Wednesday, January 28, 2009
BC 76, MARYLAND 67
A win against Maryland is hardly earth-shattering news. It certainly isn't as big of a story as BC's win against Carolina, or even their loss at the hands of Harvard. But these are the wins BC needs to get to postseason play. Furthermore, the Eagles couldn't afford another loss to mediocre competition.
BC was down by 16 late in the 1st, but chipped the deficit to 11. And with 6:10 left in the 2nd, Tyrese Rice gave BC their first lead of the game. Rice only had 10 points, well below his average, but Josh Southern, Joe Trapani, Rakim Sanders, and Reggie Jackson were all in double figures. Maryland shooting 3 for 17 beyond the arc was also key.
A legitimate goal for Boston College this year is to finish in the top 6 of the ACC. In order to accomplish this, they almost have to win Saturday night when they host Virginia Tech.
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