Nov. 27, 2011
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ANAHEIM, Calif. - Junior Matt Humphrey and freshman Lonnie Jackson both had 12 points as Boston College lost to New Mexico, 75-57, Sunday afternoon in the 76 Classic at the Anaheim Convention Center.
Nine of Humphrey's 12 points came in the second half. Jackson was 4-for-8 from the field and 3-for-4 from beyond the arc for the day. Sophomore Gabe Moton chipped in with 10 points and freshman Ryan Anderson brought down seven rebounds.
New Mexico jumped out to an early 6-0 lead in the first minute which prompted a quick BC timeout. The Lobos would extend that lead to 24-7 with just over nine minutes to play in the first half. The lead then reached 19 points, 32-13, at the 5:49 mark. Jackson hit consecutive 3-pointers down the stretch to cut into the deficit and then Humphrey hit a 3-pointer with 22 seconds left to make it a 13-point game, but Hugh Greenwood responded with a triple at the buzzer to make it 41-25.
The Lobos extended their lead to 22 points six minutes into the second half, 56-34. The Eagles made their run with seven minutes left when they rattled off 10-straight points to cut the deficit to eight, 62-54. Humphrey scored four of the BC points in that run, which forced New Mexico to take a full timeout.
The Lobos regrouped and scored the next seven points to build their lead back up to 15 with 1:45 left in the game to seal the win.
Drew Gordon led New Mexico (4-2) with 21 points and 11 rebounds. Tony Snell had 13 points and six assists and Kendall Williams added 10 points.
Boston College (2-4) returns home and will host Penn State Wednesday night at 7:15 p.m. as part of the Big Ten-ACC Challenge.