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Men's Basketball Upsets #1/1 Syracuse, 62-59

Feb. 19, 2014

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Score: Boston College 62, Syracuse 59
Records: Boston College (7-19, 3-10 ACC), Syracuse (25-1, 12-1)
Location: Carrier Dome, Syracuse, N.Y.
Attendance: 26,716
BC Starters: Odio (F), Anderson (F), Jackson (G), Hanlan (G), Rahon (G)
Syracuse Starters:Grant (F), Fair (G), Cooney (G), Ennis (G), Christmas (F)


  • Sophomore Olivier Hanlan recorded a team-high 20 points and dished out three assists.
  • Junior Lonnie Jackson scored 10 points while adding three assists and two rebounds.
  • Jackson hit all four of his free throws down the stretch in OT to seal the win.
  • Junior Ryan Anderson grabbed a game-high 14 rebounds to go with nine points, four assists, two blocks, and a steal.
  • Sophomore Joe Rahon registered nine points, four rebounds, and two assists.
  • Junior Patrick Heckmann scored nine points along with four rebounds and two assists.
  • Junior Eddie Odio notched five points and grabbed eight boards.

    Boston College went on a 29-12 run in the second half to take a 46-42 lead at the 6:12 mark.


  • Boston College started the game on a 7-2 run, but Syracuse recovered to take an 8-7 lead.
  • The Orange did not score a field goal for the first 5:42, but went on a 14-4 run to build a 16-11 lead.
  • BC pulled to within a point, 18-17, but Syracuse closed the half by scoring the last seven points to take a 25-17 lead into the locker room.
  • Syracuse scored the first five points of the second to make it 12 unanswered points which stretched the lead to 30-17.
  • BC responded with a 29-12 run to take a 46-42 lead at the 6:12 mark.
  • Hanlan hit a layup with 47 seconds left to force the overtime.
  • Hanlan connected on a 3-pointer to give BC a 53-50 edge with 4:33 left in OT.
  • C.J. Fair hit a jumper, but Heckmann responded with a trey to give the Eagles a 56-52 lead with 2:55 to play.
  • Ennis hit a layup to tie the game at 56 with 2:12 to go.
  • A layup by Heckmann gave the Eagles a one-point lead, 58-57, with 44 seconds left.
  • Junior Lonnie Jackson hit all four of his free throw attempts down the stretch to seal the win.

    Boston College
    Points: Olivier Hanlan, 20
    Rebounds: Ryan Anderson, 14
    Assists: Ryan Anderson, 4
    Points: C.J. Fair, 20
    Rebounds: Fair and Rakeem Christmas, 11
    Assists: Tyler Ennis, 6


  • Junior Ryan Anderson recorded BC's first six rebounds.
  • Syracuse had 17 points off turnovers in the first half but only two in the second half.
  • The Orange led by as much as 13 in the second half but BC fought back to seal the upset.
  • It was the first time BC beat a No. 1 team since North Carolina in 2009.
  • Anderson led the Eagles in rebounds (14) and assists (4).
    Ties: 5
    Lead Changes: 8
    Largest Leads: BC by 5 1st-15:38, Syracuse by 13 - 2nd 18:45

    The Eagles travel to Miami on Saturday for a noon tip.

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