Boston College 82, McNeese St. 64
LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP)
The Eagles grabbed control with a 29-8 surge in the first half. Gabe Moton started the spurt with a 3-pointer and Raji's layup made it 36-13 with 2:43 left.
Jackson's 3-pointer in the final seconds gave Boston College a 41-19 lead at the break.
Diego Kapelan had 12 points and Stephan Martin finished with 10
for McNeese State, which welcomed a school from the Atlantic Coast
Conference to Burton Coliseum for the first time.
''Give Boston College due credit,'' Cowboys coach Dave Simmons said in a release. ''They are a well-skilled basketball team. Make no mistake, they are a very good team and we wish them luck in the remainder of the NIT.''
Boston College went 11 for 23 from 3-point range and outrebounded McNeese State 42-27 in front of a crowd of 5,305 - the third-largest total for the Cowboys in Burton.
''This was a great environment,'' Eagles coach Steve Donahue said. ''The NIT should be proud. It's a challenge to play in front of a good crowd with a lot of energy.''