BOSTON (AP) — Eli Carter scored 18 points and Jerome Robinson 15 to lead Boston College to an 82-57 victory over Central Connecticut on Thursday night.

Seven-footer Dennis Clifford had nine rebounds and nine points for Boston College (2-0).

Matt Milon scored 11 points for the Eagles, who were 13-of-28 on 3-point attempts, hitting 8-of-16 in the opening half.

JJ Cratit led Central Connecticut (0-3) with 20 points.

The Eagles took charge with an 18-3 run over a 4 ½ stretch late in the first half.

BC broke a tie and took the lead for good, 25-22, when Ervins Meznieks nailed a 3-pointer from the left corner to trigger the key spurt. Milon hit three shots from beyond the arc, the first two coming under a minute apart.

Cratit kept the Blue Devils close in the opening 15 minutes of the game, scoring 12 of his 15 first-half points during that span.

The Eagles led 45-33 at intermission.

In the second half, the Blue Devils cut their deficit to single digits in the initial 2 ½ minutes, but BC was never tested the rest of the way.

BC opened a 33-point lead in the closing minute.

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TIP-INS

Central Connecticut: F Tidell Pierre limped off favoring his left ankle with just under 6 minutes left in the first half.

Boston College: Carter, who led the Eagles in scoring in the season opener, missed all seven of his shots from the floor in the first half, and had just two free throws.

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Central Connecticut: Hosts Binghamton on Tuesday.

Boston College: Hosts Harvard on Sunday.