Georgia Tech vs Boston College

Boston College 74, Georgia Tech 72


BOSTON (AP) - Joe Rahon scored 15 points, including five straight down the stretch, Olivier Hanlan added 14 and Boston College used a late 12-0 run to erase a double-digit deficit and close its regular season with a 74-72 win over Georgia Tech on Saturday.

Ryan Anderson had 13 points and Eddie Odio netted 11 for the Eagles (15-16, 7-11 Atlantic Coast Conference), who finished the season with three straight wins. The teams are likely to meet again in the opening round of the ACC Tournament on Thursday.

Marcus Georges-Hunt scored 16 points and Chris Bolden had 12 for the Yellow Jackets (16-14, 6-12), who were coming off their biggest win of the season on Wednesday, a 71-69 victory over No. 6 Miami that wasn't sealed until a last-second tip-in by Georges-Hunt.

Boston College trailed by as many as 10 in the second half before orchestrating a comeback on Senior Day.

After twice creeping within three points with four minutes to play, the Eagles tied the game with 2:30 remaining when Rahon converted a three-point play. The freshman added another driving layup with 1:13 left that staked Boston College to a 66-64 lead, its first since midway through the first half.

Hanlan then converted on a fast-break layup after a blocked shot by Odio and later added another basket to put the Eagles in front 71-64 with 25 seconds left.

A quick 3-pointer by Georges-Hunt and a scooping lay-in from Pierre Jordan cut the deficit to three, and after Hanlan hit 1 of 2 from the free-throw line, Bolden drained a 3 from the corner to make it 73-72 with 2.7 seconds remaining.

Patrick Heckmann then sealed the game with a steal on the inbounds pass after also hitting 1 of 2 from the free-throw line.

Mfon Udofia netted six of his nine points to put the Yellow Jackets in front 44-38 with 17:44 to go and Georges-Hunt later scored four straight, including a deep jumper at the 14:21 mark, that handed them their biggest lead to that point, 52-42.

The Eagles whittled the deficit to four with 11 minutes left when Odio went on a personal 8-2 run, canning a 3-pointer from the left wing and later adding a baseline dunk to make it 54-50.

A pair of free throws by Anderson and a slicing layup from Hanlan knotted the game at 56-all with just under 7 minutes to play.

Just when it appeared the Yellow Jackets were about to put the game away, stretching the lead to six on a tip-in by Brandon Reed and a long jumper from Robert Carter Jr., the Eagles strung together a strong surge of their own to close their regular season in style.

The Eagles' Andrew Van Nest scored seven of his nine points during a 17-7 run midway through the opening half that turned a six-point deficit into a four-point lead with 10:49 to go.

But Boston College turned the ball over on three of its final six possessions, the last miscue leading to a 3-pointer by Bolden that sent Georgia Tech into halftime with a 36-32 edge.

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Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets
R. Carter, F233-60-05126
D. Miller, C334-72-263110
M. Georges-Hunt, G326-102-331116
M. Udofia, G324-90-13059
C. Bolden, G244-111-101412
B. Reed174-60-01209
K. Holsey153-30-03146
P. Jordan110-10-02100
J. Morris70-20-00000
J. Royal62-20-01014
Totals 30-575-726101872
Boston College Eagles
R. Anderson, F295-113-651213
A. Van Nest, F134-60-02019
O. Hanlan, G376-92-452114
J. Rahon, G355-74-547115
P. Heckmann, G302-22-42217
E. Odio284-91-241011
L. Jackson201-42-43015
D. Clifford80-10-01010
Totals 27-4914-252913874
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