WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — Devin Brown scored 21 of his 32 points in the second half as Holy Cross pulled away for an 86-64 win over Boston College in the 111th meeting between the schools on Friday night.
R.J. Evans scored 14 points and Dave Dudzinski added 10 points for the Crusaders (1-2), who opened last season 0-8 and lost 13 of their first 14 games.
Jordan Daniels had 15 points and John Cahill had 13 to lead Boston College (1-1). The Eagles played without their leading scorer in the season-opening win over New Hampshire — forward Patrick Heckmann, who was sidelined with a sprained ankle.
The intrastate rivals — located about 35 miles apart — first met in 1906.
Holy Cross shot 53.4 percent from the field, connecting on 11 of 21 from behind the 3-point line. Boston College went only 8 of 27 on 3s.