Patrick Heckmann’s free throw with 12:29 left in the first half gave Boston College an early 13-8 lead. From there, BC would only score four points the rest of the half, and the Orange took a 35-17 into intermission.
With Kentucky head coach John Calipari and Syracuse associate head coach Mike Hopkins sitting front and center, Huntington Prep won, 76-57, and Bryant finished with a double-double of 11 points and 10 rebounds.
In the race for as many conference victories as possible before the heavy back-end of the schedule features five of the final seven games against teams currently ranked in the Top 10, anything but a win over BC Tuesday would in of itself be enough to keep any Orange fan up at night.
Saturday afternoon, Syracuse’s seven-game win streak ended with a thud. Or, to be more correct about it, a series of thuds, specifically ones made from a basketball hitting the backboard or rim before falling harmlessly away.
A 13-4 record with this squad isn’t too bad. There are fewer NBA prospects than previous teams. Just a bunch of guys who have a chance for a solid college career. It’ll be up to them to uphold that standard.