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RECAP: Boston College Men’s Basketball Shocks Providence College 79-67

Win Improves Eagles to 7-6 on year

NCAA Basketball Tournament - First Round - Providence v Southern California Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images

Going into Friday afternoon’s game against Providence College, everything appeared to be troublesome for the Boston College Eagles. Between losing to Fairfield at Mohegan Sun Arena, and losing highly touted recruit Ty Graves to a probable transfer.

Even at halftime, it looked like the Eagles weren’t going to be able to defeat the Friars, with the Friars up 29-25.

Then the second half happened.

The Boston College Eagles were able to use a 24-2 run in the second half to power by the Providence College Friars 79-67 and stun the Friars in Chestnut Hill.

Both teams struggled offensively in the first half, but the Eagles were able to keep it close going into the half off a nine point first half effort from AJ Turner.

The offenses opened up more in the second half, opening up the door for the Eagles to go on its 24-2 run in the second to take a 70-50 lead going in the final media timeout of the half.

However, five turnovers by the Eagles led to a 12-0 Friars run, narrowing the gap and causing concern for the reported 5,266 fans in attendance at Conte Forum. The Eagles, however, were able to stop the bleeding and hang on to complete the upset.

The win was the Eagles’ seventh of the year, tying the program’s win total from the 2015-16 season.

The Eagles are in action next against the Syracuse Orange on Jan. 1, 2017 to start ACC play.