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Men's Hoops Hosts Georgia Tech Tuesday




Jan. 20, 2014

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BC HOSTS GEORGIA TECH TUESDAY NIGHT
• Boston College hosts Georgia Tech on Tuesday night at 9 p.m. in Conte Forum for the first of two meetings between the programs this year.
• The Eagles have won three-straight contests against the Yellow Jackets, including two last season in consecutive games to end the regular season and open the ACC Tournament.
• In the ACC Tournament matchup, sophomore Olivier Hanlan scored 41 points, the most all-time by an ACC freshman.
• Boston College has lost six of its last seven games, including an 82-71 setback at North Carolina on Saturday.
• Georgia Tech has lost four of five and lost to Miami at home on Saturday.
• The Yellow Jackets have lost both ACC road games so far this season at Maryland and Duke.

BC LOSES AT NORTH CAROLINA
• All five Boston College starters scored in double figures as the Eagles lost to North Carolina, 82-71, on Saturday afternoon at the Dean E. Smith Center.
• Junior Ryan Anderson recorded his 18th career double-double with 11 points and 12 rebounds.
• Sophomore Joe Rahon recorded 13 points and six assists. Junior Lonnie Jackson went 4-for-6 from the beyond the arc for 14 points.
• Junior Eddie Odio scored a career-high 12 points and sophomore Olivier Hanlan had 16.
• The Tar Heels led at the half, 36-32.
• UNC led, 52-46, before BC cut the lead down to 56-55.
• North Carolina made a decisive 9-2 run over the next 3:21 to build a 65-57 lead that BC could not recover from.

COACHES vs CANCER SUITS AND SNEAKERS AWARENESS WEEKEND
• Boston College has an eight-day layoff following the Georgia Tech game and will not play during the Coaches vs. Cancer Suits And SneakersTM Awareness Weekend.
• As a result, the Boston College coaching staff will take part in the tradition on Tuesday night.
• The sneakers are a visual reminder that prevention is key when it comes to blocking cancer before it takes center court in our lives.
• Coaches and their staff are encouraged to wear sneakers with their game attire while coaching games during the weekend to:
- Raise awareness about the fight against cancer.
- Share the importance of nutrition and physical activity in reducing one's risk of the disease.
- Promote the American Cancer Society's free services for those facing cancer and their loved ones, available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, for information, help, and support.

A GAME FOR THE AGES
• Sophomore Olivier Hanlan went off for an ACC freshman record 41 points in Boston College's 84-64 win over Georgia Tech in last season's ACC Tournament opener.
• It was the most points scored in a tournament game since 1970 and the third-most all-time. It was the most points ever scored in a first round game.
• Hanlan also recorded five rebounds, three assists and two steals. He went 14-for-18 from the field and 8-for-10 from beyond the arc. He finished the day by hitting his last 12 shots. His eight 3-pointers tied the ACC Tournament freshman record set by Mark Price and was one short of the overall record.
• It was the most points scored by a BC player since Tyrese Rice had 46 versus North Carolina on March 1, 2008.
• Georgia Tech jumped out to an early 15-0 lead through the first 14:45. From that point on, BC outscored the Yellow Jackets 84-49. Georgia Tech led, 26-13, with 8:06 to go in the first half. BC went on a 25-7 run to close out the half, taking a 38-33 lead into the locker room. Hanlan scored 14 of those points.
• The Eagles started the second half on an 11-4 run to take a 49-37 lead at the 16:13 mark. The Yellow Jackets got as close as eight points with 13:11 to go, but BC built the lead to as much as 25, 75-50, with 4:59 to play.
Joe Rahon had 15 points, seven assists and four boards. Ryan Anderson recorded 11 points and five rebounds, and classmate Patrick Heckmann added 10 points. Eddie Odio corralled 10 rebounds to go along with seven points.

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