Penn State can't catch Boston College

Boston College beat Penn State 73-61 on Wednesday at the Bryce Jordan Center in University Park. Olivier Hanlan sparked Boston College (3-4) with 22 points for the Eagles in the game. Joe Rahon shot 4-of-7 from the field and scored 14 points for Boston College.

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FINAL: Boston College beat Penn State 73-61 on Wednesday at the Bryce Jordan Center in University Park. Olivier Hanlan sparked Boston College (3-4), as he scored 22 points for the Eagles in the game. Joe Rahon shot 4-of-7 from the field and scored 14 points for Boston College.

The Eagles shot 8-of-18 from three-point range during the game, good for 44 percent. Boston College went 27-of-36 from the charity stripe as a team (75 percent). More Boston College scoring came from Lonnie Jackson, who scored 10. Jermaine Marshall had 25 points and made 8-of-14 shots from the floor for Penn State (3-3) in a losing effort. The Nittany Lions had trouble finding their touch, shooting just 36 percent (19-of-53) from the field.

Penn State shot 17-of-25 from the free throw line. The Nittany Lions also got a double-digit effort from D.J. Newbill, who scored 22.

HALFTIME: Penn State couldn’t match Boston College’s intensity in the first half and trails 31-24 at the break. In the first 20 minutes, D.J. Newbill scored 12 points and shot 4-of-6 from the field. The Eagles were able to draw fouls and get to the line with regularity. Boston College made 13 of 13 free throws. Trailing early in the game, the Eagles used a 10-0 run to blow past the Nittany Lions and take an 10-2 lead. Seven Boston College players scored in the half.

Boston College’s Ryan Anderson had a big first half, with six points.

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