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Men's Hoops Falls To Florida State, 74-70




March 5, 2014

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GAME INFORMATION
Score: Florida State 74, Boston College 70
Records: Boston College (8-22, 4-13 ACC), Florida State (18-11, 9-8 ACC)
Location: Conte Forum, Chestnut Hill, MA
Attendance: 2,273
BC Starters: Caudill (C), Anderson (F), Hanlan (G), Rahon (G),Rubin (G)
Florida State Starters: White (F), Thomas (G), Miller (G), Brandon (G), Ojo (C)

BC HIGHLIGHTS
- Sophomore Olivier Hanlan led Boston College with 20 points, four assists and two steals.
- Sophomore Joe Rahon recorded 11 points and five rebounds.
- Junior Patrick Heckmann scored 13 points off the bench while adding six rebounds and three assists.

TURNING POINT
Boston College held a 68-67 lead with 2:03 left, but Florida State scored the next four points (the last with 20 seconds left) to build a 71-68 lead.

HOW IT HAPPENED
- The first half was tight the entire way with the largest lead being four by Florida State. The largest Boston College lead was three points.
- The game was tied at halftime, 33-33.
- The Seminoles led in the second half, 55-52, but BC scored eight unanswered points to take a 60-55 lead. Heckmann capped the run with a 3-pointer.
- A quick 7-2 response by Florida State tied the game for the ninth time, 62-62, with 5:02 left in the game.
- BC held a 68-67 lead with 2:03 remaining, but Florida State's Okaro White hit a short jumper to give the Noles the lead.
- Following a BC turnover, FSU burned some clock and then missed a shot. The Seminoles grabbed the offensive rebound and made a foul shot to make it 70-68.
- Another BC turnover on an inbounds gave Florida State the ball back. It converted 1 of 2 free throws for a 71-68 lead.
- Hanlan drove the lane for a quick layup and then FSU hit a pair of free throws with 12 seconds left to keep the lead at three.
- BC had two good looks from beyond the arc in its final possession, but neither connected and Florida State held on for the win.

TEAM LEADERS
Boston College
Points: Olivier Hanlan, 20
Rebounds: Ryan Anderson & Patrick Heckmann, 6
Assists: Olivier Hanlan, 4

Florida State
Points: Aaron Thomas, 26
Rebounds: Aaron Thomas, 6
Assists: Ian Miller, 3

INSIDE THE BOX SCORE
- Tonight was the final home game for senior Danny Rubin. He got the start and sank his first 3-point attempt.
- With his 20 points tonight, sophomore Olivier Hanlan has 1,055 in his career. That ranks 20th for a player in the ACC in his first two years. He passed Mike Gminski (Duke, 1,054), Mark Price (Georgia Tech, 1,052), Phil Ford (North Carolina, 1,048) and Robert O'Kelley (Wake Forest, 1,041) tonight.
- Junior Ryan Anderson now ranks 26th all-time in career scoring at BC with 1,252 points. He passed Duane Woodward tonight.
Ties: 10
Lead Changes: 24
Largest Leads: BC by 5 2nd-7:00, Florida State by 4 1st-12:53

UP NEXT
Boston College travels to Raleigh on Sunday afternoon to take on NC State in the regular season finale.

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