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Eagles Suffer First Loss of Season to Belmont

CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. -- Belmont outscored Boston College 32-9 over a 12-minute span, closing the first half and into the second, earning a 100-85 win in game two of the Gotham Classic.

It was a back-and-forth first half that saw eight ties and 16 lead changes. The Eagles led by as many as five - 22-17 with 12:59 to play - and held onto a one-point lead after a jumper made it 45-44 with just over a minute left in the half.

But Belmont would close the opening frame with five straight points, beginning the run that proved costly for Eagles.