The Boston College Eagles defeated the UNH Wildcats 61-59 in an overtime matchup at Conte Forum. The Eagles are now .500 and have improved to 5-5 early in the season.
Boston College was able to overcome a tough night offensively, connecting on key buckets late in regulation and in the overtime period. Olivier Hanlan and Lonnie Jackson both netted clutch 3-pointers in overtime to seal the victory for the Eagles. This is a welcome win in a game that looked like another loss for BC midway through the second half.
Ryan Anderson was the top performer for Boston College with 23 points and 19 rebounds. Olivier Hanlan finished the game with 10 points. Joe Rahon and Lonnie Jackson each totaled eight points on the afternoon.
Boston College was able to overcome a 13-point deficit in the second half and knotted up the score at 52 with just over a minute left. The Eagles, who usually shoot a high percentage from outside, were 0-19 from 3-point range in regulation and 2-22 overall. Both made 3-pointers came in overtime. BC outscored UNH 9-7 in overtime for the victory.
BC's next game is against the Providence Friars on Saturday at 2:00 pm in Conte Forum. The Friars are 7-2 on the season and are currently on a five-game winning streak.