Feb. 16, 2013
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Freshman Olivier Hanlan scored 19 points and sophomore Ryan Anderson notched his seventh double-double this season, but Boston College lost at Florida State, 69-66, Saturday afternoon at the Donald L. Tucker Center.
Hanlan was 6-for-13 from the field and hit three 3-pointers. Anderson recorded 10 points and 11 rebounds to go along with three assists. Freshman Joe Rahon had eight points and five assists while sophomore Patrick Heckmann added 10 points.
The Eagles battled back from a 60-53 deficit with four minutes remaining and had a chance to send the game into overtime. The Seminoles' Terry Whisnant hit one of two free throws with five seconds left to make the FSU lead 69-66. Anderson got an open look from three that bounced off the front rim to end the game.
After trailing 31-26 at halftime, Boston College scored the second half's first five points to tie the game. Florida State responded immediately with five unanswered points of its own, but Anderson tied the game again at the 14:00 mark when he converted a three-point play to make it 42-42.
The Eagles took their first lead of the game, 45-42, when Heckmann hit a 3-pointer, but Florida State then went on a decisive 12-2 run to take a 54-47 lead with 8:06 remaining. The Seminoles still had a seven-point lead with 2:45 left before BC grinded its way back into the game.
Hanlan hit a pair of free throws with 24 seconds left to pull the Eagles within two, 66-64, but that is as close as they got.
Michael Snaer led all scorers with 21 points for Florida State (14-11, 6-6 ACC). Okaro White had 13 points and eight boards while Devon Bookert had eight assists.
BC (11-14, 3-9) is back in action on Tuesday night when it hosts Maryland at 9 p.m.