LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- Joe Trapani and Biko Paris scored 12 points apiece to lead Boston College past California 68-46 on Sunday in the consolation bracket of the Old Spice Classic.
Reggie Jackson added 11 points for Boston College (4-2), which won 2 of 3 during the four-day tournament. The Eagles beat Texas A&M 67-65 and lost 65-55 to Wisconsin.Jackson and Danny Rubin each hit 3's as Boston College scored the first eight point of the second half to go up 43-31 with 17 minutes to play. Rubin added another 3-pointer to extend the Eagles' advantage to 49-33 at the 5 minute mark.Trapani had a 3 during an 8-0 run that put Boston College ahead 61-38 midway through the second half.Boston College led 35-31 at halftime despite the Eagles' top two scorers, Jackson and Trapani, combing for just four points.California (3-2) got 12 points from Jorge Gutierrez. The Golden Bears lost their final two games at the classic after beating No. 21 Temple 57-50 in Thursday's opening round.California got nine first-half points from Gutierrez, which was more than the entire Golden Bears team scored in the opening 20 minutes of Friday's 57-44 loss to Notre Dame. The Fighting Irish had a 21-5 halftime advantage en route to the second-round victory.Boston College shot 49 percent (24 of 49) and made 10 of 16 free throws.California made just 35.4 percent (17 of 48) of its shots and wound up 5 of 10 from the foul line.