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Justice scores 29, IUPUI stuns BC, 76-69

BOSTON (AP) IUPUI coach Jason Gardner had an extra reason to smile on his 38th birthday.

Cameron Justice scored five of his game-high 29 points in the closing three minutes, carrying IUPUI to a 76-69 upset of Boston College on Wednesday night.

''It was a great win for our team,'' Gardner said after the school picked up just its second-ever victory over an Atlantic Coast Conference school.

The Jaguars, from the Horizon Conference, beat Georgia Tech on December 29, 2001 for their only other win against an ACC member.

''Honestly, it's a great feeling,'' Justice said. ''We talked about this when we first saw it on the schedule. We felt like we can go into here and Richmond and play well and come out with the `W.' ''

It was the first-ever meeting between the schools and was part of the Fort Myers Tipoff.

''If they look into the mirror today, they'll know they didn't give effort,'' BC coach Jim Christian said.

Evan Hall added 16 points and 10 rebounds for IUPUI (2-1). Justice, a junior transfer from Vanderbilt, went 7 of 19 from the floor and was 13 of 13 from the free-throw line.

Jordan Chatman led Boston College (2-1) with 20 points, Wynston Tabbs had 15 and Ky Bowman 14 with nine rebounds.

The teams were tied at 64 with just under five minutes to play before IUPUI went on a quick 5-0 spurt. Justice capped it with a jumper in the lane.

After a basket by Bowman, Justice nailed a 3-pointer from the right wing, making it 72-66 with 1:38 to play.

BC sliced it to 72-69, but Nick Rogers hit a 3-pointer as the shot clock expired with 28.9 second left to seal it.

IUPUI had taken its first lead since the game's initial basket, 56-55, on Grant Weatherford's 3-point play midway into the second half.

In the first half, BC hit 10 of its initial 16 shots - and 5 of 8 on 3s - to open a 27-13 edge before the Jaguars answered with a 12-5 spurt.

The Eagles smothered IUPUI with tight on-the-ball defense, helping lead to some wide-open looks in transition before the Jaguars started getting easier shots off screens and cuts.

''We didn't start great,'' Gardner said. ''They were doing a good job of attacking us and I thought overall our guys did a great job of not settling and not panicking.''

BC pushed its lead back to 10 (37-27), but had it whittled to 42-36 at halftime.

''When we got a 10-point lead, I thought we stopped playing,'' Christian said. ''I'm always going to take responsibility for it, it's my team.''

BIG PICTURE

IUPUI: The Jaguars kept charging back despite falling behind by double digits twice early. Losing the top three scorers from last season, it looks like they're starting to find out who's going to pick up the slack.

Boston College: Christian was disappointed how poorly his team shot the first two games. One of the keys to that is the outside shooting of Chatman, a spot-up shooter. He hit 5 of 8, including 4 of 6 on 3-point attempts.

REUNION

Justice and Hall were high school teammates at Knott County Central in Hindman, Kentucky. They fed off each other's play well, especially in the second half.

''He's pretty much my biggest fan,'' Justice said. ''If I get going, he's right there with me. If I'm playing bad - like I was struggling shooting the ball tonight - he came over to me and said: `I'm going to give you the ball to get a shot up.'

''He's comforting to play with.''

ROUGH START

On the first possession of the second half, IUPUI had three offensive rebounds before Hall hit a short jumper in the lane.

''I thought we ended the first half with a lot of emotion and energy,'' Christian said. ''In the second half, we just didn't compete.''

UP NEXT

IUPUI: At Richmond on Friday at 7 p.m.

Boston College: Faces Wyoming in Fort Myers, Florida on Monday at 9 p.m.

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Key Players
D. McCall
K. Bowman
37.5 Min. Per Game 37.5
22.5 Pts. Per Game 22.5
4.0 Ast. Per Game 4.0
6.5 Reb. Per Game 6.5
25.0 Field Goal % 45.2
0.0 Three Point % 29.4
33.3 Free Throw % 88.9
  Defensive rebound by Nick Rogers 13.0
  Ky Bowman missed 3-pt. jump shot 15.0
+ 1 Grant Weatherford made 2nd of 2 free throws 17.0
  Ky Bowman missed 3-pt. jump shot 15.0
  Grant Weatherford missed 1st of 2 free throws 17.0
  Personal foul on Jordan Chatman 17.0
  Defensive rebound by Evan Hall 20.0
  Ky Bowman missed jump shot 22.0
+ 3 Nick Rogers made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by D.J. McCall 31.0
+ 1 Wynston Tabbs made 2nd of 2 free throws 1:00
+ 3 Nick Rogers made 3-pt. jump shot 31.0
Team Stats
Points 76 69
Field Goals 24-60 (40.0%) 21-46 (45.7%)
3-Pointers 8-25 (32.0%) 8-21 (38.1%)
Free Throws 20-25 (80.0%) 19-29 (65.5%)
Total Rebounds 40 28
Offensive 15 5
Defensive 23 22
Team 2 1
Assists 11 11
Steals 7 4
Blocks 2 2
Turnovers 12 15
Fouls 23 19
Technicals 0 0
29 PTS, 2 REB, 3 AST
20 PTS, 2 REB
12T
away team logo IUPUI 2-1 364076
home team logo Boston College 2-1 422769
Team Stats
away team logo IUPUI 2-1 78.2 PPG 40.8 RPG 14.4 APG
home team logo Boston College 2-1 74.1 PPG 40.7 RPG 11.8 APG
Key Players
5
C. Justice G 19.9 PPG 2.7 RPG 2.7 APG 45.4 FG%
25
J. Chatman G 12.8 PPG 2.2 RPG 2.2 APG 39.2 FG%
Top Scorers
C. Justice G 29 PTS 2 REB 3 AST
J. Chatman G 20 PTS 2 REB 0 AST
40.0 FG% 45.7
32.0 3PT FG% 38.1
80.0 FT% 65.5
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
C. Justice 29 2 3 7/19 2/12 13/13 2 33 3 0 1 1 1
E. Hall 16 10 0 7/15 0/0 2/6 2 33 1 2 2 6 4
E. Goss 8 10 0 3/5 2/2 0/0 3 27 0 0 1 3 7
G. Weatherford 4 3 3 1/4 0/1 2/3 3 30 1 0 2 0 3
D. McCall 3 7 1 1/4 0/0 1/1 2 28 0 0 4 4 3
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
C. Justice 29 2 3 7/19 2/12 13/13 2 33 3 0 1 1 1
E. Hall 16 10 0 7/15 0/0 2/6 2 33 1 2 2 6 4
E. Goss 8 10 0 3/5 2/2 0/0 3 27 0 0 1 3 7
G. Weatherford 4 3 3 1/4 0/1 2/3 3 30 1 0 2 0 3
D. McCall 3 7 1 1/4 0/0 1/1 2 28 0 0 4 4 3
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
N. Rogers 8 1 1 2/2 2/2 2/2 2 15 1 0 1 0 1
J. Hansen 5 2 1 2/5 1/3 0/0 0 12 0 0 0 1 1
J. Minnett 3 3 1 1/5 1/5 0/0 4 15 1 0 0 0 3
A. Ismail 0 0 1 0/1 0/0 0/0 5 7 0 0 1 0 0
J. Kemp - - - - - - - - - - - - -
M. Burk - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Jackson Jr. - - - - - - - - - - - - -
D. Alston - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T. Johnson - - - - - - - - - - - - -
B. Kenyon - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 76 38 11 24/60 8/25 20/25 23 200 7 2 12 15 23
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
J. Chatman 20 2 0 5/8 4/6 6/7 3 35 1 0 2 0 2
W. Tabbs 15 5 1 3/10 1/3 8/9 2 35 2 0 1 1 4
K. Bowman 14 9 1 5/12 2/7 2/2 2 40 0 1 4 2 7
S. Mitchell 9 4 0 4/5 0/1 1/2 2 25 1 0 0 1 3
N. Popovic 4 3 2 1/5 0/1 2/8 5 25 0 1 3 0 3
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
J. Chatman 20 2 0 5/8 4/6 6/7 3 35 1 0 2 0 2
W. Tabbs 15 5 1 3/10 1/3 8/9 2 35 2 0 1 1 4
K. Bowman 14 9 1 5/12 2/7 2/2 2 40 0 1 4 2 7
S. Mitchell 9 4 0 4/5 0/1 1/2 2 25 1 0 0 1 3
N. Popovic 4 3 2 1/5 0/1 2/8 5 25 0 1 3 0 3
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Ja. Hamilton 5 2 3 2/4 1/3 0/1 2 24 0 0 3 0 2
L. Kraljevic 2 2 3 1/2 0/0 0/0 2 11 0 0 2 1 1
C. Herren Jr. 0 0 1 0/0 0/0 0/0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0
G. Gehan - - - - - - - - - - - - -
E. Meznieks - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Reyes - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Ja. Hamilton - - - - - - - - - - - - -
M. DiLuccio - - - - - - - - - - - - -
V. Baker Jr. - - - - - - - - - - - - -
A. Wilson - - - - - - - - - - - - -
M. Bohuny - - - - - - - - - - - - -
S. Holtze - - - - - - - - - - - - -
W. Jackowitz - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 69 27 11 21/46 8/21 19/29 19 197 4 2 15 5 22