In the 109th meeting between the two New England-based schools, Providence and Boston College are tied at 34 at the end of the first half.
For the second straight game, LaDontae Henton has been held in check by opposing defenders. The Friars' leader has just five points after one half of play and is shooting a dismal 2-for-9 from the field. BC has done a good job levying their defense on him and has gotten few good looks to cash in on thus far.
With the absence on the scoreboard for Henton, guard Kris Dunn and center Carson Desrosiers have stepped up for the Friars. The tandem has combined for 22 points, 10 and 12 respectively, and have done well from an efficiency standpoint as well. They have shot a combined 9-for-12 on 2-point attempts, with Desrosiers knocking down a 3-pointer at the buzzer to knot the game up at the end of 20 minutes.
Leading the way for Boston College has been Olivier Hanlan. The Aylmer, Quebec native, who came into the game averaging 16.2 points per game has already exceeded that total in the first half alone as he has racked up a game-high 18 points thus far. He's done so with sparkling efficiency, missing just one of his eight attempts from the field.
Boston College is losing 8-2 in the turnover battle, but is winning in the rebounding department 19-15.
Enjoy the second half!