Men's Basketball Falls To Boston College

BOSTON (AP) - Kenny Walls scored 18 points off the bench as Boston College coasted to a 89-65 win Saturday over New Hampshire in the season opener for both schools.

It was the Eagles' 25th win in their last 26 openers, the only loss coming against Marquette last year. Boston College was 6-21 last season, its worst record in school history.

The loss spoiled Phil Rowe's debut as New Hampshire head coach. It's his third school in the state of New Hampshire after spending the past three seasons at Keene State and the previous 10 at Plymouth State.

Xavier Singletary scored 16 points, Troy Bell had 12 and Jon Beerbohm added 11 for BC.

Marcelle Williams led New Hampshire with 22 points. The Wildcats were just 4-23 last season, 0-14 on the road.

After a sluggish start, the Eagles used a 7-0 run midway into the first half to open their first double-digit lead of the game, 31-21.

BC, which hit just 14 of 23 free throws in the first half, led 47-34 at intermission.

New Hampshire cut it to 49-39 on Williams' three-point play with just over 17 minutes left before BC broke the contest open with a 17-4 run over the ensuing four minutes.

The Wildcats never moved closer than 17 points in the final 11 minutes.

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