Nov. 28, 2009
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PROVIDENCE, R.I. -
The Providence College men's basketball team (4-2) fell to Boston College (4-2) by a score of 82-77 in the 104th meeting between the schools on Saturday, Nov. 28 at the Dunkin' Donuts Center. The Friars erased a 14-point second-half deficit to take a two point lead with under two minutes to play, but Boston College scored the final five points of the game to secure the victory for the Eagles. Senior guard Sharaud Curry posted 20 points and dished out eight assists to pace the Friars.
The Eagles jumped out to a 12-6 advantage but the Friars battled back to pull within three at 18-15 at the 11:27 mark of the first half. The Eagles responded with a 9-0 run to take a 27-15 lead and extended the advantage to 17 at 35-18 with 4:24 go to in the half. A lay-in by Curry moved the Friars within 11 at 39-28 and a 3-pointer by freshman guard Vincent Council (Brooklyn, N.Y.) moved PC within eight but BC scored the final three points of the half to take a 42-31 lead at intermission.
Boston College shot 54.3 percent (19-35) from the field in the first half and benefited from a 28-to-16 advantage in rebounds. Corey Raji led the Eagles with 14 first-half points.
A thunderous dunk by Peterson off a good feed from Curry moved the Friars within 10 at 51-41 at the 15:31 mark of the second half. A 3-point play by Council cut the BC lead to seven at 51-44 and a trey by Curry made the score 64-58 Boston College with under 10 minutes to play. A deep 3-pointer by Curry pulled the Friars within two at 68-66 and a running lay-in by Brooks moved PC within one at 71-70 with 5:04 to play in the game. A jump shot by Curry gave the Friars their first lead (73-72) since the 19:21 mark of the first half and with the score tied at 75, a good pass from Curry led to a smooth lay-in by Dixon and a two point Friar lead (77-75). However, Providence couldn't score in the final 1:44 and a 3-point play by BC forward Josh Southern propelled the Eagles to the win.
Bolstered by a 46-to-36 advantage in total rebounds, the Eagles held a +34 edge (64-30) in points in the paint. Two BC players posted double-doubles, as Reggie Jackson recorded 20 points and 12 rebounds and Corey Raji added 16 points and 10 boards.
Jamine Peterson registered his third double-double of the season with 15 points and 11 rebounds, while Brooks posted 16 points and Council added 12 for PC.
The Friars now hit the road for a pair of away games. On Tuesday, December 1, PC will face Northeastern University at 7:00 p.m. at Matthews Arena in Boston, Mass. The Friars then head to Kingston, R.I. for their annual tilt with intra-state rival URI on Saturday, December 5 at 1:00 p.m.