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
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
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
Jackson’s crowd-pleasing alley-oop jam increased it to 84-60
with just under 7 minutes to play.