Boston College beats Washington 89-78

Boston College beats Washington 89-78

Boston College beats Washington 89-78

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by JIM O'CONNELL / Associated Press

KING5.com

Posted on November 22, 2013 at 5:13 PM

Updated Friday, Nov 22 at 5:18 PM

NEW YORK  -- Joe Rahon scored 22 points, including four 3-pointers in Boston College's first-half barrage from beyond the arc, and the Eagles beat Washington 89-78 on Friday in the third-place game of the 2K Sports Classic Benefiting the Wounded Warrior Project.

The Eagles started the game by making eight of 11 3-point attempts, including Rahon making four in as many attempts in a 2:40 span as Boston College went on to a 46-34 halftime lead.

Boston College cooled off from long range in the second half (3 of 10) but the Huskies never got closer than nine points as the Eagles went 6 of 6 from the free-throw line in the final 2 minutes.

The Eagles (2-4) lost 72-70 to No. 18 Connecticut in the semifinals, while Washington (2-3) was beaten 102-84 by Indiana on Thursday.

Olivier Hanlon had 20 points for Boston College while Ryan Anderson had 18 and seven rebounds.

C.J. Wilcox had a career-high 30 points, going 6 of 7 on 3s, for the Huskies. It was his fourth straight game of at least 20 points.

Boston College led by as many as 18 points -- 59-41 with 15:04 to play -- and Washington was never able to get closer than nine points. The last time the Huskies were that close was 78-69 with 3:25 left and Lonnie Jackson hit a 3 and then the Eagles started their run of free throws.

Boston College shot 55.9 percent for the game (33 of 59), while the Huskies shot 49.2 percent (29 of 59).

The loss was the seventh straight in Madison Square Garden for Washington. The Huskies' only win was in their first appearance in the Garden, a 72-48 victory over NYU on Dec. 30, 1941.

This was the first meeting between the schools.

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