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For a college basketball player, mid-December can be a difficult time.  With first-half finals to get done, plus Christmas right around the corner, it’s easy to see how playing a game can be overlooked.  On Sunday afternoon the Boston College Eagles put those other things aside and took care of business at Conte Forum, defeating Central Connecticut State 84-65.

The win gives BC a four-game win streak, their first such streak since the 2015-16 season, and keeps them unbeaten at home for the season at 7-0. Their overall record of 9-3 is their best through 12 games since going 10-2 in the 2010-11 season. The Eagles placed five guys in double-figures and shot 50% for the afternoon. They would win the rebounding battle by a plus 11 and were a plus 16 in points in the paint (38-22). Head Coach Jim Christian thought ” his guys played well”, and for most of the game, they did.

Christian made a slight change in his starting lineup, inserting John Carlos Reyes for Nick Popovic. The switch was made because Popovic was under the weather and coach did not know how much he could get from him. The move paid off right away as Reyes scored the Eagles first basket of the game, and on the defensive end, he got a charge call made against CCSU forward Tyler Kohl (17 points team high).

CCSU would have the lead for only 39 seconds in the first half, on a free throw by Eric Bowels, his only point of the game. BC meanwhile would have the advantage for over 18 minutes, getting their biggest lead on a Jerome Robinson (13 points) three-pointer at the first half buzzer to give the Eagles a 43-36 halftime cushion.

The second half was all BC as a Robinson free throw gave the home team their first double-digit advantage at 48-38 with 17:23 left in the game. It would reach twenty on a Ky Bowman (14 points) layup with 13:59 to go (60-40). BC would get to its biggest margin of the afternoon on a three-pointer by Luka Kraljevic 70-43 with 10:39 left in the game.

The final ten minutes of the game was about what the final margin would be, as opposed to who would win the game. BC would maintain the 20-point lead until the last possession of the game when CCSU reserve Donyell Marshall scored a layup to make the margin 19 at 84-65 which turned out to be the final score.

The Eagles also got production from Jordan Chatman with 15 points, Nik Popovic with 11, and the first career double-double from Steffon Mitchell 13 points and 14 rebounds. After the game, Mitchell said, “we are a pretty good offensive team on the fast break” where BC had 10 fast break points.

CCSU got 15 points from Mustafa Jones. Boston College returns to the court next Saturday afternoon when they play host to Richmond.

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