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Men's Basketball Loses At Providence In OT, 82-78

Ryan Anderson

Ryan Anderson

Nov. 08, 2013

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PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Sophomore Olivier Hanlan scored 23 points and junior Ryan Anderson recorded 21 points and six rebounds as the Boston College men's basketball team lost in overtime at Providence, 82-78, on Friday night at the Dunkin' Donuts Center.

Hanlan went 8-for-9 from the foul line and was 3-for-6 from beyond the arc. Anderson was 7-for-12 from the floor and 7-for-8 from the charity stripe. Sophomore Joe Rahon registered 13 points and a game-high five assists.

The game was back and forth all night as the largest lead of the game was six points. There were 10 ties and 10 lead changes.

Providence held the largest lead of the first half at 14:19 with a 12-7 advantage. The Eagles stayed close and eventually tied the game at 16-16 with 8:48 left on a layup by junior Alex Dragicevich. BC closed out the half on an 11-2 run in the final 4:37 to take a 31-27 lead into the locker room. Anderson had six of the 11 points in that span.

The Friars went on a 13-7 run early in the second half to take a 40-38 lead at the 14:04 mark. PC held the lead for most of the half and had a 62-56 advantage with 3:27 left in regulation. Boston College fought back with a 9-2 run to take a 65-64 lead with 1:24 to go. Hanlan had five of the points in that run.

Providence's Bryce Cotton hit a pair of free throws to give the Friars a 70-67 with 25 seconds left. Hanlan took BC's last possession of regulation to the hoop and drew an and-one after a goaltending call. He hit the free throw to send the game into overtime.

Hanlan nailed a 3-pointer to give BC a 78-76 lead with 1:42 left in the extra session, but Providence scored the final six points - all foul shots - to take the win.

Cotton led Providence (1-0) with 28 points and six rebounds. LaDontae Henton notched a double-double with 15 points and 13 rebounds, and Josh Fortune had 15 points.

The Eagles (0-1) return to action on Sunday at 3 p.m. when they take on UMass at the TD Garden.

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