Jan. 20, 1998
Llewellyn Cole scored 15 points and pulled down 9 rebounds in the game against Boston College.
Providence Sneaks by Boston College
BOSTON (AP) -- Kendrick Moore hit four free throws in the closing 11.2
seconds as Providence overcame a 12-point second-half deficit Tuesday and
downed Boston College, 58-54.
The Friars had trailed 43-31 with just under 16 minutes left, but held the
Eagles to only three field goals in the final 17 minutes and one in the closing
With the score tied at 54-54, Boston College's Kostas Maglos missed a
fallaway jumper and Providence's Moore was fouled on a fastbreak with 11.2
seconds to go. He hit both, making it 56-54.
BC's Mickey Curley then fired a wild desperation in-bounds pass that was
tipped by John Linehan to Moore, who was fouled with 8.6 seconds left. Moore
hit both again and finished with 6 points.
Jamel Thomas led the Friars (8-8 overall, 3-4 Big East) with 17 points.
Llewellyn Cole added 15 points and 9 rebounds.
Antonio Granger paced Boston College (10-9, 2-6) with 21 points and 11
rebounds, his second consecutive double-double.
The Eagles had led 50-40 with just under 10 minutes left before the Friars
went on a 14-4 run, tying the score on Erron Maxey's layup with 33 seconds
Granger scored 22 points and grabbed 10 rebounds in Boston College's 64-54
upset of then-No.23 Marquette Saturday.
The Eagles used a 14-5 half-closing run over the final 4:19 to take a 35-31
lead at intermission. They opened the second half by scoring the first eight
points, with Granger collecting the first six, and pulled to their first
double-digit lead of the game, 43-31, with just under 16 minutes left.
The Friars closed the gap to 46-40 on Justin Farley's short jumper with
11:07 to go, but BC moved back up by 10.