Dec. 22, 2012
CHESNUT HILL, MASS. -
The Providence College men's basketball team lost to Boston College Eagles, 71-68, on Saturday (Dec. 22) at Chesnut Hill. It marked the team's third loss this season.
Freshman Kris Dunn (New London, Conn.) came off the bench early into the first half and provided a spark for the Friars with a quick seven point run. He combined with juniors Bryce Cotton (Tuscon, Ariz.) and Kadeem Batts (Powder Springs, Ga.) to give the Friars in the lead for the first time during the game at the seven minute mark. During the 13 minutes that Dunn was at the point guard position, the Friars scored 29 of their 36 points.
While the Eagles shot 56 percent from three-point range and 46 percent from the field during the first half, PC matched them with making 11 second-chance points and added seven more off turnovers. Cotton led the Friars in scoring with 13 points and shot 60 percent from three-point range.
Providence never trailed by more than 6 points during the second half. Boston College sophomore Ryan Anderson led the Eagles with a career high 24 points, but it was freshman Olivier Hanlan who hit five of six free throws over final 2:42 to help seal the win for the Eagles. Hanlan finished with 17 points and 12 rebounds.
Cotton finished with 33 points, just one point shy of his career high. This is the eighth time Cotton has scored more than 20 points in a game this season. Batts fouled out with five minutes left in the game, but was the team's second leading scorer with 14 points and added 7 rebounds.
The men's basketball team will play their next game at Brown in Providence, R.I. on Friday, Dec. 28 at 7:00 p.m.
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