BC stuns again

The Baltimore Sun

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.

Kyle Singler had 25 points for the Blue Devils (20-5, 7-4), who have lost three of four, and Gerald Henderson added 20.

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.

Loyola of Chicago 71, No. 15 Butler 67: : Freshman Jordan Hicks scored a career-high 23 points, and the Ramblers (13-15, 5-11 Horizon League) ended a six-game losing streak.

The loss prevented the Bulldogs (22-3, 13-2) from clinching at least a share of their third straight conference regular-season championship

No. 18 Arizona State 65, Southern California 53: : Derek Glasser scored 18 points to lead the host Sun Devils (20-5, 9-4 Pacific-10) over the Trojans (15-9, 6-6).

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.

State women

Towson 62, Northeastern 58, OT: : Shanae Baker-Brice scored eight of her team's 12 overtime points to lift the visiting Tigers (13-10, 6-7 Colonial Athletic Association) over the Huskies (9-15, 6-7).

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).

State men

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.

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