Patrick Heckmann scored 21 of his career-high 32 points in the second half and helped the Boston College Eagles erase a seven-point deficit to force overtime and eventually defeat the UC Riverside Highlanders, 66-62, in overtime in a consolation game at the 76 Classic tournament inside the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, CA.
Boston College (2-3) took an early 12-8 lead but surrendered the lead late in the opening half, ultimately falling behind 26-23 at halftime. The Eagles outscored the Highlanders, 33-30, in the second half and 10-6 in the overtime period. BC shot 40.4 percent for the game (19-for-47) while UC Riverside shot 39.3 percent from the field (22-for-56).
Matt Humphrey scored 11 points, but only made 2-of-10 shots from the field. Humphrey was a perfect 6-for-6 from the free throw line and hit two clutch free throws at the end of overtime to seal the victory. Heckmann was also tremendous at the line, drilling 10-of-10 free throws. As a team, Boston College made a season-high 22-of-25 free throws.
Boston College will play in the consolation brack final on Sunday at 4 p.m. (ESPNU).