Boston College 61, New Hampshire 59

Olivier Hanlan and Lonnie Jackson each hit 3-pointers in

overtime as Boston College overcame miserable shooting from beyond

the arc to beat New Hampshire 61-59 on Sunday.

Ryan Anderson led the Eagles (5-5) with 23 points and a

career-best 19 rebounds. The Eagles missed their initial 19 shots

from 3-point range and were 2 for 22 in the game.

Hanlan had 10 points and Jackson scored eight.

Ferg Myrick led New Hampshire (4-6) with 21 points and eight

boards.

Patrick Konan missed a drive in the closing seconds and

front-rimmed a 3 as the horn sounded.

The Wildcats had scored the first two baskets of the overtime,

pulling ahead 56-52 on Chris Pelcher’s fastbreak layup.

New Hampshire made it 59-54 on Chandler Rhoads’ 3-pointer from

the left corner, before BC’s Jackson answered with the Eagles’

first 3 of the game, cutting it to 59-57 with 2:18 left.

After the teams traded misses – including another 3 for BC –

Hanlan hit a 3 from the left wing, pushing BC ahead with 48 seconds

left.

Boston College had rallied from a 13-point, second-half deficit

to take a 50-49 lead on Ryan Anderson’s basket with just over 2

minutes to play, but Myrick’s three-point play put the Wildcats

back in front with 1:58 left.

Anderson’s put-back tied the game 52-all with 1:34 to go.

After a jump ball gave possession to New Hampshire, Rhoads

missed a contested drive into the lane with 28 seconds left.

Joe Rahon missed a 3 as time was winding down and New Hampshire

grabbed the rebound as the horn sounded, sending the game to

overtime.

The Eagles were 0 for 19 on 3-point attempts in regulation.

The Wildcats led by eight at halftime, but BC made an early to

run and closed it to 34-30 on KC Caudill’s put-back 2 1/2 minutes

into the second half.

New Hampshire then scored 13 of the next 17 points, taking a

47-34 lead on Jordon Bronner’s twisting basket in the lane with

just under 11 minutes to play. Myrick also scored four points

during the run.

The Eagles, who had a handful of 3s roll out during their

long-range shooting drought, followed with a 12-0 run to slice it

to 47-46 on Rahon’s free throws with 6:11 left.

After BC failed to take the lead on its next three possessions –

three missed jumpers and a free throw on the front end of a

one-and-one – Pelcher had a basket in the lane for New Hampshire,

making it 49-48. It ended a 6 minute, 52 second scoreless

stretch.

Hanlan had a driving basket for the Eagles before Anderson gave

them their first lead since early in the opening half on a layup

between two defenders with 2:13 to play.

New Hampshire, which entered leading America East in both field

goal percentage defense and percentage against 3-pointers, held BC

to 31-percent shooting in the first half (8 of 26) and led 31-23 at

halftime.

BC was 0 for 9 on 3s in the opening half.

The Wildcats led by one, 15-14, midway through the opening half

and used an 11-5 run to go ahead 26-19 on Chris Matagrano’s

jumper.

New Hampshire outrebounded BC 22-14 in the opening half,

collecting nine at the offensive end.