BC holds on for 61-60 win over MiamiDec 6, 2009 - 10:34 PM By JIMMY GOLEN AP Sports Writer
BOSTON(AP) -- Reggie Jackson grabbed the rebound on Malcolm Grant's missed 3-pointer with 3 seconds left, then sank a pair of free throws that proved to be the difference as Boston College beat Miami 61-60 in the Atlantic Coast Conference opener on Sunday.
Jackson scored 18 with nine rebounds and Corey Raji had 17 points and nine boards for the Eagles (6-2) to send Miami (8-1) to its first loss. BC outrebounded the Hurricanes 46-21, including a 23-4 edge on offensive rebounds.
Grant scored 18 points for Miami, going 4-for-7 from 3-point range. He scored eight straight points to tie the game 57-all with 2:25 to play as Miami erased a 54-38 lead with a 19-3 run.
Later, Grant went for the win with a 3-pointer, but Jackson came down with the rebound. He was immediately fouled and hit both free throws for a 61-57 lead.
Grant hit a 3-pointer at the buzzer for the final margin.
- NCAA BB
FINAL 1ST 2ND TOTAL
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MIAMI (FL) 25 35 60
BOSTON COLLEGE 31 30 61 FINAL
HIGH SCORERS: MIAMI (FL) - MALCOLM GRANT 18, DEQUAN JONES 8,
REGGIE JOHNSON 7
BOSTON COLLEGE - REGGIE JACKSON 18, COREY RAJI 17,
TYLER ROCHE 7
Dec 6 5:07 PM
- NCAA BB
MIAMI FL 25
BOSTON COLLEGE 31 HALFTIME
Dec 6 3:58 PM
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