Feb. 1, 1998
Men's Hoops Comes from Behind to Beat Georgetown, 74-63
CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. -- Senior guard Duane Woodward registered 18 of his game-high 20 points in the second half to lead Boston College to a 74-63 come-from-behind win over Georgetown in Conte Forum.
Woodward also led the Eagles with nine rebounds. Senior center Mickey Curley finished with 19 points, junior forward Kostas Maglos scored 15 points, and senior forward Antonio Granger added 14 points for the victors.
Georgetown led by as many as 16 points in the first half, before settling for a 37-28 halftime advantage. The Hoyas shot 60.0 percent from the field in the first 20 minutes. Senior forward Boubacar Aw led the visitors through the first half with 10 points.
The Hoyas (11-8) maintained their advantage through the first minutes of the second half, before the Eagles went on a 8-0 run to trim the Georgetown margin to 43-42 with 12:21 remaining. After the visitors regained the momentum with a 10-5 run over the next five minutes, BC took control with a 19-2 rally that gave BC a 66-55 lead with 1:18 remaining.
The Eagles (12-10) shot a season-high 65.2 percent from the field in the final 20 minutes. BC, which had committed 12 turnovers in the first half, made just five turnovers after the intermission.
Aw led Georgetown with 17 points and 10 rebounds. Freshman guard Kenny Brunner added 14 points.
The Eagles return to action on Wednesday, February 4 with an ESPN-televised contest against St. Johns. Game time is 9 p.m. in Conte Forum.