Jan. 12, 2014
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BC-SYRACUSE MEET FOR FIRST TIME SINCE 2005
Boston College will host #2/2 Syracuse on Monday night at 9 p.m. in Conte Forum.
It marks the first time BC and Syracuse will meet as ACC opponents. The programs have not met since 2005.
The Eagles got their first ACC and road win of the year on Saturday at Virginia Tech, 62-59.
Syracuse is one of four undefeated teams in the country. It is 2-0 on the road with wins at Virginia Tech and St. John's.
Boston College is 23-40 against the Orange all-time but has won the last two meetings. The Eagles won the last game, beating #9 Syracuse in Conte, 65-60, in 2005. BC was ranked #6 at the time.
Boston College is 10-12 against Syracuse at home.
BC GETS FIRST ACC WIN AT VIRGINIA TECH
Junior Lonnie Jackson hit a 3-pointer with 27 seconds left to lead Boston College to a 62-59 win at Virginia Tech on Saturday.
Jackson led all scorers with 17 points. He also had six rebounds.
Sophomore Olivier Hanlan recorded 14 points and four rebounds. Junior Ryan Anderson scored six points and grabbed 12 rebounds while classmate Dennis Clifford had six points and six rebounds.
There were nine ties and 10 lead changes in the first 20 minutes. Virginia Tech had a 34-32 halftime lead.
The Hokies went on a 7-2 run to make it a 56-55 lead with 4:13 left in the second half and it was tight the rest of the way.
Virginia Tech's C.J. Barksdale hit a 3-pointer to give the Hokies a 59-58 lead with 1:36 left to play.
Jackson hit the decisive 3-pointer with 27 seconds left in the game to give BC a 61-59 advantage.
Sophomore Joe Rahon was fouled on a defensive rebound with two seconds left to play. He hit his first free throw and missed the second, and a last moment full-court shot hit the back iron to secure the BC win.
JACKSON FINDS STROKE
Junior Lonnie Jackson had his best game of the season on Saturday at Virginia Tech. He scored a game-high 17 points and had six rebounds.
Fourteen of his points came in the first half when he went 5-for-7 from the floor and 4-for-5 from beyond the arc.
Jackson was quiet in the second half, but was called upon when BC had the ball with 30 seconds left and down, 59-58. He hit a 3-pointer to put BC ahead for good.
Prior to that game, Jackson averaged 4.4 points per game. He was 17-for-55 (.309) from the field and 14-for-45 (.311) from long range.