After a slow first half in which both teams shot around 34% from the field, BC used a strong defensive effort to defeat in-state rival UMASS. BC's shots began to fall in the second half and a pair of key three-pointers by Joe Trapani and Rakim Sanders helped thwart a potential UMASS rally. BC used a balanced scoring attack, including 18 points from Raji (all in the second half), 18 from Trapani, 15 from Sanders and 13 from Jackson. BC was able to exploit UMASS' full court pressure which translated into plenty of easy baskets for Raji. Skinner praised the team's ball movement as the Eagles had 22 total assists on their 30 baskets. BC was also able to limit their turnovers (6) and force 19 by UMASS which helped compensate for the vast rebounding margin held by UMASS.The defensive effort...

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