Then BC went on a teensy-weensy 32-7 run, and all seemed right.
Joe Trapani provided the highlight of the game with an alley-oop slam from Tyrese Rice, capping off a great day for the Vermont transfer. He had 17 points, 3 steals, and 7 rebounds; he demonstrated a nice shooting touch from beyond the arc and also made his presence felt on the inside.
The other two highlights were the play of Corey Raji and Biko Paris. Raji had a double-double with 22 points and 14 rebounds; he was there to clean up the trash and knock home baskets after missed shots. Paris had just five points, but he handled the ball well and did a better job running the offense than Rice, who had a bit of a clunker for most of the game but roared to life in the last few minutes to end up with 13 points.
Concerning: Jackson and Ravenel weren't that impressive. They played 12 minutes each and combined for 7 points.
The season begins Friday night against Central Connecticut.