Reggie Jackson broke the game's final tie with a jump shot with 47.2 seconds left, and Boston College scored the final six points in an 80-74 victory over No. 6 Duke yesterday, the Eagles' first win over the Blue Devils in 24 years.
Tyrese Rice had 21 points, including a key three-pointer, and Joe Trapani added 20 for the host Eagles (19-8, 7-5 Atlantic Coast Conference). Jackson finished with 15 points.
When the final horn sounded, BC's students rushed the court from both ends to celebrate.
It was BC's second win over a highly ranked team this season. The Eagles handed then-No. 1 North Carolina its first loss, 85-78, in Chapel Hill on Jan. 4.
"I would say, 'In a perfect world, we're beating Duke and Carolina,' " Trapani said, smiling.
Virginia 85, No. 12 Clemson 81, OT: : Sylven Landesberg scored six of his 23 points in overtime and the host Cavaliers (8-13, 2-8 ACC) ended an eight-game losing streak.
Terrence Oglesby had 17 points, including five three-pointers, for the Tigers (20-4, 6-4).
No. 3 North Carolina 69, Miami 65: : Ty Lawson sealed the game with a three-pointer with 10.6 seconds left, and the visiting Tar Heels (23-2, 9-2 ACC) held off a huge comeback bid by the Hurricanes (15-9, 4-7), whose Jack McClinton (Calvert Hall) led all scorers with 35 points as 15 NBA scouts watched.
No. 5 Louisville 99, DePaul 54: : Reserve Preston Knowles scored 19 as the host Cardinals (19-5, 10-2 Big East) sent the Blue Demons (8-18, 0-13) to their 13th straight loss, matching their worst streak ever.
The loss prevented the Bulldogs (22-3, 13-2) from clinching at least a share of their third straight conference regular-season championship
No. 22 Illinois 65, Indiana 52: : Mike Tisdale and Mike Davis each scored 16 points and the visiting Fighting Illini (21-5, 9-4 Big Ten) won their third straight overall and improved to 10-4 against the Hoosiers (6-18, 1-11) in the past 14 meetings.
Top 25 women
LSU 66, No. 9 Florida 47: : Allison Hightower scored 21 points and LaSondra Barrett had 12 for the Tigers (13-9, 6-4 Southeastern Conference) in an upset victory, their first in six tries over a ranked opponent.
Visiting Florida (22-4, 8-3) lost its second straight conference road game.
North Carolina State 60, No. 17 Virginia 54: : Shayla Fields scored 19 points to help the host Wolfpack (11-14, 3-7 ACC) win the emotional "Hoops 4 Hope" game, an event designed to raise money and awareness for breast cancer, the disease that took coach Kay Yow's life last month.
The Wolfpack held the Cavaliers (19-7, 5-5) to 36 percent shooting while Tia Bell tied a 30-year-old school record with eight blocked shots.
Baker-Brice finished with a game-high 18 points.
UMBC 77, Maine 74: : Carlee Cassidy scored 22 points and freshman Katie Brooks had 21 to power the visiting Retrievers (13-11, 5-6 America East) over the Black Bears (3-21, 1-10).
The win ended a four-game losing streak and marked the first road victory this season for UMBC.
Manhattan 60, Loyola 54: : Kaitlin Grant scored a game-high 24 points, but the host Greyhounds (9-16, 4-11 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference) fell to the Jaspers (9-17, 6-9).
Scranton 81, Goucher 58: : Amber Smith recorded her 11th double double of the season (16 points, 11 rebounds) in a losing effort for the visiting Gophers (5-17, 1-12 Landmark Conference), who lost their 10th straight.
Megan Kopecki's 19 points led the Royals (20-4, 12-1).
Immaculata 77, College of Notre Dame 66: : Latoya Broady (St. Frances) had a double double (12 points, 11 rebounds) in a losing effort for the visiting Gators (7-14, 4-10 Colonial States Athletic Conference).
Scranton 78, Goucher 66: : Goucher's Pat Bailey and Shane Yambor each had 12 points in the loss by the Gophers (6-16, 4-9 Landmark) to the host Royals (18-6, 10-3).
Off the court
Davidson:: Stephen Curry's injured left ankle is not broken, and the nation's leading scorer will be listed as day-to-day.