with a 3-pointer by Cook with just under two minutes left. With 46 seconds remaining, two free throws from Plumlee tied it at 61.
Following a missed 3-point try from BC’s Joe Rahon, Plumlee was fouled after grabbing the rebound. He hit 1-of-2 free throws with 25 seconds left for a 62-61 Duke lead.
Duke, which had to fly into Boston earlier Sunday due to snowstorm-forced airline cancellations Saturday, came out flat. The Blue Devils did not score for the first five minutes, but BC only managed four points in the that time. The teams were tied at 27 at the half.
Seth Curry finished with 18 points for Duke, the only team in the AP’s top five not to lose in the past week.
BC next host Wake Forest on Wednesday night.
Elsewhere on Sunday, Harvard lost for the time in Ivy League play this season, a 78-63 setback at Columbia in a game delayed one day by the snowstorm. Wesley Saunders scored 27 points for the Crimson (13-7, 5-1). Columbia’s Steve Frankoski also scored 27.
|BC football announces 17 new players, including Florida transfer Matt Patchan||02.06.13 at 3:56 pm ET|
Boston College announced commitments from 15 high school players on national signing day Wednesday, but it was two college transfers who got the most attention.
Offensive lineman Matt Patchan has one year of eligibility remaining after playing 27 games over three seasons in five years at Florida. The 6-foot-6, 304-pounder missed the entire 2010 and 2012 seasons due to injuries. Patchan, who will enroll as a graduate student at BC, played two seasons under new BC coach Steve Addazio when Addazio was a Gators offensive assistant. Patchan is eligible to play at BC immediately and would be a boost to the offensive line if he can stay healthy.
The other transfer is a familiar name: tight end Louie Addazio. The son of the new BC coach, Louie did not play at Syracuse during his two years there due to injuries.
Among the high school players signing with BC is running back Tyler Rouse (Baldwinsville, N.Y./Baker HS). Despite rushing for 2,977 yards and 45 touchdowns on 333 carries as a senior and winning New York State Gatorade Player of the Year honors, the 5-foot-8 speedster did not get much interest from big-time Division 1 schools.
The other high school players signing with BC are wide receiver Drew Barksdale (Solon, Ohio/Solon HS), wide receiver Charlie Callinan (Westfield, N.J./St. Peter’s Prep), linebacker/defensive end Jack Cottrell (Eden Prairie, Minn./Eden Prairie HS), defensive tackle Truman Gutapfel (Harrison, Ohio/Harrison HS), safety John Johnson (West Hyattsville, Md./Northwestern HS), defensive end Kevin Kavalec (Middleburg Heights, Ohio/St. Ignatius), linebacker Marquis Little (Manchester, Conn./Manchester HS), quarterback Mack Lowrie (Foxboro/Roxbury Latin), safety Matt Milano (Orlando/Dr. Phillips), defensive tackle Tevin Montgomery (Jamaica Plain/Tabor Academy), cornerback Atem Ntantang (Purcellville, Va./Woodgrove HS), tight end Joel Rich (Paris, Ohio/St. Thomas Aquinas), quarterback James Walsh (Dublin, Ohio/Dublin Coffman HS) and running back Myles Willis (Conyers, Ga./Marist School).
|Cold-shooting BC blown out by No. 8 Miami||02.05.13 at 9:32 pm ET|
Rion Brown scored 22 points, hitting 5-of-7 3-pointers, as eighth-ranked Miami rolled to a 72-50 victory over Boston College on Tuesday night in Coral Gables, Fla.
Kenny Kadji added 16 points and eight rebounds for the Hurricanes (18-3, 9-0 ACC), who never trailed. After BC cut a 10-point halftime deficit to six early in the second half, Kadji sparked a 17-4 run by scoring 10 points (including a four-point play) over his team’s next four possessions.
For BC, Olivier Hanlan scored 16 points, but he was the only Eagle to shoot at least 50 percent (8-for-14). BC finished at 37.0 percent, and just 21.7 percent from 3-point range. Ryan Anderson contributed 14 points and 11 rebounds.
The road gets no easier for the Eagles (10-12, 2-7), as they next host fourth-ranked Duke on Sunday night.
|Joe Rahon helps BC hold off Clemson||02.02.13 at 4:10 pm ET|
Freshman guard Joe Rahon scored 26 points and Boston College squandered a huge lead but held on for a 75-68 victory over Clemson on Saturday afternoon at Conte Forum.
Rahon hit 9-of-12 shots, including 6-of-7 3-pointers, in recording the most points by an ACC freshman this season. Also for BC (10-11, 2-6 ACC), Lonnie Jackson had 14 points and six assists, and Ryan Anderson contributed 12 points.
Devin Booker had 19 points and 10 rebounds for Clemson (12-9, 4-5).
The Eagles led by 20 points, 57-37, with 9:30 left, before Clemson rallied to get within a point, 67-66, with 1:14 left. Anderson then hit a layup for a three-point BC lead. After a missed 3-pointer by Clemson, Jackson hit 4-of-4 free throws and Rahon scored a basket to seal the win.
BC next plays at Miami on Tuesday.
|Olivier Hanlan nets 22, but BC can’t keep pace with Carolina||01.29.13 at 11:17 pm ET|
James Michael McAdoo had 17 points and 10 rebounds to lead North Carolina past Boston College, 82-70, Tuesday night at Conte Forum.
Olivier Hanlan scored 22 points and Ryan Anderson netted 16 for BC (9-11, 1-6 ACC).
Dexter Strickland and P.J. Hairston added 14 points apiece for UNC (14-6, 4-3).
BC had an 8-2 lead just over four minutes into the game, but the Tar Heels then embarked on a 19-4 run to take control. The UNC lead was 15 at the half, 48-33. The lead peaked at 18 after a dunk by McAdoo with 13:21 remaining. BC then began to chip away, but the Eagles could get no closer than 10.
The game was delayed with 4:02 left in the first half when Hairston collided with Strickland under the basket while the UNC teammates were trying to defend a drive by Patrick Heckmann (12 points). Hairston, Carolina’s second-leading scorer this season, had to be take off the court on a stretcher after suffering a concussion. Hairston left after having scored 14 points, hitting 4-of-4 3-pointers. He made an appearance on the bench for part of the second half.
BC next hosts Clemson on Saturday at noon.
|BC falls to Virginia; Harvard rallies for OT win||01.26.13 at 7:01 pm ET|
Akil Mitchell and Justin Anderson scored 16 points apiece as Virginia ran away from Boston College in the second half for a 65-51 victory Saturday afternoon in Charlottesville, Va.
Ryan Anderson had 14 points to lead the way for BC (9-10, 1-5 ACC). Freshman guards Olivier Hanlan and Joe Rahon scored 10 each.
Virginia (14-5, 4-2) trailed by two at the half but used an 11-0 run early in the second period to take control. BC never seriously threatened thereafter.
The Eagles next host North Carolina on Tuesday night (9 p.m.).
♦ At Harvard’s Lavietes Pavilion, freshman point guard Siyani Chambers had 21 points and seven assists, and the Crimson overcame a seven-point deficit with 1:10 remaining to pull out an 82-77 overtime victory over Dartmouth.
Christian Webster (13 points) hit two 3-pointers within nine seconds to ignite the comeback for the Crimson (10-6, 2-0 Ivy), who trailed by as much as 13 in the second half. His second trey, with 32 seconds left, got his team within two points at 62-60. Following two missed free throws by Dartmouth’s John Golden, Chambers was able to break down the defense and get to the basket for a layup with 18 seconds left, tying the score. Dartmouth’s Malik Gill missed a 3-point shot with five seconds left, and Harvard forward Steve Moundou-Missi‘s halfcourt heave at the buzzer bounced off the backboard just to the right of the rim.
Laurent Rivard hit a 3-pointer to open overtime — his only field goal of the game — and the Crimson never trailed again. The Big Green cut a seven-point deficit to three with 27 seconds left after a Gill layup, but Wesley Saunders and Rivard each hit two free throws to ice it.
Saunders finished with 20 points, seven rebounds, six assists and three steals. Teammate Jonah Travis scored 16 points on 7-of-9 shooting.
Gill and Golden scored 15 points each for Dartmouth (4-12, 0-2), while Connor Boehm had 14 points and 11 rebounds.
♦ At Boston University’s Case Gym, Dom Morris had 19 points and eight rebounds as the Terriers rallied for an 81-75 victory over Maryland-Baltimore County.
BU trailed by five points just past the midway point of the second half before going on a 9-0 run, featuring a 3-pointer from Nathan Dieudonne (11 points) and two layups from D.J. Irving (13 points). The Terriers never trailed again.
Freshman Maurice Watson Jr. contributed 10 points, six assists and four rebounds for BU (11-10, 4-3 America East), which moved above .500 for the first time this season.
♦ In Worcester, Holy Cross’ Dave Dudzinski scored a game-high 26 points, but the cold-shooting Crusaders fell to Bucknell, 65-58.
Holy Cross (10-10, 2-3) was within four points with 4:41 left after a Dudzinski three-point play, but that was as close as it would get. Bucknell hit 10-of-12 free throws down the stretch.
|BC loses another close ACC game at Maryland||01.23.13 at 6:09 am ET|
Alex Len had 16 points and 13 rebounds in leading Maryland to a 64-59 victory over Boston College on Tuesday night in College Park, Md.
Ryan Anderson scored a game-high 19 points to go along with seven rebounds and three steals for BC (9-9, 1-4 ACC). Olivier Hanlan added 18 points, seven rebounds and five assists.
The game was tight until Maryland (15-4, 3-3) used a 12-1 run midway through the second half to take an eight-point lead. BC responded with five straight points on an Anderson layup and Patrick Heckmann 3-pointer. However, that was as close as the Eagles would get. A Heckmann trey with 4.7 seconds remaining made it a 3-point game, but Nick Faust (11 points, seven rebounds) hit two free throws with 4.0 seconds left to clinch it for the Terrapins.
The Eagles, whose four ACC losses are by a combined 14 points, next play at Virginia on Saturday.
|BC’s Olivier Hanlan ACC Rookie of Week||01.22.13 at 2:18 pm ET|
Boston College guard Olivier Hanlan was named the ACC Rookie of the Week on Monday for the second consecutive week and third time this season.
Hanlan had 17 points on 6-of-10 shooting to go along with four rebounds and four assists in BC’s only game last week, a loss to Miami. The freshman from Quebec is averaging 13.6 points per game.