Boston College Closes Regular Season by Defeating Georgia Tech

Steve AugerAnalyst IIMarch 10, 2013

Mar 5, 2013; Clemson, SC, USA; Boston College Eagles guard Joe Rahon (25) forward Eddie Odio (4) and guard Olivier Hanlan (21) react during the first half against the Clemson Tigers at J.C. Littlejohn Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Joshua S. Kelly-USA TODAY Sports
Joshua S. Kelly-USA TODAY Sports

Boston College closed out its regular season on Saturday afternoon with a 74-72 victory over the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets after erasing a 10-point second half deficit on Senior Day.

The Eagles are riding a three game winning streak, tied with Duke for current longest streak in the league, as they eye the Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament.

Joe Rahon led four Eagles in double figures with 15 points on the day to go along with a game-high seven assists.

Olivier Hanlan and Ryan Anderson scored 14 and 13 points respectively while both players grabbed five rebounds.  Forward Eddie Odio provided 11 points off the bench for BC.

Marcus Georges-Hunt paced the Yellow Jackets with 16 points while guard Chris Bolden finished with 12 points.  Daniel Miller was the only other Georgia Tech player in double figures with 10 points.  Miller also led his team with six rebounds and three assists.

Both teams shot over 50 percent from the field and combined to drain 13 three-pointers, seven for the Jackets and six for the Eagles.

The difference in this game was the disparity in fouls.  Georgia Tech was whistled for 18 fouls while the Eagles committed only eight infractions.

BC cashed in that advantage despite shooting poorly from the free throw line.  The Eagles made 14-of-25 attempts (56 percent) while the Yellow Jackets made only seven trips to the line while converting five of their attempts.

The Eagles (15-16, 7-11 ACC) rebounded from a 1-6 start in conference play good for eighth in the ACC regular season standings.  BC’s next game will be Thursday afternoon in the first round of the ACC Tournament.  Its opponent has yet to be determined.