Trapani and Rice carry BC to win over USF

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BOSTON (AP)—Joe Trapani scored 22 points and grabbed 11 rebounds to lead Boston College to its eighth straight win, 84-62 over San Francisco on Monday night.

Tyrese Rice scored 21 points, Corey Raji 16 and Reggie Jackson 13 for the Eagles (11-2), who have one more non-conference game before opening Atlantic Coast Conference play at No. 1 North Carolina on Jan. 4.

Dior Lowhorn paced San Francisco (7-7) with 18 points and Manny Quezada had 17. The Dons, who played nine of their 10 December games on the road, have lost six of seven.

BC led 42-29 at halftime before USF scored 10 of the first 12 second-half points to pull to 44-39.

The Dons closed it to 54-48 on Dontae Bryant’s trey with 12:09 to play. Then Trapani scored all of the points—the final ones coming on a 3 with 10:40 to play—in BC’s 7-1 spurt that helped push the Eagles ahead safely.

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 San Francisco
Dior Lowhorn Dior Lowhorn
8-16,  18 Pts
5 Rebs, 0 Assists
 Boston Coll.
Joe Trapani Joe Trapani
7-16,  22 Pts
11 Rebs, 3 Assists

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