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NCAA Game Summary - Boston College at Providence



(Friday, November 8)

Final Score: Providence 82, Boston College 78 (OT)

Providence, RI (SportsNetwork.com) - Bryce Cotton scored a game-high 28 points to lead the Providence Friars over their former Big East Conference rival the Boston College Eagles, 82-78, in a thrilling overtime bout at the Dunkin' Donuts Center.

Cotton was 9-of-20 from the field while grabbing six rebounds and making good on 9-of-10 attempts from the free-throw line for the Friars (1-0). LaDontae Henton recorded an impressive double-double with 15 points and 13 rebounds, and Josh Fortune contributed 15 points of his own while shooting 3-of-6 from 3-point range.

Boston College (0-1) was led by Oliver Hanlan, who scored 23 points but did so on just 6-of-15 from the floor. Ryan Anderson added 21 points and six rebounds, while Joe Rahon tallied 13 points and a game-high five assists.

The Eagles managed to carry a 31-27 edge into intermission after shooting an impressive 56.5 percent from the field in the first half.

The second half saw both squads get to the free-throw line frequently and with high efficiency. Providence was 15-of-16 from the charity stripe in the second half, while Boston College was 13-of-14. Overtime was needed after regulation ended in a 70-70 tie.

After shooting well over 50 percent from the floor in regulation, Boston College made just one of its five shots in overtime. The Friars went 10-of-12 from the free-throw line in the extra session and were able to outscore the Eagles 12-8 as they held on for the 82-78 victory.

The difference in the game came on the boards, where Providence earned a 36-20 advantage over the Eagles. The Friars managed to grab 11 offensive rebounds, which led to 16 second-chance points compared to zero second chance points for Boston College.

11/08 21:55:05 ET

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Scoreboard
Local
Final
WIN 3
CAR 1
Final
KAN 1
SFG 7
Final
MIA 90
HOU 85
Final
MIN 107
IND 89
Final
OKC 91
UTA 105
Final
DEN 75
POR 93
4th
LAL 75
PHO 84
 
Half
GSW 62
LAC 60
 
4th
LALAF 48
ARKST 40
 
Final
NJD 3
NYR 4
Final
BOS 5
SJS 3
Final
NYI 2
TOR 5
Final
MON 2
DET 1
Final
NAS 4
ARI 3
Final
WIN 3
CAR 1
Final
CHI 4
PHI 0
Final
DAL 6
VAN 3
Final
COL 3
FLA 4
 
Final
CAL 1
TAM 2