Freshman guard Olivier Hanlan scored 19 points, including the game-winning free throw with 19 seconds remaining, and Boston College snapped a three-game losing streak with a 50-49 victory over Auburn on Thursday afternoon at Conte Forum.
Auburn senior guard Frankie Sullivan (23 points, eight rebounds) had tied the game on a four-point play with 46 seconds left. Hanlan then was fouled driving the lane, and he hit the first of two for the winning point.
On Auburn's final possession, Sullivan was stripped by Joe Rahon and Hanlan while trying to shoot the ball with four seconds left. Auburn senior center Rob Chubb (12 points) dove to the floor with Rahon as the ball headed out of bounds and got it back to Sullivan, but Sullivan's 30-foot heave at the buzzer bounced off the front of the rim.
Rahon said he was seeking redemption on BC's final defensive stand after fouling Sullivan on his four-point play.
"I knew they were going to go to him, they would go to [Sullivan] on the last play," Rahon said. "He was my man and I just knew I had to get a stop to make up for that boneheaded play I made. [Hanlan] came in, had a great help. We jarred the ball loose and we were able to get a stop when we needed."
Hanlan was the only Eagle to shoot the ball well, hitting 7-of-11 shots. He also had six rebounds. Rahon, his classmate and backcourt mate, finished with 15 points.
When Hanlan scored on a drive down the middle of the lane with 3:56 left to extend BC's lead to seven, 47-40, the Eagles (2-3) appeared to have the game in control. But Auburn (2-3) answered with a Noel Johnson 3-pointer and two free throws from Chubb to draw within a pair, 47-45 with 1:52 left.
BC then missed a 3-pointer but got another possession when Eddie Odio came down with an offensive rebound. Rahon made it count, hitting a nice reverse lauyup with 1:03 left to make it a four-point game.
However, Rahon then fouled Sullivan while he hit a 3-pointer. The four-point play tied the game at 49 with 46 seconds left.
The game was tight throughout. With 12:14 remaining, BC led 35-32 after a layup by Sullivan drew Auburn within three. BC then hit consecutive 3-pointers (Patrick Heckmann and Rahon), which in this game constituted a major run. That gave the hosts a 41-32 advantage. Auburn went almost five minutes without a point, failing to score again until 7:22 remained, when Sullivan hit two free throws following three BC fouls in three seconds.
Auburn led by a point at the half, 26-25, after Sullivan drilled a 3-pointer with a second left. The Eagles shot an impressive 5-of-12 from 3-point range in the period but just 4-for-16 on shots inside the arc, and 2-of-6 on free throws. The starting trio of Ryan Anderson, Dennis Clifford and Lonnie Jackson combined to shoot 0-for-10.
Anderson, who missed the Eagles' last game with an injured foot, struggled in this one. He had a poor shooting night and battled foul trouble in the second half. With 16:30 left, he was headed to the bench after picking up his third foul when he got his fourth on a technical foul for arguing with Auburn guard Shaquille Johnson. He returned with 6:31 left but fouled out less than two minutes later with three points and seven rebounds. He missed all five of his field goal attempts and hit 3-of-6 free throws.
The game was listed as a non-bracketed (and predetermined) game of the Charleston Classic. BC went 0-3 in the three games in South Carolina, while Auburn went 1-2 there.
The Eagles next host Bryant on Sunday at 2 p.m.
We had an impromptu visit from Peter King from SI / MMQB to our Fenway Studios and decided to talk some NFL and Patriots with him.
Pete talks with The Senator, Phil Perry about the Patriots trading for Dwayne Allen, ruling out a return to New England for Martellus Bennett. They also talk about the potential future of Patriots backup QB Jimmy Garoppolo and some of the big names in NFL free agency
Pete, Thornton and Price give their final thoughts and predictions for the Super Bowl.
Dale, Holley and Rich Keefe discuss NBA lottery pick Lonzo Ball with his very outspoken father Lavar Ball. The guys touch on the Celtics, his feud with his sons' high school coach, Lonzo being better than Steph Curry and much more.
Kirk, Gerry, and Alex Reimer discuss whether or not Isaiah Thomas will win a title in Boston.
Gerry, Kirk, and Trenni react to the Celtics loss against the Suns.
Joe and Tim talk with Red Sox right fielder Mookie Betts after he provided the big hit in the 10th inning driving in 3 runs as the Red Sox beat the Blue Jays 4-1. Mookie talks about playing behind a pitcher like Chris Sale, and the amount of strikeouts from Sale lightens his work in the outfield.
In the final hour Christian talks about the Celtics and their poor performance and how they can not let a player like Rondo beat them. The Aaron Hernandez saga in Christian's opinion is similar to a TV show. In the late night low light a mystic has predicted that WW3 will be starting in a few weeks and Christian wonders how do you become a mystic and can you make a career out of it.
Christian talks about the Patriots visiting the White House and Gronk interrupting Sean Spicer during his press conference. Aaron Hernandez was the big story of the day and alot of people had their theories of what happened and why now. The Bruins lose another close one to the Senators and Christian talks about how the offense needs to perform better because they got a great game from the goalie and defense.
Hour 4. While discussing what kind of music Aaron Hernandez may have liked, the guys realize they hate musicals. Robert Kennedy Jr. has voice spasms. The week ends with a tragedy.
Hour 3. A game by game breakdown of the Patriots schedule. Kirk has the Patriots losing 12 games. There is breaking news that Hernandez left a note for his gay jailhouse lover.
Hour 2. Mut, Gerry, and Kirk compare LeBron to Bird. Is he the second best player of all-time if he wins a fourth title? Headlines with Kirk features sound from “Hot Chocolate.” Rear Admiral broke down the B’s playoff series with Arcand.
HOUR - The last hour of the show was all over the place as the guys did a dry rehearsal of a wacky video they're supposed to record next week. They also look at the biggest games in the NFL next year, and Fauria rips off "Keefer Madness" with his "Fauria Euphoria."
HOUR 3 - The guys get into expectations for the Celtics who are down 2-0 to the Rajon Rondo-less Bulls. They also wonder how much the Celtics are listening to Brad Stevens. Christian is excited for Caitlyn Jenner's nude spread.
HOUR 2 - News breaks that Rajon Rondo is out indefinitely with a fractured thumb. Rondo was dynamite in game 2. The guys discuss whether or not the Celtics now stand a chance.
Last two hours focused on our winter teams as they struggle in their first round match-ups.
Finish out the week on Freestyle Friday talking mostly about the Aaron Hernandez suicide and how it will affect his family in hour #2.
Hour One of freestyle Friday focused mostly on the Celtics and their matchup vs the now Rondo-less Bulls.
Kirk Minihane, Springsteen super fan, is joined by Garry W. Tallent, founding member of the E Street Band. Kirk and Garry talk about what it's like on tour with Bruce, how the band goes about selecting songs for the tour, Garry's projects away from the band, and Garry's upcoming solo tour that will bring him to the New England area.
Kirk Minihane, future radio hall of famer, sits down with current radio hall of famer Howie Carr. Kirk and Howie talk about Howie's latest book Kennedy Babylon. If you like famous people engaging in sex scandals, hard drug taking, and murder this is the podcast for you. Its a fascinating look at Boston's most famous family and the problems that took the family down.
Kirk Minihane, host and overlord of the morning show, brings Gerry Callahan and producers Chris and Ken into the studio to hear his show proposal. Kirk is thinking about making some changes to the morning show and wants to hear his crew's opinion.
Ben sits down with Diego Fagundez to talk about Diego's rise through the ranks of the academy, his accomplishment of reaching 10,000 minutes as a homegrown player, and how he has evolved his game.
Rich and Ben discuss the Celtics poor performances in Games 1 & 2, how we have to change our predictions, Rajon Rondo's thumb injury, and who is to blame for the terrible start to the series.
Ken Laird and Chris Curtis recap the entire week of K&C shows in one mega Friday edition
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