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Anderson, Hanlan help Boston College beat Wake Forest 80-72 for just 2nd win in a month

  • Wake Forest forward Devin Thomas (2) shoots as Boston College guard Joe Rahon (25) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Winston-Salem, N.C., Saturday, March 1, 2014. (AP Photo/The Journal, Bruce Chapman)

    Wake Forest forward Devin Thomas (2) shoots as Boston College guard Joe Rahon (25) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Winston-Salem, N.C., Saturday, March 1, 2014. (AP Photo/The Journal, Bruce Chapman)  (The Associated Press)

  • Boston College forward Ryan Anderson (12) shoots in front of Wake Forest forward Devin Thomas (2) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Winston-Salem, N.C., Saturday, March 1, 2014. (AP Photo/The Journal, Bruce Chapman)

    Boston College forward Ryan Anderson (12) shoots in front of Wake Forest forward Devin Thomas (2) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Winston-Salem, N.C., Saturday, March 1, 2014. (AP Photo/The Journal, Bruce Chapman)  (The Associated Press)

  • Wake Forest forward Travis McKie (30) shoots as Boston College center KC Caudill (5) defends during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Winston-Salem, N.C., Saturday, March 1, 2014. (AP Photo/The Journal, Bruce Chapman)

    Wake Forest forward Travis McKie (30) shoots as Boston College center KC Caudill (5) defends during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Winston-Salem, N.C., Saturday, March 1, 2014. (AP Photo/The Journal, Bruce Chapman)  (The Associated Press)

Ryan Anderson scored 24 points to help Boston College beat Wake Forest 80-72 on Saturday.

Olivier Hanlan added 17 points for the Eagles (8-21, 4-12 Atlantic Coast Conference), who won for just the second time in the span of a month. BC had stunned then-No. 1 Syracuse on the road on Feb. 19 but lost its other seven games in February, including the past two at Miami and at home to Pittsburgh.

But BC earned its third road win this year, shaking free of its season-long struggles to hand the Demon Deacons (15-14, 5-11) the kind of home loss that won't help fourth-year coach Jeff Bzdelik's fading standing with the fan base.

Boston College came into the game as the ACC's worst rebounding team, but dominated the boards — including 13-2 on the offensive glass — and knocked down plenty of free throws to stay in control after halftime.