Durand Scott scored 19 points to lead Miami to a 72-71 victory over visiting Boston College on Saturday night, handing the Eagles their first loss in ACC play.
Reggie Jackson scored 22 points for BC but appeared to sprain his left ankle hitting a 3-pointer at the final buzzer. He remained sprawled on the court grimacing in pain as the teams shook hands. UPDATE: Via a BC spokesman, Jackson said shortly after the game that he rolled the ankle but he "doesn't expect to miss a day."
Also for BC (13-5, 3-1 ACC), Joe Trapani had 14 points and seven rebounds, Josh Southern had 13 points and eight boards, and Corey Raji contributed 13 points and seven caroms.
Miami (12-5, 1-2) persevered in a game that featured 12 ties and 14 lead changes. The Hurricanes took the lead for good when Malcom Grant hit a 3-pointer from the corner with just under two minutes left for a 67-64 advantage. The lead was four after Reggie Johnson hit 1-of-2 free throws with 49 seconds left.
Jackson swished a 3-pointer from 25 feet away with 36 seconds remaining to make it a one-point game, 68-67. BC then forced a Miami turnover and had a chance to regain the lead. Jackson saw an opening and drove hard to the basket but his shot was blocked by Julian Gamble, who got some of Jackson's arm but was not called for the foul. Scott grabbed the loose ball, kept it inbounds and gave it to Garrius Adams, who was fouled. Adams hit two free throws for a three-point lead with eight seconds left.
Rather than let Jackson have a chance to tie the game, the Hurricanes fouled him just over halfcourt. He hit his first free throw and sent the second one off the back rim in an attempt to create a long rebound. But Johnson swallowed it up, was fouled, and hit both free throws to put the game out of reach, 72-68, with three seconds left.
BC is back in action Wednesday night when it hosts Virginia.
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