Men's Hoops Loses At Auburn, 77-67
Dec. 22, 2013
AUBURN, Ala. - Sophomore Olivier Hanlan scored 28 points as the Boston College men's basketball team lost at Auburn, 77-67, Sunday afternoon at Auburn Arena.
Hanlan was 8-for-14 from the floor and 9-for-11 from the foul line. Twenty of his points came in the second half. Junior Ryan Anderson had 11 points and six rebounds.
The first half was fairly tight the entire way but Auburn held the lead for the last 10 minutes. Hanlan cut the BC deficit to 28-24 at the 3:31 mark with a pair of free throws, but the Tigers scored the last nine points of the half to build a 37-24 lead. Tahj Shamsid-Deen hit a 3-pointer as time expired.
Auburn started where it left off in the second half and scored the first seven points to build a 44-24 lead. Boston College responded with the next seven points to stop the bleeding. Freshman Will Magarity had four of the points and Hanlan capped the run with a 3-pointer.
Auburn held a 56-38 lead with 14:10 left in the game, but BC went on a 15-5 run over the next eight minutes to cut it to 61-53. Hanlan had six of the points in that run. The Eagles ran out of gas though and couldn't get closer than eight points the rest of the way.
KT Harrell led all scorers with 29 points for Auburn (6-3). Chris Denson added 15 and Shamsid-Deen had 14.
Boston College (4-8) is back in action on Saturday when it takes on Virginia Commonwealth at the Barclays Center.