Jan. 22, 2014
Score: Georgia Tech 68, Boston College 60
Records: Boston College (5-14, 1-5 ACC), Georgia Tech (11-8, 2-4 ACC)
Location: Conte Forum, Chestnut Hill, MA
BC Starters: Odio (F), Anderson (F), Jackson (G), Hanlan (G), Rahon (G)
Georgia Tech Starters: Georges-Hunt (F), Miller (C), Golden (G), Holsey (F), Heyward (G)
BC HIGHLIGHTS Boston College trailed by as many as 19 points in the first half, but closed the gap to 57-56 with 4:44 left in the game. Georgia Tech scored the next five points to put the game out of reach.
Sophomore Olivier Hanlan scored a team-high 19 points, going 8-for-10 from the floor.
Junior Lonnie Jackson scored 14 points.
Georgia Tech started the game on a 16-3 run, a deficit that BC could never tie. The Eagles cut the lead down to 57-56 with 4:44 left, but Georgia Tech pulled away in the end.
HOW IT HAPPENED Georgia Tech opened the game on a 16-3 run over the first 4:47. The Yellow Jackets hit their first seven shots of the game. Trae Golden had seven of those points.
The Yellow Jackets then extended their lead to 34-15 at the 6:31 mark thanks to a 12-2 run.
Boston College scored nine unanswered points over three minutes to cut the deficit to 34-24. Junior Lonnie Jackson sparked the run with a trey.
Georgia Tech extended its lead to 42-27 at halftime.
The Eagles scored 10 unanswered points early in the second half to cut the deficit to 50-42. That turned into a 19-5 run that trimmed it to 55-51 with 9:34 left.
BC knocked the deficit down to 57-56, but Georgia Tech scored the next five points to make it 62-56 with 1:35 left.
Points: Olivier Hanlan, 19
Rebounds: Three tied with 4
Assists: Three tied with 2
Points: Trae Golden, 24
Rebounds: Marcus Georges-Hunt & Corey Heyward, 5
Assists: Four tied with 2
INSIDE THE BOX SCORE Georgia Tech hit its first seven shots of the first half and started the game 14-for-15.
The Yellow Jackets shot 17-for-23 (.739) in the first half and 6-for-8 (.750) from beyond the arc.
Sophomore Olivier Hanlan had his most efficient game of the season from the floor, shooting 8-for-10 (.800). His previous best was an 11-for-19 (.579) game against Florida Atlantic.
The Eagles turned it over a season-low four times and their +6 turnover differential was a season-best. BC had a 13-6 advantage in points off turnovers.
Lead Changes: 0
Largest Leads: Georgia Tech by 19, 1st 6:31; BC - none
Boston College has eight days off before hosting Virginia Tech next Wednesday, January 29 at 7 p.m.