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Men's Hoops Hosts Syracuse Monday Night




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.

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