Ryan Anderson capped off a brilliant first half with a buzzer-beating three from halfcourt to give the Boston College Eagles a 43-41 lead over the No. 16/17 ranked Baylor Bears at halftime in the opening round of the 2012 Charleston Classic in Charleston, South Carolina.
Anderson finished the half with 19 points -- two more than he had at the break in BC's season-opening 84-70 win over FIU -- on 8-of-12 shooting and collected two rebounds. Anderson scored his team's first 10 points and was the Eagles' only double-digit scorer at the break. Andrew Van Nest scored seven to lead the BC bench while Patrick Heckmann had four points and four rebounds. The Eagles are shooting 54.5 percent (18-for-33) from the floor and hold a 10-4 advantage in assists.
Pierre Jackson had a strong first half for Baylor, scoring a team-high 17 points on 7-of-8 shooting. The Bear have hit 50 percent of their shots (16-for-32) through 20 minutes.
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