Saturday, November 28, 2009

BC hoops survives Providence

The final score was a lot closer than it ought to have been, but the Eagles went into Providence and came out with an 82-77 win.  Reggie Jackson had himself a double-double with 20 points and 12 rebounds.  Corey Raji also had a double-double, putting up 16 points and collecting 10 rebounds.  With the win, BC moves to 4-2 on the year in a game they needed to win after the disappointing Paradise Jam.  When I say "needed," obviously it wasn't a must-win game like in February or March, but going to face a ranked team next having lost 3 out of 4 would have been most unpleasant and would have doubtlessly been negative for their confidence.

The Eagles led by as many as 18 in this one, but found themselves trailing by 2 inside the final minute.  BC would go on to score the final seven points of the ballgame.  The second half was not pretty for BC, as Providence outscored them 46-40 and made six three-pointers (10 in the game, while BC made a whopping zero).  BC's perimeter defense was once again an issue, but Providence's defense near the basket was more of an issue, as they allowed 64 Eagle points inside the paint.

BC has now won back-to-back games against the Friars, so with that, it's off to #15 Michigan for the Challenge on Wednesday.

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