NCAAB Game Recap - Northwestern at Boston College
Tue Dec 3, 2019 7:00 PM EST

Mich
43
Lou
58
F
Duke
87
MSU
75
F
Brad
56
Mem
71
F
FlaSt
64
Ind
80
F
MD-ES
46
Baylor
78
F
HBU
68
Dayt
99
F
Butl
67
Miss
58
F
NDSt
60
IndSt
71
F
E KY
67
USC-Up
79
F
StPet
69
StJon
79
F
BethC
67
Stetsn
72
F
Dart
80
GASt
83
F(OT)
Copp
85
ECU
75
F
NW
82
BC
64
F
StAnd
58
App
90
F
Coker
59
GWebb
73
F
Rich
80
Hamp
63
F
W Ky
74
WriSt
76
F
OlDom
46
W&M
63
F
Chat
77
WCU
87
F
Oakl
72
W MI
62
F
Iowa
68
Syr
54
F
Lafy
94
StJos
71
F
Buck
69
Rider
89
F
UNCA
83
Charl
75
F
NoKY
76
MiaO
54
F
Detr
57
Kent
92
F
JacSt
60
GMas
67
F
Quin
77
FaDi
78
F
Valpa
79
E MI
85
F
Vermt
73
Cin
82
F
LoyIL
70
Ball
58
F
UMBC
61
Amer
85
F
(N/A)
64
Samf
97
F
(N/A)
38
MidTN
86
F
(N/A)
61
McNee
107
F
Lipsco
75
Belm
80
F
NebOm
73
ArkSt
78
F
Buff
76
Vand
90
F
SamH
86
TexPA
90
F(2OT)
UAB
57
Tex
67
F
TXAMC
67
TexSA
89
F
Murr
69
MOSt
71
F
SeLA
81
ULLa
98
F
NWSt
51
SMU
77
F
ChaSo
68
Mizzu
60
F
WIMil
53
Drake
56
F
APSU
61
Ark
69
F
Oral
60
Crei
72
F
Rut
60
Pitt
71
F
IlSt
69
TCU
81
F
UTEP
56
NMSt
59
F
MtStM
67
GrCan
75
F(OT)
JackSt
58
Denv
67
F
NOrl
54
LSU
90
F
UCSB
64
CSBak
60
F
InWor
60
Seatt
81
F
(N/A)
36
Sac
72
F
AzSt
71
USF
67
F

Dec 3, 2019, 7:00 PM EST

Final

1

2

T

Northwestern (4-3)

37

45

82

Boston College (4-5)

27

37

64

Wildcats run past Eagles 82-64 in Big Ten/ACC Challenge
Tue Dec 3, 2019 10:14 PM

BOSTON (AP) Northwestern coach Chris Collins didn't know what to expect from his young team in its first true road game.

They passed the first test easily.

Miller Kopp and Boo Buie each scored 20 points, and the Wildcats beat Boston College 82-64 in a Big Ten/ACC Challenge matchup Tuesday night.

Ryan Young added 12 points and Pete Nance had a pair of 3-pointers during a key 16-0 first half run for the Wildcats (4-3). Nance finished with eight points.

"I was really anxious to see how our guys were going to be," Collins said. "I thought a lot of guys did a lot of big things."

The Wildcats' run over a 5:36 stretch turned a one-point deficit into a 35-20 edge. Nance started it with a 3 and Kopp added a trey in his five points.

BC was outscored 23-2 at the start of the second half in its last game, a 20-point loss at Richmond.

"A little bit of the `Here we go again type thing,"' Eagles coach Jim Christian said. "We've got to fight through that. You can't keep letting that happen. You can't keep digging holes. We just keep digging holes."

During the spree, the Wildcats switched to zone and didn't come out of it from midway in the first half until after the midpoint of the second.

Northwestern led 37-27 at halftime and pushed its lead to 60-42 on Buie's fastbreak layup with 11:13 left.

After a timeout by BC, A.J. Turner nailed two free throws, giving the Wildcats their first 20-point lead of the night.

The zone worked.

"Sometimes if you throw some curveballs out there or a different pitch, maybe it can get them out of rhythm," Collins said. "I felt like it was working a little bit."

The Eagles didn't get their deficit below double digits the rest of the way.

Jairus Hamilton led BC (4-5) with 12 points, Derryck Thornton had 11 and Jay Heath 10. The Eagles lost their fourth straight game.

BIG PICTURE

Northwestern: The Wildcats have the least experienced team in the conference. When BC was making a slight run, they showed patience and mostly relied on the playmaking of Turner and freshman guard Buie.

Boston College: The Eagles couldn't get out of the offensive funk that plagued them the previous two games in double-digit losses against Saint Louis and Richmond.

"I think we keep going through these lulls and when you're not scoring you have to make up for it with extra effort," Christian said.

BLOOPER MOMENT

Northwestern guard Pat Spencer had a steal and breakaway dunk, but the 6-foot-3 grad transfer, who was a standout four-year lacrosse player at Loyola, fell on his backside after the slam.

FAMILIAR PLACE

Wildcats senior forward Turner played his first two years of collegiate ball at BC before transferring to Northwestern in the summer of 2017. He scored six points with two assists in just under 24 minutes of playing time.

"This is a place he loves. Although he was looking for a different basketball situation, he has fond memories of this place," Collins said. "He loves this school, a lot of friendships. It doesn't always go well when you play your old team. I thought he handled that."

THE QUOTE

Christian hopes the return to ACC play will spark his team.

"I hope so. I hope you're right," he said. "It should. They know what they want to do. We just need a little leadership right now - on the court leadership."

UP NEXT

Northwestern: At Purdue in its Big Ten opener on Sunday afternoon.

Boston College: At Notre Dame in ACC play Saturday afternoon.

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Leaders

Northwestern PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
J. Jones 0 0 0 2 0 0
B. Buie 20 0 1 4 2 0
Boston College PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
C. Herren Jr. 0 0 0 0 0 0
J. Hamilton 0 0 0 1 1 0

Team Comparison

NW BC
Points For 82 64
Field Goals 32/55-58% 26/58-45%
Three Pointers 9/20-45% 8/27-30%
Free Throws 9/10-90% 4/9-44%
Offensive Rebounds 7 5
Defensive Rebounds 31 16
Rebounds 44 25
Blocks 0 1
Steals 5 5
Turnovers 14 11
Personal Fouls 15 12
Technical Fouls 0 0
Ejections 0 0

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

Date Result Away Pts Ldr Home Pts Ldr
Tue Dec 3 NW 82 @ BC 64 R. Beran 1 J. Rishwain 6

Game Information

Stadium: Silvio O. Conte Forum, Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts
Attendance: 4,004
Game Time: