Boston College 64

(1-1, 0-0 away)

Holy Cross 86

(1-2, 0-1 home)

    7:30 PM ET, November 18, 2011

    DCU Center, Worcester, Massachusetts

    1 2 T
    BC 30 3464
    HC 38 4886

    Top Performers

    Boston College: J. Cahill 13 Pts, 3 Reb, 1 Ast, 2 Stl

    Holy Cross: D. Brown 32 Pts, 5 Reb, 5 Ast, 1 Stl

    Holy Cross 86, Boston College 64

    Associated Press

    WORCESTER, Mass. -- Devin Brown scored 21 of his 32 points in the second half as Holy Cross pulled away for an 86-64 win over Boston College in the 111th meeting between the schools on Friday night.

    R.J. Evans scored 14 points and Dave Dudzinski added 10 points for the Crusaders (1-2), who opened last season 0-8 and lost 13 of their first 14 games.

    Jordan Daniels had 15 points and John Cahill had 13 to lead Boston College (1-1). The Eagles played without their leading scorer in the season-opening win over New Hampshire -- forward Patrick Heckmann, who was sidelined with a sprained ankle.

    The intrastate rivals -- located about 35 miles apart -- first met in 1906.

    Holy Cross shot 53.4 percent from the field, connecting on 11 of 21 from behind the 3-point line. Boston College went only 8 of 27 on 3s.

    The Crusaders led by eight at halftime and had their advantage sliced to 45-40 on Dennis Clifford's basket with just over 17 minutes to play. But they outscored BC 8-2 over the next 2 1/2 minutes to pull ahead 53-42 on Evans' driving basket with 14 1/2 minutes left.

    The Eagles closed their deficit below double digits for the last time in the game on K.C. Caudill's two free throws, making it 53-44. The Crusaders then broke it open with a 17-7 run over the next six minutes. Evans had seven points in the run and Brown scored five, capping it with a 3-pointer from the right wing that made it 70-51 with 8:23 to play.

    That was it for the young Eagles, who have nine freshman on the team and lost 10 lettermen from last season's squad.

    Holy Cross opened a double digit lead twice in the first half before taking a 38-30 edge into intermission. The Crusaders shot 57.7 percent in the opening 20 minutes, nailing 7 of 10 from beyond the 3-point line.

    Leading 16-13, the Crusaders went on a 12-3 run over a 3:48 stretch. Justin Burrell started the spree with a 3-pointer from the top of the key and Miller and Brown nailed 3s on consecutive possessions later in the spurt.

    BC closed the gap to 30-24, but Holy Cross scored eight of the next 11 points. Once again, it was a 3-pointer that started the run -- Brown hit one from the top of the arc.

    The Eagles shot just 40.7 percent from the floor in the first half, missing 11 of 16 on 3-point attempts.

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    Team Stat Comparison

    Points 64 86
    FG Made-Attempted 19-51 (.373) 31-58 (.534)
    3P Made-Attempted 8-27 (.296) 11-21 (.524)
    FT Made-Attempted 18-26 (.692) 13-18 (.722)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 18 (0/0) 19 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 0 22

    2011-12 Season

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