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Men's Hoops Falls To #2 Syracuse, 69-59




Jan. 14, 2014

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GAME INFORMATION
Score: Syracuse 69, Boston College 59
Records: Boston College (5-12, 1-3 ACC), Syracuse (17-0, 4-0 ACC)
Location: Conte Forum, Chestnut Hill, MA
Attendance: 8,606 (sellout)
BC Starters: Odio (F), Anderson (F), Jackson (G), Hanlan (G), Rahon (G)
Syracuse Starters: C.J. Fair (F), Trevor Cooney (G), Tyler Ennis (G), Baye Moussa Keita (C), Rakeem Christmas (F)

BC HIGHLIGHTS

  • Junior Lonnie Jackson scored a team-high 18 points and went 6-for-9 from beyond the arc.
  • Junior Ryan Anderson recorded 14 points and five rebounds.
  • Sophomore Olivier Hanlan had 13 points and six assists. Classmate Joe Rahon registered nine points, six rebounds and four assists.

    TURNING POINT
    Boston College held a 51-46 lead, but Syracuse scored 14 unanswered points over the span of 4:04 in the second half to take a 60-51 lead with 6:05 left.

    HOW IT HAPPENED

  • Syracuse made the first run of the game, an 8-1 spurt that gave it a 16-8 lead at the 12:18 mark.
  • Boston College responded with an 11-2 run to take a 19-18 lead. Sophomore Joe Rahon hit a pair of 3-pointers in the stretch.
  • The Orange scored 10 unanswered points over 2:26 to take a 32-23 lead with 2:28 left in the first half.
  • BC closed the half by scoring the last seven points to cut the lead to 32-30.
  • Syracuse led 35-30, then BC went on a 15-2 run to take a 45-37 lead with 15:52 left.
  • The Orange whittled the lead down and then scored 14 unanswered to take a 60-51 lead.
  • The Eagles only got as close as six the rest of the way.

    TEAM LEADERS
    Boston College
    Points: Lonnie Jackson, 18
    Rebounds: Eddie Odio and Joe Rahon, 6
    Assists: Olivier Hanlan, 6

    Syracuse
    Points: Trevor Cooney, 21
    Rebounds: Michael Gbinije, 8
    Assists: Tyler Ennis, 5

    INSIDE THE BOX SCORE

  • Syracuse held a 32-12 advantage in the paint, a 19-9 lead in points off turnovers and 17-8 in second chance points.
    Ties: 7
    Lead Changes: 7
    Largest Leads: SU by 10 in 2nd - 00:30; BC by 8 in 2nd - 15:52

    NOTES

  • This was the first meeting between BC and Syracuse since 2005.
  • Junior Lonnie Jackson is 11-for-17 from 3-point land the last two games. He was one 3-pointer shy of his career high.
  • It was the first sellout in Conte Forum since February 19, 2012 against Duke.

    UP NEXT
    The Eagles travel to North Carolina on Saturday to take on the Tar Heels at noon on ESPN.

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