I didn't get to watch the game last night, and only have the various write ups, box score and Twitter feed to go off of. Leave your own thoughts on the game below.
The Eagles had their seven game winning streak snapped last night BC fell to Rhode Island 67-65. Trapani led the way for the Eagles with 18 points.
Four Rams finished in double figures. Soph Nikola Malesevic led all URI players with 16 points, including 4-of-6 from 3-point range. Akeem Richmond, Orion Outerbridge (ed. note - great name) and Marquis Jones scored 15, 12 and 11, respectively.
BC's perimeter defense has to improve. The Rams stole a page out of the Eagles' playbook, hitting seven 3-pointers in the first half (and hitting six in a row in one stretch to push the lead to 12). URI shot 7-of-15 from three in the first half, and finished 10-of-26 (38.5 percent).
The Eagles also need to take much better control of the ball. You aren't going to win many games when you turn the ball over 18 times. Losing Biko Paris not four minutes into the game certainly didn't help things out here, but Reggie Jackson's season-high six turnovers were a killer.
Depth is clearly another issue, as Cortney Dunn struggled in the front court in relief of both Trapani and Southern, who had to sit early in the second half with four fouls. With Biko out, BC also lacks options in the back court.
The good news, if there's any, is that the Eagles came within a Jackson desperation three of stealing a win. The team also didn't quit, scoring 11 unanswered to start the second half and temporarily take a 41-39 lead.
Hopefully the Eagles rebound from the loss as they have a quick turnaround, traveling to South Carolina to take on the Gamecocks on New Year's Day.
Possibly more informed takes on the game.
URI provides wake up call just in time for ACC play ... Eagle In Atlanta
Rhode Island 67, Boston College 65: Running Rams Too Much For Eagles ... SB Nation Boston
Rhode Island 67, Boston College 65 ... Sideline Superfan