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Granger and Woodward Earn All-Big East Third Team Basketball Honors

Granger leads Eagles in scoring

March 2, 1998

CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. - Boston College seniors Antonio Granger (Detroit, Mich./Denby) and Duane Woodward (Queens, N.Y./Cardozo) both captured All-BIG EAST Third Team honors, according to an announcement made today by the conference office.

The All-Conference teams are chosen by a vote of the leagues 13 head coaches. Coaches may not vote for their own players.

Joining Granger and Woodward on the third team were: Connecticut freshman Khalid El-Amin, Seton Hall sophomore Shaheen Holloway and Syracuse sophomore Etan Thomas.

Granger finished the 1997-98 regular season as the Eagles top scorer, averaging 17.7 points per game. The senior forward ranked third on the team in rebounding (6.3 rpg). He ranked among league leaders in scoring (sixth), field goal percentage (ninth), free throw percentage (eighth), three-point field goal percentage (seventh) and three-point field goals made (fourth).

Woodward, who played a team-high 35.9 minutes per game this season, averaged 15.5 points per game, second on the team. The senior guard led the Eagles in assists (5.0 apg), and ranked among league leaders in scoring (12th), assists (seventh) and steals (eighth).

Both Granger and Woodward enter the 1998 AT&T BIG EAST Championship Tournament with more than 1,000 career points. Granger enters the tournament ranked 16th on the schools all-time scoring list (1,218 points), while Woodward is 18th on the all-time list (1,213 points).

Led by first-year head coach Al Skinner, Boston College finished the regular season with a 14-15 mark, including a 6-12 BIG EAST record. The Eagles will meet Seton Hall in the first round of the BIG EAST Championship on Wednesday, March 4. Game time is 9:30 p.m. in Madison Square Garden.

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