By BRENDAN McGAIR
PROVIDENCE â€“ As much the sight of former PC baseball standout John McDonald bringing out the World Series trophy to where PawSox President Mike Tamburro and General Manager Lou Schwechheimer were standing at center court was cause for celebration, there was probably a lot of steam coming out of the Providence College locker room.
A strong push by the Boston College Eagles right before halftime enabled the visitors to grab a 31-127 lead over the Friars at halftime. The Eaglesâ€™ 11-2 surge coincided with lowpost threat Ryan Anderson scoring all six of his first-half points. The junior had been held off the scoreboard until there were four minutes left in the half.
The first half was defined by lots of pushing and grabbing, which in turn led to a bevy of whistles. A total of 19 fouls were called with four players â€“ two on each side â€“ called for two personals.
PC missed 15 of its final 19 shots to end the first half at 38.5 percent from the floor. As expected, sophomore Kris Dunn did not suit up while Rodney Bullock and Brandon Austin were not on Ed Cooleyâ€™s bench.
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