Boston College 93, Bryant 77

Biko Paris hit six 3-pointers and finished with 18 points to

lead Boston College to its sixth straight victory, 93-77 over

Bryant University on Sunday.

Josh Southern scored 18 on 8-of-9 shooting, Reggie Jackson had

16 and nine assists and Corey Raji added 15 points for the Eagles

(9-2). BC shot 57.6 percent from the field (34 of 59) and was 13 of

23 on 3-pointers.

Alex Francis and Matthew Lee led Bryant (1-9) with 15 points

apiece. The Bulldogs lost their seventh straight game and fell to

0-3 all-time against BC.

Boston College, which connected on 8 of 13 from 3-point range in

the opening 20 minutes, led 51-34 at halftime. The Eagles shot 64

percent in the opening half.

The opening 10 minutes of the game were scrappy, well contested

and had their share of good outside shooting until the Eagles took

charge by scoring 14 unanswered points – 12 coming from four

consecutive 3s.

Holding just a 26-24 edge, BC hit five 3-pointers during a 25-10

half-closing spree. Raji started the run with a short jumper in the

lane before the Eagles nailed their 3-pointers for the next four

baskets, closing the 14-0 run over a span lasting 2:57.

Joe Trapani, who had 11 points, nailed the first 3 from the left

wing, Raji hit one from the corner and Paris followed with two

within 33 seconds, both coming from the left corner.

Bryant also shot well in the first half, hitting 52 percent of

its attempts.

BC pushed its lead to 20 points (57-37) on Paris’ 3 from the

left corner 90 seconds into the second half. It was his second 3 of

the half.

Jackson’s crowd-pleasing alley-oop jam increased it to 84-60

with just under 7 minutes to play.