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Boston College 75, The Citadel 71: Eagles hang on for the road win

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Boston College snuck away with the win Friday night, taking down The Citadel in what was a tight matchup all the way through. Jaeden Zackery led the team with 21 points and four steals as the Eagles grabbed their second win of the season by a score of 75-71.

The Eagles had to work around not having Quinten Post for a decent chunk of the second half. The big man got in foul trouble early and played a total of just 20 minutes on the night -- though still salvaged a strong 10 points on 5-of-8.

BC struggled to defend the three-pointer all game, with them shooting around 50% for almost the whole game, though the Eagles capitalized on some late misses by them. Elijah Morgan went 4-of-8 from beyond the arch and Keynan Davis also went 4-for-6. BC was down but well in reach for a good chunk of the game as well, but they took a lead in the second half and got a major momentum boost from Claudell Harris Jr. knocking down a three, before seconds later, stealing a pass and grabbing a breakaway slam dunk.

Devin McGlockton's layup and Zackery's two free throws late would put the Bulldogs out of reach.

Harris Jr. finished with 12 points despite being 1-of-5 from three-point range in a location not all that far from his home last season, Charleston Southern. McGlockton had 12 and Donald Hand Jr. added 14 with a pair of three-pointers as well.

The Eagles return home next week and host Richmond Wednesday before hosting cross-town foe Harvard Saturday.

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