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Boston College Men’s Basketball Falls to St. Louis

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A rough game for BC all around

COLLEGE BASKETBALL: FEB 25 Saint Joseph’s at Saint Louis Photo by Keith Gillett/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

The Boston College men’s basketball team lost to the St. Louis Billikens today by a score of 64-54 in what was a sloppy game for both teams.

BC took an early lead, going up 12-3 quickly in the first half, but St. Louis took over the game from there.

The Eagles were particularly plagued by turnovers, passing the ball directly to opposing players on multiple occasions, and by free throw shooting, going just 8 for 13 from behind the line in the first half. BC was also out-rebounded by St. Louis 49-37.

Derryck Thornton and Nik Popovic were the bright spots for BC, with 18 points/7 rebounds and 15 points/8 rebounds respectively.

Honestly, there isn’t much else to say about this game. Neither team played particularly well, and BC lost to a team that they shouldn’t have lost to. Perhaps most concerning of all was how defeated the players looked in the second half, even as they started to close the scoring gap a bit.