Men's Basketball Defeats Maryland, 69-58
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.
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).