Boston College holds off Penn State 73-61

Boston College holds off Penn State 73-61
November 28, 2012, 11:37 pm
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STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) Freshman Olivier Hanlan scored 22 points and Boston College withstood a furious late-game rally to beat Penn State 73-61 on Wednesday night in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge.

The Eagles (3-4) led by 20 with 6:21 left before an 18-1 run got Penn State within 60-57 with 3:05 left, led by Jermaine Marshall (25 points) and D.J. Newbill (22).

Hanlan's three-point play on a jumper in the lane ended the spurt, and Andrew Van Nest's open layup gave Boston College a 65-59 lead with 1:52 left.

Joe Rahon added 14 points for Boston College, which built its big lead off a run of 3-point shooting in the second half and defensive lapses in the lane by Penn State.

But the young Eagles, who start three sophomores and two freshmen, nearly let it slip away down the stretch.

Hanlan finished 15 of 19 from the foul line.