CHESTNUT HILL - Led by two three pointers from Ryan Anderson, the Boston College Eagles started the game razor sharp from the field, making their first five field goals to grab a 13-7 lead. Unfortunately, they fell victim to old habits and fell into a horrible scoring drought in which they were held scoreless for 9:11 and missed 13 consecutive field goals, allowing the Duke Blue Devils to jump back into the game and take a 30-21 lead into halftime on Sunday night at Conte Forum.
Austin Rivers, son of Boston Celtics head coach Doc Rivers, led all scorers with 12 points. Mile Plumlee was virtually uncontested in the paint, making 3-of-4 field goals to score seven points. Seth Curry added six points for Duke.
Anderson finished with a team-high nine shots in the first half for Boston College. Matt Humphrey made 2-of-4 shots -- both threes -- and had two field goals to finish with eight points in the half. Jordan Daniels added four points.
Duke shot 44.4 percent in the opening half while BC made 31.8 percent of its shots.