CHESTNUT HILL - Biko Paris led all scorers with nine points in the first half as Boston College took a 31-26 lead over Holy Cross into halftime at Conte Forum.
Holy Cross scored the first two points of the game on senior center Andrew Keister's put back under the rim.
Senior Corey Raji put Boston College on the board on his shot under the hoop with 17:45 to play in the first, tying the game 2-2. The Eagles controlled the next few minutes, as a three-pointer from freshman Danny Rubin and two threes from senior guard Biko Paris put Boston College up 11-6.
Both teams battled back and forth through the majority of the half, but the Eagles were able to pull away in the final minutes of the first half to take a slim lead at the break,.
Boston College made 11-of-28 shots while Holy Cross made 11-of-29 shots in the first half.
Cortney Dunn had six points, and both Corey Raji and Reggie Jackson added four for the Eagles. Keister had a team-high eight points and both Devin Brown and Andrew Beinert scored five points for the Crusaders.