With Kris Dunn (injured) and Brandon Austin (suspension) sidelined for the opener, PC still found a way to start off the season on a good note, squeezing past the Eagles 82-78 in overtime at the Dunk last night.
Bryce Cotton started right where he left off last season, leading the team with a game-high 28 points as the primary ball handler. Cotton was the difference in the game, playing all 45 minutes for Providence.
The Friars also got a big 15 points from Josh Fortune, who played extended minutes in the absence of Dunn.
LaDontae Henton led the Friars with 11 double-doubles last season and added another one last night, netting 15 points and pulling down a game-high 13 rebounds.
The Eagles got solid games from Ryan Anderson (21 points) and Olivier Hanlan (23 points), but Boston College fell just shy of an impressive road win.
The Friars will now play three home games in less than a week starting on Wednesday–Brown (11/13), Marist (11/16), and Vermont (11/18).