Boston College vs. St. Louis: Live Blog And Game Thread
Boston College wraps up the Gotham Classic facing off against the St. Louis Billiken's at Conte Forum on Wednesday. SLU (5-1) defeated Belmont the last time out, with their lone loss coming from #12 Seton Hall. The two schools have a history, playing four times the last time in 2011 when St. Louis beat the Eagles in the Anaheim 76 Classic.
Where: Conte Forum, Boston College
TV: ACC Network
Radio: WEEI 93.7
Opening Line: BC (-1.5)
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Julian Rishwain gets the start for Jay Heath who is out for the game with a fever.
17:55 Boston College can't get any offensive sets working, 0-3 to start the game, but the Eagles get a steal and Nic Popovic flushes it.
15:22: Boston College up 7-1, looking good on defense, winning the battle on the boards, Hasahn French is sitting with two fouls. Good energy so far for the Eagles, who moved on from some poor shooting to hit some shots.
12:00 Popovic continues to be aggressive on offense, with a pair of dunks, taking advantage of French being forced to the bench. Boston College leads 16-8.
9:10 Turnover city for both teams, Derryck Thornton just had the last one as he is called for palming the ball. This game has gotten really sloppy, neither team is playing consistently on the offensive zone. Boston College is shooting a dreadful 2-7 from the foul line.
5:11 Boston College had every opportunity to expand this lead, but poor shooting, especially from three has kept it close. St. Louis is starting to hit their shots and it is now 19-17 on a Javonte Perkins three pointer.
4:13 Steffon Mitchell forced to the bench with three fouls, the third being an offensive foul. Next play for BC, Chris Herren Jr gets called for an offensive foul. The sloppy play continues for the Eagles.
Halftime Thoughts And Analysis
15:43 St. Louis starts on a bit of a run on turnovers to give them the lead but big buckets from Popovic and Thornton give BC a three point lead at the timeout.
11:48 Goodwin of SLU continues to hit big buckets, while BC has gone ice cold from the floor. SLU 39 BC 35
9:22: The wheels are coming off for the Eagles, as SLU jumps up to an 11 point lead, Goodwin is killing BC with 18 points. 16-0 run for the Billikens
8:10 Jimmerson with a big three, and SLU was on a 21-0 run, Popovic hits a layup to break up the run.
4:38 This one is over, Billikens are doing whatever they want, BC's defense looks like a sloppy mess, having difficult rotating and St. Louis is up 57-39
1:33 Boston College goes on an 8-0 run, and BC is only down 59-51, big three pointer for Jared Hamilton
57: BC continues their run, they are back into this game, only a six point game, and rememebr St. Louis can't shoot free throws, this one isn't over yet.
:19: Boston College can't get a grasp on the shot and turned it over, St. Louis up ten, game over.