Dec. 4, 2012
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CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. - Sophomore Ryan Anderson scored a game-high 23 points to go with seven rebounds, but Boston College lost to Harvard, 79-63, in front of 3,128 fans at Conte Forum on Tuesday night.
Anderson went 11-for-12 from the field and set a career high for field goals made. It was his third game this season with 20 or more points.
Freshman Joe Rahon led all players with a career-high eight assists to go along with 12 points and sophomore Lonnie Jackson recorded 11 points for the Eagles.
Anderson notched BC's first six points and 11 of the first 14 as the two teams opened the contest tied, 14-14, eight minutes in. Anderson went 5-for-5 from the floor during that stretch, with a three-point play from Rahon accounting for BC's only other points. The Crimson then used a 9-0 run to claim a 23-14 edge at the 7:23 mark.
BC responded with a run of its own - outscoring Harvard 12-1 over a 2:58 span - to gain a 26-24 lead with 4:22 left to play in the first half. During that run, Jackson scored eight points and freshman Drew Jacobs capped the scoring with a floater in the lane. After a 7-0 run gave Harvard a 31-26 lead, Jackson connected on a 3-pointer with 42 seconds left to cut the Crimson's lead to 31-29 at the half.
Harvard came out in the second half and scored eight unanswered points to start which became part of a 23-8 run over the first 7:26 to build a 57-37 lead. The Eagles used a mini 9-4 run to trim Harvard's lead to 61-46 at the 10:29 mark, but Harvard maintained a lead of at least 15 points through the remainder of the game.
Siyani Chambers led Harvard (4-3) with 21 points to go with six assists. Wesley Saunders (18 points) and Jonah Travis (14 points) also scored in double-figures for the Crimson.
Boston College (3-5) hosts St. Francis Brooklyn in Conte Forum on Saturday at 2 p.m.