Published December 08, 2012
BOSTON – Lonnie Jackson hit three 3-pointers in the second half, including a key one with 4:11 to play, and finished with 13 points to help Boston College pull out a 72-64 victory over St. Francis (N.Y.) on Saturday.
Patrick Heckmann paced the Eagles with 18 points, while Olivier Hanlan had 13 and Joe Rahon 12.
Boston College (4-5) avoided losing to a team from the Northeast Conference for the second time this season. The Eagles fell at home to Bryant on Nov. 25.
Jalen Cannon led St. Francis (2-5) with 23 points and 13 rebounds. The Terriers lost for the fifth time in six games.
With BC clinging to a 59-58 edge, Jackson nailed a 3 from about two feet behind the line atop of the key. Heckmann then had a steal at midcourt and went in for a breakaway dunk, giving the Eagles a 64-58 lead with 3:51 to play.