Virginia Tech 66, Boston College 65
After shocking the college basketball world by beating Florida State earlier in the week, Boston College fell in the final seconds against Virginia Tech 66-65.
The Eagles (8-17, 3-8) led by six with 1:19 remaining but blew the lead and eventually the game. Dorian Finney-Smith tipped the ball in off of a missed Robert Brown shot with 1.8 seconds to put the Hokies (14-11, 3-7) ahead for good. Finney-Smith had a superb game for Virginia Tech with 17 points and eight rebounds.
For Boston College, it's a tough pill to swallow. Its now lost seven of eight and travels to Maryland on Thursday before taking on Duke Sunday.
Ryan Anderson led the charge for the Eagles with 17 points and seven rebounds in the losing effort.
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Syracuse 85, Connecticut 67
UConn came into Saturday with dreams of a statement win in the Carrier Dome against Syracuse. Instead, it turned into a nightmare afternoon.
The Orange dispatched the Huskies 85-67 behind Scoop Jardine's 21 points and six assists and a C.J. Fair double-double (14 points and 12 rebounds).
Syracuse (25-1, 12-1) was threatened by a UConn (15-9, 5-7) run in the latter stages of the second half which saw the deficit closed to within two points. However, Jim Boeheim's team regrouped and finished the game on a 22-6 run.
The Huskies had four players score in double digits including Jeremy Lamb who had 18 points and Ryan Boatright who scored 14 points to go along with five rebounds and five assists.
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Princeton 70, Harvard 62
The Crimson finally met a team who was up to the challenge.
Princeton took care of business by beating Harvard 70-62, handing the Crimson its first Ivy League loss of the year. The defeat snapped a nine game winning streak for Harvard (21-3, 7-1) and will undoubtedly drop them from the rankings.
The Tigers (13-10, 4-3) were put on the back of Ian Hummer who led the team with 20 points and nine rebounds. The victory is the third in the previous four games for Princeton.
As for the Crimson, Keith Wright led the charge with 16 points and 12 rebounds in a losing cause.
St. Joe's 73, UMass 62
UMass couldn't find a way to hold of St. Joe's in the second half and ultimately fell 73-62 in the Atlantic 10 showdown.
The Hawks (16-10, 6-5) went on a 14-0 run early in the second half to take a 12-point lead and never looked back. Carl Jones paced the St. Joe's with 17 points, leading his squad to a huge win. With the victory, the Hawks are only a game behind the Minutemen in the conference standings.
Chaz Williams gave it his all for UMass (18-7, 7-4), scoring 11 points to compliment 10 assists. The Minutemen now sit in third place in the A-10, looking up at Temple and St. Louis.
Other scores from the area:
Holy Cross 59, American 52
The Crusaders (11-13, 5-5) out-rebounded American 40-30 and took control of the game early with a 28-20 lead at halftime. Devin Brown was the star with 14 points and seven rebounds.
William & Mary 79, Northeastern 54
It was never close. Northeastern was throttled by an upset minded William & Mary from the outset, falling 79-54. Quincy Ford had a great individual performance with 21 points but it wasn't nearly enough. The good news? Towson is next on the docket with its 1-26 record.
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