Scores

Final

Georgia Tech 72

(16-14, 6-12 ACC)

Boston College 74

(15-16, 7-11 ACC)

    Coverage: ESPN3

    12:00 PM ET, March 9, 2013

    Silvio O. Conte Forum, Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts

    1 2 T
    GT 36 3672
    BC 32 4274

    Top Performers

    Georgia Tech: M. Georges-Hunt 16 Pts, 3 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Stl

    Boston College: J. Rahon 15 Pts, 4 Reb, 7 Ast, 2 Stl

    Boston College 74, Georgia Tech 72

    Associated Press

    BOSTON -- 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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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    GT
    BC
    Points 72 74
    FG Made-Attempted 30-57 (.526) 27-49 (.551)
    3P Made-Attempted 7-19 (.368) 6-14 (.429)
    FT Made-Attempted 5-7 (.714) 14-25 (.560)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 18 (0/0) 8 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 10 7

    2012-13 Season

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