Boston College Takes Down Michigan, 77-64
Nov. 28, 2007
ANN ARBOR, Mich. - Junior guard Tyrese Rice notched a game-high 28 points, eight rebounds and five assists to lead Boston College to a 77-64 win over Michigan before 8,716 fans in Crisler Arena. The game was played as part of the ninth annual Big Ten-ACC Challenge.
Rice's 28 points raised his career scoring total to 1,005 points. His three-point field goal with 11:23 to play in the game made Rice the 35th player in school history to reach the scoring milestone.
Sophomore forward Shamari Spears posted 14 points and 13 rebounds to record his third consecutive point-rebound double-double.
Three of BC's freshmen - Rakim Sanders, Biko Paris and Corey Raji - once again played key roles in the victory. Sanders registered 10 points and five rebounds. Paris totaled five points and five assists, and Raji recorded eight points and five rebounds.
BC led 34-33 at halftime and the two teams battled back and forth through much of the second half. The Eagles held a 54-52 advantage with 8:27 to play, before using a 12-2 run over the next three minutes to take control of the contest. Spears scored four points in the rally. Paris and Raji both added three points in this decisive stretch.
The host Wolverines never got closer than seven points the rest of the way.
Game Notes: BC outrebounded Michigan, 51-32 ... Senior Tyrelle Blair gave the Eagles a big lift with nine points, seven rebounds and five blocked shots. Blair scored seven straight BC points in a two-minute span in the second half. He converted an old-fashioned three-point range, sank another field goal and then hit two free throws ... Rice hit five three-point field goals. The junior played all 40 minutes.