Boston College vs. Penn State final score: Eagles beat Nittany Lions in ACC-Big Ten Challenge, 73-61

Joshua S. Kelly-US PRESSWIRE

Olivier Hanlan had a career-high 22 points as Boston College downed Penn State, 73-61, in the ACC-Big Ten Challenge on Wednesday evening.

Olivier Hanlan had a career night, scoring a team-high 22 points and collection five rebounds and four assists as the Boston College Eagles down the Penn St. Nittany Lions, 73-61, in the ACC-Big Ten Challenge on Wednesday night.

The Eagles, who had dropped four of their last five games, led by seven at the break, 31-24, and outscored the Nittany Lions, 42-37, in the final 20 minutes.

Joe Rahon finished with 14 points and was the only other Eagle beside Hanlan to reach double figures, although Andrew Van Nest had nine points off the bench for Boston College, which shot 42.2 percent from the field (19-for-45). Ryan Anderson, the team's leading scorer and rebounder, totaled six points and nine rebounds while Dennis Clifford had five points and two boards. The Eagles finished with 34 rebounds, 13 assists, eight steals and 12 turnovers.

Jermaine Marshall's 25 points led all scorers for the Nittany Lions. D.J. Newbill scored 22, but no other Nittany Lion topped five points and three players finished with three points. Penn State was limited to 35.8 percent shooting and amassed 32 rebounds, six assists, six steals and had 13 turnovers.

The ACC and Big Ten each finished with six wins in this year's challenge.



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

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