Boston College men’s basketball took on Holy Cross at home on Friday, picking up their third win in as many games this season with a dominating showing in the 85-55 win.
The Eagles scored the first 7 points and never looked back as the lead grew steadily over the course of the game. Their lead never fell below double-digits after the first five minutes of play.
Langford Jr. led the way, with a career and game-high 20 points on six-of-nine shooting. Sixteen of his points came in the first half, and he may have had more if BC hadn’t been winning by such a wide margin. Langford Jr. also assisted three baskets for his teammates.
Earl Grant’s defensive game plan early on involved shrinking the floor, as BC defenders swarmed the paint and gave the offense plenty of room on the perimeter, forcing Holy Cross to take jumpers. When they could get shots up, they were falling, as Holy Cross shot above 50 percent for most of the game, but the BC defense eventually started to get more aggressive, cutting off passing lanes and forcing 19 turnovers.
Freshman guard Kyrell Luc was the only significant source of offense for Holy Cross in the first half, scoring 10 of their first 14 points. As the game progressed, however, BC was able to slow him down. He ended the game with a team-high 18 points.
BC did a good job of valuing their possessions and limiting mistakes. They only turned the ball over nine times.
The Eagles also dominated on offense, shooting nearly 60 percent from the field on the night. They got the majority of their points in the paint, with plenty of powerful dunks and layups through contact.
Overall, it was a team win for the Eagles. In addition to Langford Jr., T.J. Bickerstaff, Jaeden Zackery, Makai Ashton-Langford, and Quinten Post also each put up double-digit points.
The Eagles (2-0) will stay at home to take on Fairfield Sunday afternoon.
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