Men's Basketball ACCtion: Sunday, November 11

Nov. 11, 2012

Boston College Defeats FIU, 84-70, In Season Opener

CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. - Sophomore forward Ryan Anderson recorded career highs with 29 points and 17 rebounds to lead Boston College to an 84-70 victory over FIU on Sunday afternoon at Conte Forum.

Anderson notched his eighth career double-double and had it in the first half with 17 points and 10 boards. Sophomore center Dennis Clifford posted 12 points on 6 of 8 shooting to go with five rebounds and three blocks. Freshman guard Olivier Hanlan and sophomore guard Patrick Heckmann each tallied 12 points while freshman guard Joe Rahon led all players with six assists and three steals.

The Eagles opened the first half with a 12-5 advantage at the 17:13 mark, utilizing an 8-0 run during which Hanlan knocked down two free throws and connected on a jumper.

The Panthers responded with a trio of 3-point baskets over a 1:36 span that cut BC's lead to 16-14. A dunk from FIU's Tola Akomolafe then tied the game with 13:04 remaining in the first half.

From there, two threes from Heckmann sparked an 11-2 BC run that saw the Eagles recapture the lead and claim a 29-20 edge at the 11:03 mark in the opening half. The host Eagles pushed the margin to 13 at 39-26 during an 8-2 stretch that was capped by a Clifford dunk with 6:38 left.

Tar Heels Down Florida Atlantic

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CHAPEL HILL (AP) - James Michael McAdoo and Reggie Bullock are learning how to be go-to guys. Their freshmen teammates are adjusting to college. And coach Roy Williams is waiting for his players to hit some free throws.

It's clear 11th-ranked North Carolina has plenty to figure out heading into a demanding five-game stretch.

McAdoo had 19 points and 11 rebounds to help the Tar Heels beat Florida Atlantic 80-56 on Sunday, earning a second win to build some confidence before heading across the country and visiting the nation's top-ranked team in the coming weeks.

Bullock added 16 for the Tar Heels (2-0), who led by double figures throughout the second half before blowing the game open in the final 7 minutes. But UNC - with plenty of new players and returnees in new roles - shot 44 percent from both the field and the foul line in an up-and-down performance.