NCAAB Game Recap - Saint Louis at Boston College
Wed Nov 27, 2019 2:00 PM EST

MSU
75
UCLA
62
F
Dayt
84
Kansas
90
F(OT)
UNC
76
Alab
67
F
Maine
26
UVA
46
F
Gonz
94
SoMis
69
F
Seton
69
Oreg
71
F
NE
79
Web
69
F
LoyIL
68
OlDom
61
F
Bry
54
WCU
78
F
Mich
83
IaSt
76
F
TN-M
76
Boston
73
F
ColSt
79
WaSt
69
F
Drake
63
Murr
53
F
SCSt
47
Tuls
78
F
Charl
78
GASt
81
F(OT)
StLou
64
BC
54
F
MsVl
50
N AL
73
F
TexAr
57
Furm
58
F
GWebb
67
N CO
62
F
Manh
64
URI
73
F
MiaO
66
WriSt
71
F
SoFL
67
Nebras
74
F
Miss
74
PSU
72
F
Denv
64
SCla
81
F
SCar
72
NrthIA
78
F
KansSt
60
Brad
73
F
(N/A)
44
Vermt
93
F
Hartfo
58
SMU
90
F
Niag
54
IPFW
77
F
(N/A)
67
YSU
93
F
(N/A)
62
RobM
102
F
Norf
71
Monm
75
F
Stony
61
Del
75
F
SthAL
76
LaSal
81
F(OT)
NMSt
64
GMas
68
F
SEMO
57
CS-Ful
64
F
Alc
50
ArkLR
67
F
OkSt
86
Syr
72
F
(N/A)
71
Valpa
98
F
Samf
77
SDSt
86
F
Pitt
72
NW
59
F
WichSt
63
WVU
75
F
UGA
80
Chami
77
F
ECen
71
UTEP
91
F
(N/A)
43
IdaSt
102
F
SDak
84
CBap
83
F
PorSt
70
UCSB
81
F
Hof
69
USD
79
F
SJSU
48
OrSt
83
F
VaTec
77
BYU
90
F

Nov 27, 2019, 2:00 PM EST

Final

1

2

T

Saint Louis (6-1)

24

40

64

Boston College (4-3)

26

28

54

Goodwin scores 7 of 20 in 21-0 run; Saint Louis beats BC
Wed Nov 27, 2019 5:28 PM

BOSTON (AP) Saint Louis coach Travis Ford finally found something that worked in the second half. He simply made a lineup tweak and the Billikens took over from there.

Jordan Goodwin scored seven of his 20 points during a game-breaking 21-0 run midway into the second half, and Saint Louis posted a 64-54 victory over Boston College on Wednesday.

"I changed lineups for the first and second half because I thought I had something that might work," Ford said. "We had something that was really working for us, and we just kept going to it."

Ford didn't substitute for a long time, either.

"When you're playing offense as poorly as we are and there's no rhythm, when you find a rhythm you've to stick with it," he said. "I just stuck with it."

Gibson Jimerson added 11 points for the Billikens (6-1), who played their first road game of the season after an opening six-game homestand. Goodwin added 14 rebounds.

Derryck Thornton led BC (4-3) with 18 points, and Nik Popovic had 15 with eight rebounds. The Eagles have dropped three of four.

"What's more concerning is the stretch in the second half where it's a one-point game, two-point game and it goes to 15 because we become disconnected," BC coach Jim Christian said. "I don't know why for one stretch per night we do that and why the beginning of the game doesn't carry for 40 minutes."

Saint Louis took charge with their 21 unanswered points over nearly an eight-minute stretch midway into the second half, turning a three-point deficit to a 53-35 edge on Jimerson's 3-pointer from the right wing with 8:15 to play.

BC made a late charge, closing it to six points in the final minute.

Saint Louis forward Hasahn French, the Atlantic 10's reigning player of the week after grabbing 24 rebounds and scoring 21 points with seven blocks in the last game, had early foul trouble and scored 11 points with 11 boards in 24 minutes.

BC guard Jay Heath, the team's second leading scorer at 12.7 points per game, was out because of sickness and forward Jairus Hamilton, who missed the last five games after injuring his knee in the season opener, returned but took a hard fall in the first half going for a rebound.

Hamilton went to the locker room with a bruised right hip, but came back into the game late in the half.

Neither team shot over 31 percent (BC 30.8, Saint Louis 26.7) in a sloppy first half. The Eagles led 26-24 at intermission.

It was the teams' final game of the Gotham Classic, which features five schools from across the country (along with Belmont, Eastern Washington and High Point).

BIG PICTURE

Saint Louis: Picked seventh in the A-10's preseason poll, the Billikens have a solid core of juniors with Goodwin, Javonte Perkins and French that should made them very competitive in conference play.

Boston College: Facing a front line that rebounds well gave the Eagles a lot of trouble for the second straight game. It looks like it'll be the toughest thing for them to overcome this season with getting tougher inside. They got outrebounded 49-37.

"I thought in the first half we rebounded the ball very, very well," Christian said. "We knew what (Saint Louis was) going to do, but you've got to do it for both halves."

NEW STARTER

BC freshman Julian Rishwain, coming off a season-high 15 points in the last game, made his first collegiate start with Heath sidelined.

COURTSIDE VISITOR

Boston Celtics guard Marcus Smart watched most of the first half sitting across from BC's bench. He played for Ford at Oklahoma State. He was scheduled to play against the Brooklyn Nets later Wednesday.

Ford said he spent time with the team at practice the other day.

"We made a splice tape and showed our team right before we went out (our last game) of all his hustle plays; of him, probably the last couple of years, of him diving, rebounding, blocking, making unbelievable plays because I've been imploring our team for toughness," Ford said.

UP NEXT

Saint Louis: Hosts Southern Illinois on Sunday.

Boston College: At Richmond on Saturday.

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Leaders

Saint Louis PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
F. Thatch Jr. 0 0 0 0 1 0
Y. Collins 0 0 4 2 1 0
Boston College PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
S. Mitchell 0 0 0 8 1 0
K. Williams 0 0 0 0 0 0

Team Comparison

StLou BC
Points For 64 54
Field Goals 23/64-36% 19/54-35%
Three Pointers 5/19-26% 6/18-33%
Free Throws 13/23-57% 10/16-62%
Offensive Rebounds 17 6
Defensive Rebounds 32 31
Rebounds 52 38
Blocks 3 3
Steals 10 9
Turnovers 15 18
Personal Fouls 17 19
Technical Fouls 0 1
Ejections 0 0

2019-2020 Regular Season - StLou Leads Series 1-0

Date Result Away Pts Ldr Home Pts Ldr
Wed Nov 27 StLou 64 @ BC 54 T. Weaver 4 J. Hamilton 5

Game Information

Stadium: Silvio O. Conte Forum, Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts
Attendance: 4,265
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