By LARRY FLEISHER
NEW YORK (AP) – T.J. Cline scored 23 points and Richmond rallied in the second half to beat Boston College 67-54 in the third-place game of the Barclays Center Classic on Saturday night.
Cline helped the Spiders (4-2) recover from an eight-point deficit by scoring 13 points in the second half. He made 10 of 17 shots and also grabbed 10 rebounds.
ShawnDre’ Jones added 17 points, and Julius Johnson scored all 12 of his points after halftime as the Spiders outscored Boston College, 42-21 in the second half and shot 48 percent.
Jerome Robinson led all scorers with a career-high 27 points for the Eagles (3-3). Robinson made his first seven shots, finished 10 of 20 overall and made a career-high six 3-pointers.
Richmond scored the first nine points of the second half and took a one-point lead on a basket by Fore with 15:26 left. The Spiders surged ahead to a 47-39 lead on consecutive 3-pointers by Johnson and Jones around the nine-minute mark.