BC Stuns Cuse In OT
Syracuse, n.y. — Olivier Hanlan and Patrick Heckman hit 3-pointers in overtime, Lonnie Jackson made four straight free throws in the final 26.2 seconds, and lowly Boston College stunned top-ranked Syracuse 62-59 on Wednesday night, ending the Orange’s unbeaten season.
Boston College (7-19, 3-10 ACC), which had lost five straight, rallied from a 13-point second-half deficit to pull off the improbable upset.
Syracuse (25-1, 12-1) travels to No. 5 Duke on Saturday night.
The loss leaves No. 3 Wichita State, which was playing at Loyola of Chicago on Wednesday, as the lone unbeaten in Division I.
The Eagles came to town with heavy hearts and a good dose of determination. Longtime basketball media contact and sports information assistant Dick Kelley died last week after a two-year battle with ALS. His funeral was Tuesday and the Eagles, who often visited his apartment, were wearing “DK” patches on their uniforms.
No. 2 Florida 71, Auburn 65
Gainesville, Fla. — Patric Young made a pair of free throws with 19 seconds left and Auburn threw the ball away on the ensuing inbounds play, helping Florida secure the win. The victory was Florida’s school-record 18th in a row and it kept the Gators (24-2, 13-0) perfect in SEC play.
No. 3 Wich. St. 88 Loyola Of Chi. 74
Chicago — Fred VanVleet scored 22 points on perfect shooting and Wichita State beat Loyola of Chicago to become the only unbeaten team in major college basketball.
No. 7 Cincinnati 77, UCF 49
Orlando, Fla. — Sean Kilpatrick hit six 3-pointers and scored 23 points as No. 7 Cincinnati dominated Central Florida.
No. 1 UConn 83, UCF 35
Hartford, Conn. — Breanna Stewart scored 23 points, grabbed 13 rebounds and blocked seven shots to lead top-ranked Connecticut to its 33nd straight win.
Freshman Saniya Chong added a season-high 17 points and 10 rebounds for the Huskies (27-0, 14-0 American Athletic Conference).