|BC’s Ryan Anderson, Olivier Hanlan receive All-ACC honors||03.11.13 at 2:05 pm ET|
Boston College sophomore Ryan Anderson was named to the All-ACC third team, while teammate Olivier Hanlan was the only unanimous choice for the All-ACC Freshman team, the conference announced Monday. (For a complete list of the honorees, click here.)
Hanlan also was named ACC Rookie of the Week on Monday, his fourth such honor.
Anderson ranks fourth in the ACC in rebounding (8.1 rpg) and sixth in scoring (15.1 ppg). Hanlan is eighth in the league in scoring (14.6 ppg).
The Eagles open play in the ACC Tournament in Greensboro, N.C., on Thursday at noon against Georgia Tech.
|Olivier Hanlan’s big second half leads BC past Clemson||03.05.13 at 9:36 pm ET|
Freshman guard Olivier Hanlan scored 21 of his 24 points in the second half to lead Boston College to a 68-61 victory at Clemson on Tuesday night.
Sophomore forward Ryan Anderson had 18 points and 11 rebounds for the Eagles (14-16, 6-11 ACC), who rallied in the second half and then held off a late Clemson surge. Freshman guard Joe Rahon added 10 points and seven boards.
Senior forwards Devin Booker (19 points, eight rebounds) and Milton Jennings (18 points, seven boards) led the way for Clemson (13-16, 5-12) on Senior Night at Littlejohn Coliseum, where the Tigers had not lost to the Eagles in five previous meetings all-time.
BC trailed by five with 11:47 left, 43-38, but Hanlan fueled a 17-3 run with nine points (including BC’s first seven). When Anderson hit a layup with 5:13 remaining, the BC lead was 11 at 55-46. Clemson closed to within three points with 1:35 left on two free throws by Booker, but Hanlan hit a clutch 19-foot step-back jumper with 56 seconds left and then made 5-of-6 free throws in the final 31 seconds to ice it
BC, which entered the night in a four-way tie for eighth place in the conference, closes out the regular season with a game vs. Georgia Tech on Saturday at Conte Forum.
|Another close loss for BC, this time at Florida State||02.16.13 at 2:48 pm ET|
Michael Snaer scored 21 points to lead Florida State to a 69-66 victory over Boston College on Saturday afternoon in Tallahassee, Fla.
Olivier Hanlan scored 19 points for BC (11-14, 3-9), while Ryan Anderson had 10 points and 11 rebounds. The Eagles rallied late and had a chance to tie at the buzzer, but Anderson’s 3-point try bounced off the rim.
The Seminoles (14-11, 6-6) led by as much as 12 in the first half before settling for a 31-26 halftime lead. BC took a 45-42 lead after a Patrick Heckmann 3-pointer with just over 13 minutes remaining, but FSU responded with a 12-2 run and never trailed again.
The margin was seven with just over two minutes left when Joe Rahon hit a 3-pointer to start BC’s final push. After four free throws for each team, Lonnie Jackson hit a layup with six seconds left to make it a two-point game.
Terry Whisnant II hit 1-of-2 free with five seconds left to up FSU’s lead to three, and Anderson’s attempt to tie it bounced off the front rim, giving BC’s its sixth ACC loss by five points or less.
The Eagles next host Maryland on Tuesday.
|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.
|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.
|Ryan Anderson nets 29 but BC basketball loses final game in Spain||09.01.12 at 9:13 pm ET|
Sophomore forward Ryan Anderson scored 29 points and grabbed eight rebounds, but Boston College lost to Regal Barcelona, 76-65, Saturday night to wrap up its tour of Spain.
Sophomore center Dennis Clifford had 15 points and eight rebounds for the Eagles, who went 1-3 in Spain. Freshman Joe Rahon scored 11 second-half points.
Anderson scored 17 of BC’s 28 first-half points as the Eagles trailed by 21 at the break, 49-28. The Barcelona lead was 20 at 67-47 heading into the fourth quarter. BC scored the first nine points of the final period to draw within 11, and when Rahon hit a 3-pointer with 4:51 remaining the Eagles were only eight points down. But that was as close as they would get.
|Ryan Anderson leads BC basketball to win in Spain||08.28.12 at 10:25 pm ET|
Sophomore Ryan Anderson amassed 17 points and 11 rebounds to lead Boston College to a 60-56 victory over Real Canoe Madrid in the Eagles’ tour of Spain.
Sophomore Patrick Heckmann added 13 points, including 10 in the final quarter, and junior Danny Rubin netted 11.
BC held Real Canoe to 15 field goals, but the hosts went to the free throw line 31 times, connecting on 22. BC trailed by two at the half (28-26) and after three quarters (43-41). The game was tied at 54 with under two minutes to play. That’s when BC scored five straight as Jordan Daniels assisted on a 3-pointer by Heckmann and a jumper from the top of the key by Anderson.
BC next plays Valencia of the ACB league Thursday night in Valencia.
|BC basketball loses opener on trip to Spain despite Dennis Clifford’s double-double||08.27.12 at 7:02 pm ET|
Sophomore center Dennis Clifford had 25 points and 10 rebounds, but Boston College lost the opening game of its tour of Spain to Eurocolegio Casvi, 86-77, Monday night in Madrid.
Sophomore forward Ryan Anderson added 14 points and eight rebounds for the Eagles.
Juan Jose Garcia scored 25 points for Eurocolegio Casvi, which led by five points at the half and again after three quarters. The host team used a 7-0 run at the start of the fourth quarter to pull away.
Sophomore guard Lonnie Jackson — who scored all 11 of his points in the fourth quarter — hit a pair of 3-pointers that drew the Eagles to within five midway through the period, but that was as close as BC would get.
The Eagles remain in Madrid to play Real Canoe Madrid on Tuesday night.
|Ryan Anderson named to ACC All-Freshman team||03.05.12 at 3:52 pm ET|
Boston College forward Ryan Anderson was a unanimous selection to the ACC All-Freshman team, the league announced Monday.
Anderson and Duke standout Austin Rivers were the only two unanimous selections. They are joined on the team by Virginia Tech’s Dorian Finney-Smith, Miami’s Shane Larkin and Maryland’s Nick Faust.
Anderson is averaging 10.8 points and 7.2 rebounds a game. He ranks first among freshmen in the ACC and seventh overall in the league in rebounding. The Lakewood, Calif., product has six double-doubles on the season.
BC, seeded 12th for the ACC tournament, plays fifth-seeded NC State Thursday at 2 p.m.