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Boston College 85, Lehigh 69: Claudell Harris Jr. drops 29 points, reaches 1,000 in career

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Chestnut Hill, Ma. — Boston College beat Lehigh 85-69 Friday night, as Claudell Harris Jr. popped off for 29 points including seven three-pointers and his 1,000th collegiate point.

Harris Jr. roared out of the gate, scoring 13 points on 4-of-5 shooting from behind the arc to give BC a 15-2 advantage at the first timeout of the game. The Eagles cruised to victory from there. Despite Quinten Post and Jaeden Zackery struggling early, neither scored until midway through the half, the Eagles rode Harris’ hot hand instead.

Devin McGlockton nearly missed a double-double effort, tallying eight points along with a team-best 10 rebounds. Post and Zackery would get going in the second half and both added 13 points respectively. Harris finished 7-of-10 from behind the arch with three assists.

This win gives the Eagles a 9-2 non-conference record, their best since the 2018-19 season. Up next the Eagles will pick up ACC play in the new year, January 2nd 7pm at Conte Forum where they will take on Wake Forest.

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