Local Teams

National Basketball Association
Albany 61, Boston College 57
When: 8:00 PM ET, Monday, December 13, 2021
Where: Conte Forum, Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts
Officials: # Tommy Morrissey, # John Gaffney, # Ted Valentin
Attendance: 3872

Jamel Horton made a contested 3-pointer with 36 seconds left to give Albany a five-point lead and the Great Danes hung on for a 61-57 upset of host Boston College in a non-conference game Monday night.

Horton, who had five points and five assists for the Great Danes (3-7), made the shot over BC's 7-foot Quinten Post for a 61-56 lead. De'Vondre Perry scored 16 points and Matt Cerruti added 14 for Albany, which had lost its previous five road games by an average of 17.6 points.

Jaeden Zackery scored 15 points and Post had 13 for the Eagles (6-5), who are 6-1 at home. The Eagles were 0-for-3 from the field and 1-for-3 from the foul line after Horton's clutch shot.

Jarvis Doles' basket off an assist from Horton with 5:38 to go finished a 15-3 run and gave Albany a 54-44 lead. But the Eagles came back with eight consecutive points, capped by two foul shots by Zackery with 3:54 to go. However, Justin Neely banked in a shot in the lane to push Albany's lead back to four.

Perry's jumper with 2:25 left gave the Great Danes a 58-52 advantage before Zackery answered with a basket for the Eagles, again trimming the lead to four.

Albany came out surprisingly hot offensively, and led 35-26 at halftime. Albany entered the game shooting 27.9 percent from 3-point range, but was 5-for-9 (55.6 percent) from long distance in the first half.

Perry's three with 5:46 left began a 15-4 run to end the first half.

A pair of 3-pointers by Cerruti, the first from the right wing and the second from the left corner, were sandwiched around a steal and subsequent layup by BC's Demarr Langford to close the half.

But the Great Danes went cold to start the second half, managing only one basket in the first seven minutes and enabling the Eagles to melt Albany's lead.

Langford's 17-foot jumper with 13:19 left tied the score at 37, and his driving layup 29 seconds later put BC ahead 39-37.

Albany tied the score at 41 on Trey Hutcheson's basket off a pass from Perry and then Neely made a steal and passed to Cerruti for a 3-pointer, giving the Great Danes a 44-41 lead with 10:13 left.

-Field Level Media

Top Game Performances
Albany   Boston College
De'Vondre Perry 16 Scoring Jaeden Zackery 15
Jamel Horton 5 Assists Jaeden Zackery 4
Paul Newman 7 Rebounds T.J. Bickerstaff 11
Justin Neely 2 Free Throws Made Quinten Post 3
Matt Cerruti 4 Steals Makai Ashton-Langford 2
Matt Cerruti 2 Blocks DeMarr Langford Jr. 2
Team Stats Summary
Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Albany 61 46.3 8-16 3-4 10 24 4 7 7
Boston College 57 38.6 5-16 8-12 10 36 5 7 13