Ryan Anderson drifted back to earth after two impressive performances to start the season, scoring 14 points and grabbing eight rebounds as the Boston College Eagles were blown away by the Dayton Flyers, 87-71, in the consolation game of the 2012 Charleston Classic on Friday afternoon in Charleston, S.C.
Boston College (1-2) led by five, 19-14, with 12:39 to play in the first half and maintained a three-point edge, 23-20, at the 8:14 mark, but after a Josh Benson Dunk and a Devin Oliver layup put Dayton in control for good. The Flyers ended the first half on a 17-3 run and led 37-26 at the break. BC was outscored, 50-45, in the second half.
Joe Rahon led the Eagles with 16 points and four assists. Patrick Heckmann made three treys and totaled 13 points while Dennis Clifford had eight points and six rebounds and Lonnie Jackson made a pair of threes to finish with six points. Boston College connected on 24-of-49 baskets (49.0 percent) but was out-rebounded 27-20.
Dyshawn Pierre led all scorers with 23 points on 8-of-8 shooting for Dayton, which shot a sizzling 61.8 percent (34-for-55). Devin Oliver added 17 points while Kevin Dillard scored 14 and Vee Sanford amassed 10 points, eight rebounds and six assists.
The Eagles are off until next Wednesday when they host the Auburn Tigers.
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