Boston College aims to stay hot vs. Fairfield

NCAA Men's Basketball

Boston College looks to keep rolling through its nonconference slate as it hosts Fairfield on Sunday afternoon in Chestnut Hill, Mass.

DeMarr Langford Jr. put up a career-high 20 points to lead the Eagles in an 85-55 rout of Holy Cross on Friday. The Eagles (2-0) led by as many as 37 points in the second half and shot 59.6 percent (34 of 57) from the field.

Langford, a sophomore, is averaging 18.0 points on 73.7 percent shooting (14-of-19) through two games after leading the team with 14 in a season-opening 73-57 win over Dartmouth.

“I’m new coming into this. I’m basically a freshman, but I’ve got a second-year kind of veteran mentality,” Langford said about his early-season approach.

The Eagles have held opponents to 41.7 percent shooting (45 of 108) thus far.

Fairfield (0-1) hung tough in an 80-73 loss at Providence to open its season on Tuesday. The Stags were led in scoring by Zach Crisler, who had 14 points and went 4-for-6 from 3-point range.

Taj Benning had 13 points and seven rebounds, last year’s returning leading scorer Jake Wojcik added 12 points and TJ Long chipped in 11 off the bench for Fairfield.

The Stags pulled within 57-56 after Long’s free throw with 12:03 remaining but were unable to hang with the Friars the rest of the game.

“We did some things very well (Tuesday), and some other things still need a lot of improvement,” Fairfield coach Jay Young said.

Boston College leads the all-time series against Fairfield 27-11 and has won 11 of the last 13 meetings. The teams last met on Dec. 16, 2018, when the Eagles pulled out a 77-67 victory at home.

–Field Level Media

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