Men's Basketball Loses to NC State, 82-64
Feb. 27, 2013
RALEIGH, N.C. - Sophomore Lonnie Jackson scored a team-high 16 points, but Boston College lost to NC State, 82-64, at PNC Arena on Wednesday night.
After the Eagles scored the game's first basket, the Wolfpack scored 14 straight points to take a 14-2 lead just under eight minutes into the contest. Back-to-back buckets from Jackson and Hanlan stemmed NC State's run. The Wolfpack responded with eight unanswered points to stake a 22-6 edge with just under nine minutes remaining in the opening half.
BC countered with an 11-0 run to trim the Wolfpack's edge to 22-17 with 6:23 to go in the first. Jackson connected on two 3-pointers during the run. After a 7-2 spurt from NC State, the Eagles used an 8-1 run to cut the Wolfpack's lead to 30-27 with 42 seconds left in the half. A 3-pointer from NCSU's Scott Wood just before the buzzer gave NC State a 33-27 edge at the break.
Early in the second half, five straight points from Jackson brought BC within 39-34, but NC State answered with 10 consecutive points to claim a 49-34 edge with 13 minutes to play. A 3-pointer from Hanlan ended BC's scoring drought.
After two free throws from Anderson cut NC State's lead to 53-41 with just over 10 minutes to play, the Wolfpack scored eight straight points to begin a 16-4 run which gave the hosts a 69-45 edge with 5:26 to play. BC outscored NCSU 19-13 in the remainder of the game.
Rodney Purvis led NC State (20-8, 9-6 ACC) with 21 points on 8-of-11 shooting, and Wood scored 17 points. Richard Howell grabbed a game-high 10 rebounds.
Next, Boston College (12-16, 4-11 ACC) returns to Conte Forum to host Virginia on Sunday at 4 p.m. (ACC Network).