BC was led by their senior Craig Smith who had another dominant performance while looking like a man amongst boys. Smith scored 22 points and grabbed 15 rebounds. A large chunk of Smith's points were scored at the end of the first half when Montana was up 25-20 and Smith tallied all of BC's points on an 8-0 run that put them up for good.
"He's a big, physical guy, you can't leave him for a minute," said Montana forward Andrew Strait. "A lot of his points on came on second shots."
It wasn't only Smith who was grabbing boards, BC as a team outrebounded the Grizzlies by a margin of 43-24.
Although making the sweet sixteen is a cause for excitement, the Boston College team knows they haven't won anything yet and still have a long way to go.
"We should feel good about what we did, but at the same time I think the guys know we have a lot of business to take care of," said senior captain Louis Hinnant, "I was real happy that we just shook hands and walked off the court, there wasn't a lot of celebrating."