Men's Basketball Drops Rematch With Boston College
Dec. 23, 1999
BAYAMON, Puerto Rico (AP) - Xavier Singletary hit seven 3-pointers and scored 26 points, leading Boston College to an 83-59 victory over Massachusetts in the fifth-place game of the Puerto Rico Holiday Classic Thursday.
The victory snapped the Eagles' six-game losing streak to their in-state rival.
The Eagles (8-3), who lost to the Minutemen 74-67 on Dec. 4, beat Massachusetts for the first time since Jan. 26, 1979. They did it in convincing fashion, leading by at least 15 points the entire second half.
Singletary, who was 7-for-14 from beyond the arc, is in his first season at Boston College. His previous best game this season was 20 points against Vermont. The junior guard had a career-high 38 as a sophomore at Howard.
He had nine points in the first half when the Eagles, who have won five of six, took a 48-28 lead by shooting 62 percent from the field (18-for-29). Singletary, who also grabbed seven rebounds, was 5-for-8 on 3s in the second half. His biggest shot came with 13:41 to play after Massachusetts (6-5) had gotten within 52-37. His last 3 gave the Eagles a 76-54 lead with 3:37 left.
In the first meeting this season between Boston College and Massachusetts, Singletary had two points on 1-of-7 shooting and missed all three of his 3-point attempts.
Troy Bell, who had 29 points in the first meeting, added 16 points for Boston College, which shot 53 percent for the game (31-for-58). Jonathan Beerbohm had 14 points and nine rebounds.
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