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Hanlan, BC fall to No. 9 Miami 69-58 in ACCs

Friday - 3/15/2013, 5:03pm  ET

Miami's Kenny Kadji (35) blocks a shot by Boston College's Olivier Hanlan (21) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game at the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament in Greensboro, N.C., Friday, March 15, 2013. Miami won 69-58. (AP Photo/Bob Leverone)

JOEDY McCREARY
AP Sports Writer

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) -- Boston College freshman Olivier Hanlan couldn't follow up his record-setting ACC tournament debut with a huge upset.

The eighth-seeded Eagles lost to No. 9 Miami 69-58 on Friday in the quarterfinals of the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament.

And Hanlan -- who was coming off a 41-point performance in the first round, a record for league freshmen -- was held to 14 points on 5-of-10 shooting by a Miami team that's built on defense.

"It's very difficult to come back from that type of performance and not expect one of the best defensive teams in the country to put you on lockdown," BC coach Steve Donahue said. "I thought he handled it well, and I thought we played off it well."

Hanlan made 16 consecutive shots over two days before missing 5 of his final 6 attempts of this one for eighth-seeded BC (16-17).

Yet the Eagles were in this one down the stretch and gave the top-seeded Hurricanes (25-6) a serious scare.

Patrick Heckmann finished with 15 points for the Eagles, and his 3-pointer with 3
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