Jan. 27, 2009
COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP)
- Rakim Sanders
and Corey Raji
fueled a second-half comeback that carried resurgent Boston College past Maryland 76-67 on Tuesday night.
Sanders scored 11 of his 16 points after halftime to help the Eagles (16-6, 4-3 Atlantic Coast Conference) win their third straight following a four-game skid. Raji finished with nine points, all in the second half.
Greivis Vasquez scored 18 for Maryland (13-7, 2-4), which has lost four of five. Seeking to bounce back from a 41-point loss to Duke on Saturday, the Terrapins took a 16-point lead in the first half. But the Terrapins went 11-for-37 from the floor in the second half and scored only 27 points.
Boston College won despite getting only 10 points from leading scorer Tyrese Rice, who had two points on 1-for-3 shooting before getting his third foul with 6:26 left in the first half.
Game Notes: Boston College had five players score in double figures, while Raji finished with nine points ... Sophomore Joe Trapani fell just one rebound shy of his seventh double-double, finishing with 10 points and nine rebounds ... BC committed just 10 turnovers - six in the first half and four in the second half ... The Eagles shot 60.0 percent from the floor (15-for-25) in the second half, while limiting the host Terrapins to 29.7 percent shooting (11-for-37) in the final 20 minutes ... BC sank 50.0 percent (6-for-12) from the three-point range ... Tyrese Rice finished with 10 points on 2-for-6 shooting from the field. Rice sank 6-of-8 free-throw attempts. His streak of consecutive free throws made was snapped at 24 ... Rice finished with six assists (five coming in the second half) and three steals.