MEN'S HOOPS FALLS TO BOSTON COLLEGE, 67-57, IN SEASON OPENER
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CHESTNUT HILL, Mass.
- The University of New Hampshire men’s basketball team fell to Boston College, 67-57, in the season opener at Conte Forum on Saturday, Nov. 10. Senior guard Tyrece Gibbs (Brockton, Mass.) tallied 17 points in the first half alone en route to a team-high 22-point effort.

Freshman center Dane DiLiegro (Lexington, Mass.) pulled down 11 boards to lead the Wildcats in addition to seven points.

The Wildcats, who trailed by as many as 15 (20-5) with 11:34 to go in the first half, stopped the Eagles momentum, holding them scoreless for over five minutes. With 7:35 remaining, Gibbs and freshman guard Eric Gilchrese (Springfield, Ill.) combined for 12 points to lead the Wildcats on a 12-0 run. The Wildcats took the lead during the run on a Gilchrese 3-pointer with 2:37 remaining. New Hampshire, who lost to the Eagles by 40 points just last season, took a two point lead into the locker room at halftime.

The momentum got back on the home team’s side. Led by an 18-point second-half effort by Rakim Sanders, the Eagles took the lead for good, 44-41, with 12:14 remaining. Sanders totaled a team-high 22 points and six rebounds in the game for the Eagles. Biko Paris chipped in with 19 points in the game for Boston College. The Wildcats remained in the game, coming as close as three points, 56-52, with 3:32 remaining.

New Hampshire opens-up at home against Suffolk on Wednesday, Nov. 14. Tip-off at Lundholm Gymnasium is scheduled for 7 p.m. Tickets are still available, for more information visit www.unhwildcats.com.
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