Dec. 11, 2013
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BC & MARYLAND OPEN ACC PLAY
Boston College and Maryland will open their ACC campaigns on Thursday night when the two sides meet for the final time in regular season conference play.
BC holds a 9-8 advantage in the all-time series and an 8-5 record as ACC counterparts.
The Eagles lost their first two games in December on the road at Purdue and USC.
Maryland has also lost its last two outings on the road at Ohio State and George Washington.
The two teams split a pair of games last year with the home team winning both times.
BC is 3-2 against the Terrapins in Chestnut Hill.
EAGLES LOSE AT USC
Sophomore Joe Rahon recorded 11 points, nine assists and six rebounds as Boston College lost at USC, 78-62, on Sunday night in the Galen Center.
Rahon's nine assists were a career high. Junior KC Caudill set career highs with 11 points and five rebounds. Junior Ryan Anderson led the team with 13 points.
Boston College opened the game on an 11-4 run over the first 4:11. Anderson and Rahon combined for the 11 points and BC's California players scored the first 13. USC settled in and eventually tied the game, 20-20, midway through the half.
BC responded with five-straight points, but then the Trojans responded with seven unanswered of their own to take their first lead with 3:45 left. D.J. Haley started the run with an and-one on a layup. Rahon hit a runner as time expired to tie the game, 32-32, at halftime.
The Trojans started the second half on an 11-3 run to take a 43-35 lead at the 17:20 mark. The Eagles never cut the game to one possession the rest of the way.
LAST SEASON vs. MARYLAND
The teams split two games last season with the home team winning both times.
Maryland won the first game at the Comcast Center, 64-59, on January 22.
Junior Ryan Anderson led all scorers with 19 points while recording seven rebounds and three steals. Sophomore Olivier Hanlan tallied 18 points, seven rebounds and five assists.
The Eagles won the second contest in Conte Forum, 69-58, on February 19.
Hanlan scored 26 points to lead Boston College to the win. Over a nine-minute stretch in the second half, Hanlan scored 14 of BC's 22 points and made all of the Eagles' five field goals. Hanlan shot 9 of 14 from the floor and grabbed seven rebounds.
Junior Eddie Odio recorded career highs with 11 rebounds and six blocks to go with eight points. Classmate Lonnie Jackson scored 13 points.
The Eagles used two separate 17-5 runs in the second half to pull away from the Terrapins after trailing 33-26 at the half. BC went 16-for-16 from the line in the last 5:04 and made 21 of 22 from the stripe overall.
In the two games, Hanlan averaged 22.0 points, 7.0 rebounds and 3.0 assists. Jackson averaged 11.0 points and Anderson averaged 10.5 points and 5.0 rebounds.
Boston College established one of the toughest non-conference schedules in the country.
BC's opponents in November are a combined 42-10 so far this year and two of them are nationally ranked: #9/12 Connecticut and #22/20 Massachusetts. Both of those teams are undefeated. Two other teams (Providence, Toledo) have eight wins.
The Eagles' opposition in the month of December is a combined 32-13 with two teams reaching eight wins already.
The record of all nine of BC's opponents so far is a combined 56-24. All of the Eagles opponents are a combined 170-56 - a .752 winning percentage.
According to ESPN's Daily RPI, Boston College currently has the eighth toughest schedule in the nation.
ANDERSON GOING FOR 1,000
Junior Ryan Anderson is 14 points away from becoming the 40th player in Boston College history to reach the 1,000-point plateau.
He has a total of 986 points (13.7 per game) in his career and scored 477 last year.
CAUDILL HAS CAREER GAME IN CALI
Junior KC Caudill recorded 11 points, five rebounds and two assists in 21 minutes of play at USC.
Caudill is from Brea, CA, which is about 25 miles from Los Angeles and the home of the Trojans.
In front of friends and family, he set or tied career highs in points, rebounds, assists, field goals (3), free throws made and attempted (5-for-8), and minutes.
Entering the game, Caudill had not scored more than four points since January 19, 2012 at NC State - his freshman year.