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Bell Sets School Scoring Record As Eagles Defeat Providence

Troy Bell shoots a 3-pointer, to become the school's all-time leading scorer, over Providence guard Donnie McGrath.

Troy Bell shoots a 3-pointer, to become the school's all-time leading scorer, over Providence guard Donnie McGrath.

Feb 12, 2003

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PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - Troy Bell scored a season-high 33 points and became Boston College's career scoring leader as the Eagles defeated Providence 80-69 on Wednesday night.

Bell, who surpassed Dana Barros with a 3-pointer with 10:25 to play in the first half, was fouled shooting a 3-pointer three times, was 5-of-12 from 3-point range and converted a pair of 3-point plays to carry the Eagles (12-9, 5-5 Big East) to their fourth win in five games.

It was Bell's 12th career game of 30 or more points. He now has 2,369 career points. Barros, who left BC in 1989, finished with 2,342 points.

Andrew Bryant scored a career-high 16 points for Boston College.

Ryan Gomes led the Friars (10-11, 3-7) with 24 points and nine rebounds. Providence has dropped six of its last seven games.

Bell was fouled by Marcus Douthit at the buzzer on an attempted 3-point shot and hit two free throws to give BC a 36-34 halftime lead.

On BC's first possession of the second half, Bell was fouled as he hit a 3-pointer, and made the free throw to make it 40-34. Just under two minutes later, he was fouled on a 3 again, and hit all three foul shots to give the Eagles a 46-37 lead.

The Eagles took charge by hitting eight of their first 10 shots of the second half for a 63-49 lead on Bell's 3-point play with 11:19 to play.

Bell's fifth 3-pointer made it 75-59 with 4:27 left.

The Friars beat BC 93-80 in Boston on Jan. 2.

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