Nov. 30, 1997
Boston College Cruises Past Providence
Boston College 78, Providence College 62
Senior guard Duane Woodward scored a career-high 24 points and senior forward Antonio Granger scored 18 points and handed out a career-high seven assists to lead Boston College to a 78-62 win over Providence College at the Providence Civic Center. The game marked the BIG EAST Conference opener for both teams.
Mickey Curley, the team's third senior captain, added 16 points, eight rebounds and four steals for the Eagles.
Boston College (4-2 overall record, 1-0 BIG EAST) trailed by one point (6-5) with 15:25 to play in the first half, before going on a 14-4 run to take a 19-10 advantage with 11:48 remaining in the opening half. Woodward netted five points in the team's rally.
The Eagles closed the half with a 10-3 run, and led 35-22 at the intermission.
Providence College (2-1) never got closer than nine points in the second half.
GAME NOTES: Boston College shot 60.8 percent from the field, its best single-game field-goal percentage since shooting 61.2 percent against Long Island University on Dec. 29, 1994 ... The last time the Eagles hit a higher percentage in a BIG EAST contest was Jan. 4, 1994 -- shooting 63.0 percent against Villanova ... The Eagles' three senior captains combined for 58 of the team's 78 points (74.4 percent) and 18 rebounds (60.0 percent) in the win over the Friars ... Freshman forward Jonathan Beerbohm had an impressive BIG EAST debut, finishing with nine points (4-for-6 FG) and four rebounds in 29 minutes ... Sophomore walk-on guard Dwayne Pina contributed two points, two rebounds and two assists in 17 minutes of action ... Duane Woodward recorded six assists in the win, his fifth straight game in six or more assists ... Antonio Granger led all BIG EAST players in three-point field goal percentage last winter, so no one doubts his long-range shooting ability. Granger, however, is giving 'long range' a new meaning. After sinking a 40-foot shot just before the halftime buzzer against Arizona in the Maui Invitational, the senior hit a 43-footer in the second half against the Friars.