• Bowman's quick start in 2nd half carries BC past Dartmouth

    By: KEN POWTAK, Associated Press

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    BOSTON (AP) - Ky Bowman scored 19 points after being held scoreless nearly the entire first half, Jerome Robinson had 17 points and Boston College rebounded from an ugly loss by beating Dartmouth 86-72 on Saturday.

    Jordan Chatman scored 15, Nik Popovic added 14 with eight rebounds and Steffon Mitchell had 10 points with 10 boards for Boston College (12-6). The Eagles lost at No. 20 North Carolina by 30 points on Tuesday.

    Ian Sistare led Dartmouth (4-10) with 14 points. The Big Green dropped their fourth straight.

    Bowman's first points of the game- an off-balance 3-pointer from the top of the key - gave the Eagles a 41-38 edge at halftime.

    He then opened the second half with a 3-point play and followed that with a 3 from the top of the key after his dribble and quick stop sent his defender stumbling backward to the floor, capping a personal 9-0 spurt.

    After a basket by Dartmouth, the Eagles broke it open by scoring 17 of the next 19 points. Bowman had a pair of 3s - both from the right corner - and a windmill breakaway jam in the spree, giving him 12 points in the opening 4? minutes of the half.

    BIG PICTURE

    Dartmouth: Decent 3-point shooting can keep the Big Green in games this season. They hit 15 in a loss against Notre Dame in their only other matchup against an Atlantic Coast Conference team this season, on Dec. 19. They went 9 for 23 in the loss Saturday.

    Boston College: Coming off their lopsided loss at North Carolina, the Eagles needed to gain confidence, especially on the boards where they were outrebounded 58-23 by NC. BC owned a 35-26 edge over Dartmouth.

    VERBAL BUZZ

    There was added excitement around BC's program after highly-touted recruit Jairus Hamilton, a 6-foot-8 forward from Concord, North Carolina, announced on Twitter Thursday that he's verbally committed to the school. His brother Jared, a 6-foot-4 guard, sat on the Eagles' bench wearing a BC sweatshirt. Sources in the program said an announcement is expected soon that he'll transfer from Georgia Southern.

    LONGTIME SERIES

    BC owns a 22-9 edge in the series, which dates back to 1904-05. The Eagles are 7-0 at home.

    UP NEXT

    Dartmouth: Hosts Harvard next Saturday in an Ivy League matchup.

    Boston College: Returns to league play on Monday, hosting No. 23 Florida State. The Eagles have played three Top-25 teams in their last five games.

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