Men's Basketball ACCtion: Sunday, December 16

Dec. 16, 2012

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Boston College Defeats New Hampshire In Overtime, 61-59

CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. - Sophomore Ryan Anderson recorded 23 points and a career-high 19 rebounds to lead Boston College past New Hampshire in overtime, 61-59, on Sunday afternoon at Conte Forum.

The Eagles were down 13 points with 10:54 left in regulation, but closed the second half with an 18-5 run to force overtime. They made their first two 3-pointers of the game in overtime - after going 0-for-19 in regulation - to pull out the victory.

Anderson recorded his second double-double of the season while eclipsing the 20-point plateau for the fourth time this year. Freshman Olivier Hanlan scored 10 points - including the clinching 3-pointer - and sophomore Lonnie Jackson tallied eight points and a career-high nine rebounds.

BC opened the second half on a 7-3 run behind five points from Anderson to pull within four of UNH. The Wildcats then responded with a 13-4 run to claim the largest lead of the day, 47-34, with 10:54 left to play in the second half.

Consecutive layups from Anderson sparked a 12-0 run that brought the Eagles within two, 47-45, with 6:11 remaining. The streak included a highlight reel alley-oop pass from Jackson to sophomore Patrick Heckmann in transition.