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Men's Hoops Falls At USC, 78-62

Dec. 8, 2013

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LOS ANGELES - Sophomore Joe Rahon recorded 11 points, nine assists and six rebounds as the Boston College men's basketball team lost at USC, 78-62, on Sunday night in the Galen Center.

Rahon's nine assists were a career high. Junior KC Caudill set career highs with 11 points and five rebounds. Junior Ryan Anderson led the team with 13 points. Boston College opened the game on an 11-4 run over the first 4:11. Anderson and Rahon combined for the 11 points and BC's California players scored the first 13. USC settled in and eventually tied the game, 20-20, midway through the half.

BC responded with five-straight points, but then the Trojans responded with seven unanswered of their own to take its first lead with 3:45 left. D.J. Haley started the run with an and-one on a layup. Rahon hit a runner as time expired to tie the game, 32-32, at halftime.

The Trojans started the second half on an 11-3 run to take a 43-35 lead at the 17:20 mark. The Eagles never cut the game to one possession the rest of the way.

USC (6-3) had five players in double figures, led by Julian Jacobs with 16 points. He also had eight rebounds and five assists. Nikola Jovanovic had 15 points while Pe'Shon Howard and Roschon Prince had 14 apiece.

BC (3-6) returns home to host Maryland on Thursday night at 7 p.m.

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