Ryan Anderson had 24 points and seven rebounds to lead Boston College to a 71-68 victory over Providence on Saturday afternoon at Conte Forum.
Olivier Hanlan contributed 17 points and 12 rebounds for BC (6-5).
For Providence (8-3), Bryce Cotton score 33 points, hitting 7-of-14 treys, while Kadeem Batts had 14 points and seven rebounds.
The game was tied at 36 at the break. With 6:02 remaining, BC used a 7-2 run -- fueled by 3-pointers from Patrick Heckmann and Lonnie Jackson -- to turn a one-point deficit into a 60-56 lead. The Eagles never trailed again, although Providence kept things close until the end. After Cotton hit two free throws with 57 seconds left, the margin was two. On BC's ensuing possession, Anderson took a pass from Joe Rahon and laid the ball in as the shot clock expired to make it a two-possession game.
In Cambridge, Wesley Saunders scored 14 points to pace a balanced scoring attack for Harvard in a 72-65 victory over Holy Cross.
Siyani Chambers, who this week was named a candidate for the Bob Cousy Award as the top point guard in college basketball, scored 14 points for the Crimson (6-4), who also received 13 points and six rebounds from Christian Webster.
Dave Dudzinski led Holy Cross (7-5) with 22 points and Justin Burrell netted 13.
Harvard led by nine at the half, 36-27, but the lead was only two points with 1:02 to play, 67-65. Saunders hit 1-of-2 free throws with 35 seconds left and Laurent Rivard grabbed a defensive rebound and hit two free throws with 13 seconds remaining to put the game out of reach.
At Boston University, D.J. Irving scored 23 points and the Terriers used a 13-0 run late in the second half to pull away from Cornell for a 70-57 victory.
Malik Thomas scored all 17 of his points in the second half for BU (5-6), hitting 5-of-5 treys.
Jarret Payton, son of NFL legend Walter Payton, joins MFB to breakdown the troubles in the Bears locker room, the team's struggles at home, and the upcoming match up against the Patriots.
WEEI.com's Mike Petraglia and Chris Price look ahead to Sunday's game against the Bears and what the Patriots need to do to contain dynamic running back Matt Forte.
We check in with SI/MMQB's Peter King for his weekly take on the Patriots and all things NFL.
Jackie MacMullan joins MFB for the first time this season. She discusses the rejection of NBA lottery reform, Rajon Rondo, and the Celtics chances this season.
Kirk Minihane joins the We Hate Dwyane Wade Show to preview the upcoming Celtics season. Ben and Sam also discuss the Rajon Rondo/Jeff Green trade rumors and dabble in the classic NBA analytics debate.
Joe Castiglione does his annual wrap-up of the season by reading the poem by Bart Giamatti.
Mut and Rob discuss the "kids" and the variety of young bodies the Red Sox called upon this season. Specifically, they look at Bogaerts and Bradley, Jr. and where things went wrong. They give their opinions on which one will right the ship next season.
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Pierre McGuire joins the guys to talk about the Bruins, the Johnny Boychuck trade, and the rest of the NHL
We talk pucks with Jack Edwards of NESN for his take on an impressive win over the San Jose Sharks and the state of the B's in general.
Brick talked about the emergence of Torey Krug as a solid D pairing with Seidenberg and how well the Power Play is playing. He contributes that to 2 different units competing. Brick also likes the versatility of Simon Gagne.
Rodney discussed Russell Wilson and the Seahawks.
The top stories of the day as recounted by Kirk Minihane.
The guys discussed Freeman's story on Russell Wilson.
The guys give their initial reaction to Zdeno Chara hurting his knees and how scared the Patriots should be after watching the Broncos dominate the Chargers.
Matt Forte, Jay Cutler, and the disease of losing.
We talk to Ben Volin of the Boston Globe, who broke the Darrelle Revis late-gate story.
Michael and Dale discuss the ins and outs of the Darrelle Revis late-gate, and whether his reaction was what the Patriots were looking for out of him,
We tackle four topics about notorious incidents where Boston athletes (and media members) showed up LATE!
Mikey, Villani and Lenny are talking about the 2004 Red Sox on the anniversary of Game 4 of the ALCS with Dave Roberts steal abd Bill Mueller driving him in and what it was like to witness.
Mikey, Mut and Lenny are talking about the Patriots and how they have stacked up through the years and what got them to the three championships and five Super Bowl appearances in the Brady-Belichick era.
Mikey and Mut take a call from someone who wants to criticize Belichick the GM and his history of drafting players and making moves in the draft.
AJ Soares joins the show to talk about the Revs run to the playoffs, how Jermaine Jones has impacted the team, and should Lee Nguyen for MVP.
The Dennis & Callahan Show producers fight back.
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