Jan. 3, 2014
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BC HOSTS CLEMSON TO BEGIN ACC STRETCH
Boston College begins the rest of its conference schedule by hosting Clemson on Saturday at 4 p.m. in Conte Forum.
It will be the first league game for the Tigers. BC hosted Maryland back on December 12 and lost, 88-80.
The Eagles have won the last three contests against Clemson, including a home and an away win last season.
BC is 6-1 at home against Clemson with the only loss coming in 2009.
Boston College has lost three-straight games and six of its last seven. It lost at Harvard on Wednesday, 73-58.
Clemson is coming off of an 80-50 victory over VMI on Monday, but the Tigers are 0-2 in road games this year.
BC and Clemson shared two non-conference opponents this season in UMass and Auburn. The Tigers lost to UMass, 62-56 in Charleston, and lost at Auburn, 66-64.
EAGLES LOSE AT HARVARD
Junior Ryan Anderson recorded 17 points and nine rebounds as Boston College lost at Harvard, 73-58, on New Year's Day at Lavietes Pavilion.
It was the first time the Eagles had played at Lavietes since 1991.
Anderson was 6-for-12 from the floor. Sophomore Olivier Hanlan scored 13 points and junior Eddie Odio matched a career high with 11 points. Sophomore Joe Rahon added 10 points.
Harvard had a 39-25 lead at the half, but BC came out with the momentum in the second and started with a 12-4 run to cut the lead to 43-37. Hanlan and Rahon combined for eight of the 12 points. The Eagles stayed within striking distance and brought the Harvard lead down to 56-51 with 7:33 remaining.
The Crimson responded with seven unanswered points to build the lead back to 63-51 with five minutes left and BC was unable to get it within single digits again.
LAST YEAR vs. CLEMSON
Boston College won both games against the Tigers last season by seven points. It won at home on February 2, 75-68, and then won at Littlejohn Coliseum on March 5, 68-61.
Sophomore Joe Rahon averaged 18.0 points, 5.5 rebounds and 3.5 assists in the two games. Junior Ryan Anderson averaged 15.0 points and 7.5 boards while sophomore Olivier Hanlan also averaged 15.0 points and 3.5 assists.
In the first game, Joe Rahon scored 26 points to lead the Eagles to the win.
BC pulled out the win after holding a lead as large as 20 points, 57-37 with 9:30 left, before Clemson cut the lead to one at 67-66.
Rahon set a career high point total shooting 9-for-12 from the field and 6-for-7 from beyond the arc. Lonnie Jackson totaled 14 points and six assists while Ryan Anderson netted 12 points.
BC built its lead to as large as 20, 57-37, with 9:30 remaining. From there, Clemson began to close the gap. The Tigers went on a 13-0 run to cut BC's lead to 65-61 with just over two and a half minutes remaining. Anderson hit a mid-range jumper with 1:55 on the clock to break BC's scoring drought.
Clemson then scored five quick points to trim BC's edge to one, 67-66, with 1:14 remaining. Anderson countered with a layup on the other end, and after Clemson's Milton Jennings missed a 3-pointer, Jackson made all four of his free throws, and Rahon made a basket inside the final 30 seconds to seal the win.
In the second game at Clemson, Olivier Hanlan scored 24 points, including 21 in the second half, to lead BC to the win.
Anderson recorded his eighth double-double of the year with 18 points and 11 rebounds. Rahon posted 10 points and seven rebounds.
The Eagles went on a 12-0 run in the second half to claim a 55-46 edge with 5:13 left. During the stretch, Hanlan, Anderson and Rahon each scored four points. With BC holding a 59-50 lead with 2:18 to play, the Tigers used a 7-1 spurt to cut BC's lead to 60-57 with 1:25 remaining, but Hanlan scored seven points in the last minute to help seal the win.