Feb. 28, 2014
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BC BACK ON THE ROAD AT WAKE FOREST
Boston College travels down to Winston-Salem on Saturday to take on Wake Forest at 4 p.m. in Lawrence Joel Coliseum.
It will be the only meeting this season between the two teams. Last season, the Eagles went 4-1 in the month of March to close out the season. They won the last three games of the regular season and then went 1-1 in the ACC Tournament.
BC has lost seven of its last eight outings and is coming off a 66-59 loss to Pittsburgh at home on Wednesday night.
Wake Forest just snapped a seven-game losing streak with a 62-57 win against Clemson on Tuesday night at home.
The Demon Deacons are 13-3 at Lawrence Joel Coliseum this season.
BC LOSES TO PITT AT HOME
Sophomore Olivier Hanlan scored a game-high 25 points (including his 1,000th) as Boston College lost to Pittsburgh on Wednesday night, 66-59, at Conte Forum.
Hanlan became the 41st player in Boston College history to reach 1,000 points. He is just the third player to do it in his sophomore season.
Junior Patrick Heckmann scored 15 points for the second game in a row. He added four rebounds.
Boston College started the game with a quick 7-2 run, but Pittsburgh responded with a 21-4 run over the next six minutes to build a 23-11 lead.
The Pitt lead reached as many as 15 points with 5:24 left, but the Eagles brought the deficit down to 35-26 at the break.
With the Panthers leading 42-29, BC scored eight unanswered points over 2:15 to cut the lead to 42-37.
Hanlan brought the Eagles closer, to 49-45 with 8:51 left, with a pair of free throws. Pitt's Talib Zanna scored the next four points in the game to build the advantage back up to 53-45.
BC never got closer than five points the rest of the way.
LAST TIME AT LAWRENCE JOEL COLISEUM
Lonnie Jackson scored a season-high 23 points as Boston College lost at Wake Forest, 75-72, on January 12, 2013.
Jackson made four 3-pointers, but C.J. Harris' career-best 29 points on 10 of 13 shooting was too much in the Demon Deacons' victory.
Olivier Hanlan added 18 and Ryan Anderson had 12 points and 10 rebounds for Boston College, which trailed by as many as 12 points in the second half.
The Demon Deacons expanded their lead to 60-48 with 9:29 left in the second half on Arnaud William Adala Moto's layup, and still led by 10 points with five minutes remaining when the Eagles began their comeback.
Boston College cut Wake Forest's lead down to one point twice in the final two minutes, the last at 73-72 on a pair of Joe Rahon free throws with 1:28 remaining. With a chance to take the lead, Rahon missed a heavily contested layup with 5 seconds left.
Harris hit a pair of free throws with 4.2 seconds remaining to push the Demon Deacons' lead to three points, and Hanlan missed a guarded 3-point attempt at the buzzer.