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Men's Basketball Faces UMass Sunday




Nov. 9, 2013

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CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. - The Boston College men's basketball team faces a quick turnaround as it takes on Massachusetts on Sunday at 3 p.m. inside TD Garden in the Coaches vs. Cancer Massachusetts Tripleheader.

BC-UMASS MEET IN COACHES vs. CANCER MASSACHUSETTS TRIPLEHEADER
• Boston College and Massachusetts face off on Sunday at 3 p.m. in the Coaches vs. Cancer Massachusetts Tripleheader at TD Garden.
• Boston University and Northeastern begin the tripleheader at 12:30 p.m. and then Harvard-Holy Cross cap off the event at 5:30 p.m.
• All of the games will be aired live on NESN.
• The Eagles and Minutemen have met 45 times with UMass holding a 26-19 lead in the all-time series.
• The two sides have met on neutral courts 12 times with Massachusetts winning eight of those meetings.
• Boston College has won eight of the last 10 meetings, but lost a lopsided affair the last time to UMass, 82-46, on November 21, 2011 at Conte Forum.

EAGLES DROP OPENER AT PROVIDENCE
• Sophomore Olivier Hanlan scored 23 points and junior Ryan Anderson recorded 21 points and six rebounds as Boston College lost in overtime at Providence, 82-78, on Friday night at the Dunkin' Donuts Center.
• Hanlan went 8-for-9 from the foul line and was 3-for-6 from beyond the arc. Nineteen of his points came after halftime. Anderson was 7-for-12 from the floor and 7-for-8 from the charity stripe. Sophomore Joe Rahon registered 13 points and a game-high five assists.
• The game was back and forth all night as the largest lead of the game was six points. There were 10 ties and 10 lead changes.
• Providence's Bryce Cotton hit a pair of free throws to give the Friars a 70-67 with 25 seconds left. Hanlan took BC's last possession of regulation to the hoop and drew an and-one after a goaltending call. He hit the free throw to send the game into overtime.
• Hanlan nailed a 3-pointer to give BC a 78-76 lead with 1:42 left in the extra session, but Providence scored the final six points - all foul shots - to take the win.

LAST TIME vs. MASSACHUSETTS
• Freshman Patrick Heckmann led Boston College with 11 points while junior Matt Humphrey added 10 as the Eagles lost to Massachusetts, 82-46, on November 21, 2011 at Conte Forum.
• Heckmann went 9-for-12 from the foul line and connected on his first seven free throws early in the game. He also had five rebounds.
• UMass had four players in double figures, led by Chaz Williams with 16 points. Freddie Riley scored 14 points while Jesse Morgan and Cady Lalanne both had 11. The Minutemen also forced 23 BC turnovers and scored 28 points off of them while BC had just three points off of 11 UMass miscues.
• BC jumped out to an early 16-8 lead behind the efforts of freshmen Ryan Anderson and Heckmann. Anderson hit his first two 3-point attempts while Heckmann started the game by getting to the foul line, hitting his first seven from the charity stripe.
• UMass chipped away at the lead and then seized control of the game by ending the half on a 23-6 run for a 37-26 halftime advantage. Sampson Carter started a UMass run of 10-straight points with a layup at the 11:23 mark and then a pair of 3-pointers from Morgan and Riley aided in the run.
• The Minutemen went on to hit three more from beyond the arc before the half was done to push the lead to 11 points. UMass hit all five of its first-half threes in the last 10:33.
• UMass continued to build on the lead in the second half and the cushion reached 19 points, 54-35, with 13:14 left in the game. The Minutemen scored eight unanswered points in a 3:28 span to get to that point, then Riley recorded five-straight points of his own to make it 62-42 with 7:55 left.
• Those five points turned into a 25-4 game-ending run for the Minutemen.

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