Feb. 19, 2013
CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. - Freshman Olivier Hanlan scored a career-high 26 points to lead Boston College past Maryland, 69-58, in front of 4,338 fans in Conte Forum on Tuesday night.
The Eagles used two separate 17-5 runs in the second half to pull away from the Terrapins after trailing 33-26 at the half. BC went 16-for-16 from the line in the last 5:04 and made 21 of 22 from the stripe overall. It was the best performance from the charity stripe since 2004.
Over a nine-plus minute stretch in the second half, Hanlan scored 14 of BC's 22 points and made all of the Eagles' five field goals. Hanlan shot 9 of 14 from the floor and grabbed seven rebounds.
Sophomore Eddie Odio recorded career highs with 11 rebounds and six blocks to go with eight points. Classmate Lonnie Jackson scored 13 points.
BC outscored Maryland 17-5 over the first 10 minutes of the second half to stake a 43-38 advantage. Hanlan opened the stretch with a 3-pointer before scoring twice more on driving layups. Odio converted a second-chance putback and Jackson made an inside basket to round out the run. Maryland responded with a 9-3 spurt to regain a 47-46 edge with 6:43 to play.
The Eagles countered with a decisive 17-5 run to gain a 63-52 lead with just over a minute remaining. During the run, Hanlan scored nine points including all three of BC's field goals during the stretch.
The Eagles opened the game with a 7-2 lead before the Terrapins went on a 14-2 run to take a 16-9 edge with just under nine minutes remaining in the first half. A deep jumper from Hanlan capped seven straight points for BC tying the game at 16-16 with 6:28 to play in the half.
With the score tied, 24-24, Maryland's Logan Aronhalt made three 3-pointers in a 50-second span to give the Terrapins a 33-24 lead. The Terps held a 33-26 halftime edge.
Aronhalt led Maryland (18-8, 6-7 ACC) with 26 points, shooting 7 of 12 from 3-point distance.
Boston College (12-14, 4-9 ACC) returns to action at #6/6 Duke on Sunday at 2 p.m. (ACC Network).