Men's Basketball Falls To Toledo, 95-92
Nov. 14, 2013
CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. - Sophomore Olivier Hanlan led five Boston College scorers in double figures with 18 points, but the Eagles lost to Toledo, 95-92, on Thursday night in the Regional Round of the 2K Classic benefiting Wounded Warrior Project.
Hanlan was 8-for-9 from the foul line and dished out a team-high six assists. Junior Ryan Anderson and sophomore Joe Rahon both scored 15 points. They had six and five rebounds, respectively. Freshman Garland Owens was 5-for-7 from the floor and had 12 points while junior Patrick Heckmann had 10.
The pace was fast from the opening whistle and the teams traded buckets for the first 11 minutes. Boston College had a 29-26 lead at the 8:33 mark and then the Eagles went on a 10-2 run over the next 2:25 to open up an 11-point lead. Heckmann and Rahon hit 3-pointers in the run.
BC took a 48-40 lead into the half.
Hanlan hit a 3-pointer to start the second half but Toledo kept it close the entire way. BC had an 84-76 lead with 3:38 to play before Toledo went on a decisive 14-2 run over the next three minutes to take a 90-86 lead. It was the Rockets first lead since 4-2. Justin Drummond scored seven of Toledo's points in that span.
Toledo had a 92-89 lead but Heckmann drew a foul attempting a 3-pointer with eight seconds left. He hit the first two but missed the last one to cut the lead to one. Anderson had a pair of foul shots with BC down, 94-91, with two seconds left. He hit the first one and then missed purposely on the second, but Toledo got the rebound to seal the win.
Julius Brown led all scorers with 23 points and had a game-high 10 assists for Toledo (2-0). Drummond scored 20 points and Nathan Boothe had 17.
The Eagles (0-3) are back in action on Sunday night when they host Florida Atlantic in the second game of the 2K Classic benefiting Wounded Warrior Project. Game time is at 8 p.m. on ESPNU.