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Boston College 92, Appalachian St. 67

11/22/2003

CHARLOTTE AMALIE, U.S. Virgin Islands (AP) -- Uka Agbai had 21
points and seven rebounds to lead Boston College to a
season-opening 92-67 victory over Appalachian State at the Paradise
Jam tournament Saturday.

Craig Smith scored 12 points, and Steve Hailey added 11. Louis
Hinnant and Jermaine Watson each added 10. Jared Dudley and Agbai
each had seven rebounds.

Derek Thomas finished with 18 points and 11 rebounds for the
Mountaineers (0-2). Noah Brown added 11 points.

The Eagles dominated the low post, outscoring the Mountaineers
26-14 in the paint in the first half, and 42-28 for the game.

Boston College broke open a two-point game with a 21-6 run in
the first half, extending its lead to 27-14 with 5:06 left in the
half. The Eagles were never seriously challenged again.

Boston College coach Al Skinner started substituting with when
the Eagles' lead reached 21 points with over eight minutes left.