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Boston College holds off Providence in 82-77 win

Nov 29, 2009 - 2:34 AM PROVIDENCE, R.I.(AP) -- Josh Southern scored on a three-point play with 43 seconds left and Boston College withstood Providence's late rally in an 82-77 win on Saturday night.

Providence led 77-75 with 1 minute to play, but Southern's three-point play proved to be the game winner for Boston College (4-2). Biko Paris and Joe Trapani combined to go 4-for-4 from the free-throw line to secure the win.

Reggie Jackson led the Eagles with 20 points and 12 rebounds. Trapani added 19 points and rebounds for Boston College, which led by as much as 18 points in the first half but saw its lead slip away in the second period.

Marshon Brooks scored 13 of his 16 points in the second half to fuel the comeback, and Sharaud Curry led the Friars (4-2) with 20 points and eight assists.