Boston College vs. Baylor: Eagles tip off Charleston Classic against Bears

Greg M. Cooper-US PRESSWIRE

Ryan Anderson and the Boston College Eagles (1-0) tip off the 2012 Charleston Classic on Thursday afternoon against the No. 16 ranked Baylor Bears in Charleston, South Carolina.

Ryan Anderson and the Boston College Eagles (1-0) face their first legitimate test of the young season as they will do battle with the No. 16 ranked Baylor Bears (2-0) in the opening round of the Charleston Classic on Thursday afternoon in Charleston, South Carolina.

Boston College won its season opener, 84-70, against the Fla. International Golden Panthers thanks to a career day from Anderson, who had 29 points and 17 rebounds. The Eagles led by as many as 18 points in the first half before allowing the Golden Panthers to come back and tie the game, only to have Anderson and company take control once more in the closing minutes. The Eagles shot 44.8 percent from the field as a unit and out-rebounded the competition, 44-27. Dennis Clifford, Olivier Hanlan and Patrick Heckmann each had 12 points for BC.

Baylor has won its first two contests of the year, posting a 99-77 win over Lehigh and a 78-47 victory over Jackson State. Through two games, Isaiah Austin (22 PPG, but has only played one game) and Cory Jefferson (20 PPG, 10 RPG) have paced the Bears, who have four players averaged double-digit scoring. Pierre Jackson is scoring 19.5 points per game and is averaging 9.5 assists while Taurean Prince is averaging 10.5 points and 6.0 rebounds.

Thursday's game tips off at 3 p.m. ET and will be televised nationally on ESPNU.



For more Boston College basketball coverage, visit our blog, BC Interruption.

Trending Discussions

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SB Nation Boston

You must be a member of SB Nation Boston to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Boston. You should read them.

Join SB Nation Boston

You must be a member of SB Nation Boston to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Boston. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.