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Friars Fall Again at Conte


Raise your hand if you saw that coming.

Boston College torched Providence’s defense in the second half, scoring 54 points on 71% shooting from the field as they knocked out the Friars 79-67 on Friday afternoon.

If you missed this one, well, consider yourself lucky. Here is what you missed.

Providence led 29-25 at the halftime break, but played uphill over the first 20 minutes. The Eagles led for over 13 minutes in the opening stanza before Rodney Bullock started to get it rolling late.

The Friars led by as many as seven in the second half, taking a 38-31 advantage in the opening minutes of the second, but BC exploded midway through the second.

The Eagles ripped off a 25-2 run that turned a 48-45 PC lead into a 20 point Boston College edge.

Providence trailed by 20 with 3:30 remaining and then pressed a turnover-prone Eagle team and BC nearly imploded.

The Friars went on a 14-0 run of their own in a span of 82 seconds to cut the lead to six with 2:08 left.

Ultimately, it was too little, too late, as Boston College scored the game’s next seven points to seal it.

Boston College sophomore Jerome Robinson was the best player on the floor, scoring 19 points in the second half on 6-8 shooting from the field and 4-5 from deep.

The loss drops Providence to 10-3 on the season and continues their Conte Forum woes. Ed Cooley is now 0-3 as Providence’s head coach when traveling to Boston College.

The road doesn’t get any easier for Providence, as they kick off Big East play next week with a difficult road trip against #17 Xavier and #13 Butler.

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