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Men's Hoops Travels To NC State Sunday

March 8, 2014

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• Boston College travels down to Raleigh on Sunday evening to conclude the regular season at NC State.
• It is the only meeting this season between the two teams.
• The Wolfpack won both games last year, including an 82-64 triumph at PNC Arena in February. NC State also won the first meeting in Conte Forum, 78-73.
• The Eagles lost a tight contest to Florida State on Tuesday night in their home finale, 74-70.
• NC State won at Pittsburgh on Tuesday night, 74-67, behind T.J. Warren's 41 points.
• The Wolfpack is 12-6 at home in PNC Arena this year and BC hasn't won in Raleigh since 2007. The Eagles have dropped the last four games there.

• Sophomore Olivier Hanlan led Boston College with 20 points as the Eagles lost to Florida State, 74-70, on Tuesday night in Conte Forum.
• Hanlan also had team highs with four assists and two steals.
• Sophomore Joe Rahon recorded 11 points and five rebounds.
• Junior Patrick Heckmann scored 13 points off the bench while adding six rebounds and three assists.
• BC held a 68-67 lead with 2:03 remaining, but Florida State's Okaro White hit a short jumper to give the Noles the lead.
• Following a BC turnover, FSU burned some clock and then missed a shot. The Seminoles grabbed the offensive rebound and made a foul shot to make it 70-68.
• Another BC turnover on an inbounds gave Florida State the ball back. It converted 1 of 2 free throws for a 71-68 lead.
• Hanlan drove the lane for a quick layup and then FSU hit a pair of free throws with 12 seconds left to keep the lead at three.
• BC had two good looks from beyond the arc in its final possession, but neither connected and Florida State held on for the win.

Lonnie Jackson scored a team-high 16 points, but Boston College lost to NC State, 82-64, at PNC Arena on February 27, 2013.
Ryan Anderson recorded 12 points and six rebounds while Olivier Hanlan also scored 12 points. Joe Rahon totaled eight points and five assists.
• After the Eagles scored the game's first basket, the Wolfpack scored 14 straight points to take a 14-2 lead just under eight minutes into the contest. Back-to-back buckets from Jackson and Hanlan stemmed NC State's run. The Wolfpack responded with eight unanswered points to stake a 22-6 edge with just under nine minutes remaining in the opening half.
• BC countered with an 11-0 run to trim the Wolfpack's edge to 22-17 with 6:23 to go in the first. Jackson connected on two 3-pointers during the run. After a 7-2 spurt from NC State, the Eagles used an 8-1 run to cut the Wolfpack's lead to 30-27 with 42 seconds left in the half. A 3-pointer from NCSU's Scott Wood just before the buzzer gave NC State a 33-27 edge at the break.
• Early in the second half, five straight points from Jackson brought BC within 39-34, but NC State answered with 10 consecutive points to claim a 49-34 edge with 13 minutes to play. A 3-pointer from Hanlan ended BC's scoring drought.
• After two free throws from Anderson cut NC State's lead to 53-41 with just over 10 minutes to play, the Wolfpack scored eight straight points to begin a 16-4 run which gave the hosts a 69-45 edge with 5:26 to play. BC outscored NC State 19-13 in the remainder of the game.
• Rodney Purvis led NC State with 21 points on 8-of-11 shooting, and Wood scored 17 points. Richard Howell grabbed a game-high 10 rebounds.

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