BOSTON (AP) — DeMarr Langford Jr. scored 16 points and Quinten Post added 14 to lead Boston College to a 73-57 victory over Dartmouth on Tuesday night in the Eagles’ first game under new head coach Earl Grant.
Kanye Jones scored 12 and Makai Ashton-Langford added 10 points for BC, which fired Jim Christian last year with three weeks left in his seventh season. Grant was brought in from the College of Charleston, where in 2018 he led the Cougars to their first NCAA appearance in almost two decades. BC has not made the tournament since 2009.
Taurus Samuels and Brendan Barry scored 10 points apiece, and Aaryn Rai pulled down nine rebounds for Dartmouth. The Big Green finished sixth in the eight-team Ivy League in 2019-20 and did not play last season during the pandemic.
Boston College scored the game’s first seven points and then scored 13 straight midway through the first half – seven by Post – to open a 20-point lead. The Eagles made it 44-19 with the first basket of the second half before Dartmouth went on a 15-4 run to cut the deficit to 14 points.
But BC rattled off the next 12 points, capped by a fast-break dunk by Langford that made it 60-34 and sparked a celebration on the Eagles bench. The Big Green cut it to 16 points on a 3-pointer by Barry with three minutes left, but Gianni Thompson answered with a 3 for BC.
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