Boston College Defeats #15 Florida State, 64-60
Feb. 8, 2012
CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. - Freshman Jordan Daniels led Boston College with a career high 21 points as the Eagles defeated #15 Florida State, 64-60, Wednesday night in front of 4,074 in Conte Forum.
Daniels went 7-for-13 from the field and 4-for-7 from 3-point land. He also had five assists, three rebounds and three steals. Junior Matt Humphrey had 15 points, and freshman Ryan Anderson had 14 points and six rebounds. Freshman Lonnie Jackson recorded 12 points and sank three 3-pointers.
Boston College went 10-for-22 from beyond the arc in the game and eight of them came in the first half. It was the most triples the Eagles have hit in ACC play this season.
The win marked the first time BC knocked off a ranked opponent since February 24, 2009 when it beat #23 Florida State in Conte Forum.
The first half featured a significant run by both teams and Florida State struck with the first one. The Eagles led early, 5-2, but the Seminoles went on a 12-0 run over the next 2:34 to build a 14-5 lead. Bernard James had five points in the run. The Seminoles' lead reached 23-10 at the 9:37 mark before BC stormed back.
The Eagles went on a 23-3 run over 5:02 to take a seven-point lead, 33-26, with 3:35 left. BC hit six straight 3-pointers in that span and Daniels connected on three of them. Florida State halted the Eagles' momentum and scored seven of the last eight points in the half to cut the BC lead to 34-33.
The teams played within a possession of each other for the first eight minutes of the second half before BC went on a 9-2 run to build a 55-47 lead with 8:29 to play. Daniels led the way with five points and gave the Eagles a lead it wouldn't relinquish.
The Seminoles cut the lead to 60-57 with 1:27 left when Okaro White hit two free throws, but BC pushed the lead to six points with 11 seconds left when Jackson and Humphrey combined for three free throws. Michael Snaer hit a 3-pointer with five seconds left to make it a one possession game, but Daniels put the game away with a free throw with 3.1 remaining.
Snaer led Florida State (16-7, 7-2 ACC) with 16 points and seven rebounds. James had 12 points and seven boards, and Ian Miller also had 12 points.
The Eagles (8-16, 3-7) travel to Virginia Tech on Sunday evening for a 6 p.m. game on ESPNU.