BC: Quick Recap/Player of the Game

Chaz Briggs gave West Virginia the inside boost they were looking for, but it wasn't enough to give the Mountaineers an upset win over the Eagles on Sunday.

Briggs finally got the ball in the flow of West Virginia's offense and responded with 13 points. Briggs was able to operate against two of the Eagles' bigger players inside, and had one of his better performances of the season in the disappointing 75-70 loss.

Briggs was 6-6 from the field and added four rebounds to his excellent effort.

West Virginia sprinted out to early leads of as many as 16 points, but then got out of their normal style of play, which allowed Boston College to cut the deficit to six points at the half. Kevin Pittsnogle scored nine of his twelve points in the early going to push WVU out to an early double digit lead and quiet the crowd, but sloppy play and quick shots combined to get the Eagles back into the game at the half.

Poor shooting and bad interior defense combined to put WVU away in the second half. WVU made just six of 24 three point shots in the game, and also missed numberous layps in the late stages of the game that could have given the Mountaineers a chance to steal the win.

Boston College got the ball inside to Craig Smith for numerous easy chances and steadily built their lead to as many as 11 points before West Virginia mounted a late rally. The Mountaineers were never able to get closer than four, however, as Boston College weathered some bad passes and missed free throws to preserve the win.

The three headed monster of Troy Bell, Craig Smith and Ryan Sidney combined for 61 of the Eagles' 75 points. Drew Schifino lead WVU with 24 points.


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