Feb. 21, 2014
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BC SEEKS ANOTHER ROAD WIN AT MIAMI
Boston College is back on the road after taking down previously undefeated #1/1 Syracuse on Wednesday night at the Carrier Dome. This time it travels to Coral Gables to face Miami on Saturday afternoon at the BankUnited Center.
It will be the only meeting this season between the two teams. The Hurricanes won both games last year, including a 72-50 victory at home.
BC took Miami to the limit earlier last season in Conte Forum but lost, 60-59.
The Eagles stopped a five-game losing streak with their win against the Orange.
Miami beat Notre Dame at home on Wednesday night and has won two of its last three.
The Hurricanes are 6-8 in the BankUnited Center this season and have won the last seven against BC.
LAST TIME at MIAMI
Ryan Anderson recorded 14 points and 11 rebounds as Boston College lost to #8/11 Miami, 72-50, at the BankUnited Center on February 5, 2013.
Olivier Hanlan scored 16 points on 8 of 14 shooting. Lonnie Jackson had nine points on a trio of 3-pointers.
The Hurricanes opened the game with a 12-5 lead, but a basket from Anderson cut Miami's lead to 12-7 just over six minutes into the contest. From there Miami went on a 13-3 run, gaining a 25-10 edge at the 6:58 mark before Danny Rubin hit a 3-pointer to stop the streak.
A jump hook from Eddie Odio trimmed the Hurricanes' lead to 10, 28-18, with just under three minutes left in the opening period. The Eagles remained within 10 points at the half as Jackson connected on a 3-pointer with five seconds remaining to cut Miami's lead to 33-23.
The Eagles scored the second half's first four points on an inside basket from Anderson and a long 2-pointer from Hanlan to pull within 33-27. Miami's Kenny Kadji then scored 10 points during a 12-2 run to help the Hurricanes build a 45-29 advantage just under seven minutes into the period.
Baskets from Hanlan and Odio cut Miami's edge to 50-35 with 8:47 left, but the Hurricanes responded with eight straight points to take a 58-35 lead with 7:12 remaining in the game. Miami held a lead as large as 28 inside of the last two minutes.
BC TAKES DOWN THIRD #1
Boston College defeated #1/1 Syracuse at the Carrier Dome on Wednesday night. It was the third win over a top-ranked team in program history. The other two were both against North Carolina: 2009 in Chapel Hill and 2004 in the NCAA Tournament in Landover, Maryland.
Villanova is the only other team to defeat a #1 Syracuse team on its home floor. The Wildcats did it in 1990.
Boston College hit 11 3-pointers in the game and 10 2-pointers. It was the fourth time BC has hit more threes than twos this season.
BC was 2-for-8 from beyond the arc in the first half. In the second half and overtime, it went 9-for-16.
The Eagles committed 12 first half turnovers which led to 17 Syracuse points. In the second half and overtime, BC turned it over just five times for four Orange points.
Junior Lonnie Jackson entered the game shooting 56 percent from the foul line (9-for-16). He is the top 3-point shooter in ACC play but has not gotten many chances at the stripe. Syracuse fouled him twice for 1-and-1 opportunities in the final 26 seconds. He hit all four foul shots.