Men's Basketball Defeats Bryant, 93-77
Dec. 19, 2010
CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. - Five players scored in double figures and the entire unit hit 13 three-pointers while committing just five turnovers as Boston College defeated Bryant, 93-77, before 5,126 fans in Conte Forum.
BC shot a blistering 57.6 percent from the field, including 56.5 percent from three-point range. The Eagles shot 64.3 percent from the floor in the opening half.
Seniors Biko Paris and Josh Southern each scored 18 points, junior Reggie Jackson netted 16 points, senior Corey Raji recorded 15 points and senior Joe Trapani tallied 11 points. Trapani also totaled a team-high eight rebounds and a team-leading three steals.
Paris scored all of his points from long range, finishing 6-for-9 from beyond the arc. The senior has now made six treys in each of the last two games.
Bryant hit four early three-point field goals to keep the game close for the first 11 minutes, before the home team ran off 14 straight points to gain a 40-24 advantage with 5:15 left in the first half. BC hit four treys in this rally, including two by Paris.
BC led 51-34 at the intermission. The Eagles sank eight treys and committed just one turnover in the opening half.
The Bulldogs never narrowed the margin to fewer than 16 points in the second half.
Game Notes: BC set season single-game highs in points, field goals made (34), field-goal percentage, three-point percentage and assists (25) ... BC equaled its season high with 13 treys (also done at Maryland on Dec. 12) ... BC tied its season low in turnovers ... BC shot better than 50 percent from the field in each half for the second time this season (also did so against Indiana) ... Southern shot 8-for-9 from the field ... Included among Jackson's seven field goals were two impressive dunks ... Jackson recorded nine assists and just one turnover, while Paris posted five assists and just one turnover ... BC's reserves combined for 25 points, seven assists and four steals ... Senior Nick Mosakowski logged six second-half minutes and registered his first field goal of the season.