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Men's Hoops Loses At Harvard, 73-58

Jan. 1, 2014

Box Score

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - Junior Ryan Anderson recorded 17 points and nine rebounds as the Boston College men's basketball team lost at Harvard, 73-58, on New Year's Day at Lavietes Pavilion.

It was the first time the Eagles had played at Lavietes since 1991.

Anderson was 6-for-12 from the floor. Sophomore Olivier Hanlan scored 13 points and junior Eddie Odio matched a career high with 11 points. Sophomore Joe Rahon added 10 points.

Harvard started the game with an 8-1 run and led 10-6 before breaking the game open. Seven unanswered points turned into a 23-7 run over 9:38 to build a 33-13 lead with 3:17 left in the half. BC responded with seven unanswered of its own and then Rahon scored the last five points of the half to cut the halftime deficit to 39-25.

BC came out with the momentum in the second half and started with a 12-4 run to cut the lead to 43-37. Hanlan and Rahon combined for eight of the 12 points. The Eagles stayed within striking distance and brought the Harvard lead down to 56-51 with 7:33 remaining.

The Crimson responded with seven unanswered points to build the lead back to 63-51 with five minutes left and BC was unable to get it within single digits again.

Wesley Saunders led all scorers with 21 points for Harvard (12-1). He also had six rebounds and four steals. Kyle Casey recorded 11 points and 10 rebounds, and Jonah Travis added 11 points.

Boston College (4-10) is back in action on Saturday when it hosts Clemson at 4 p.m.

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