Boston College 67, Syracuse 66
BOSTON (AP) _ Michael Adams sank two pressure free throws with one second left Tuesday night to lift Boston College to a 67-66 victory over 6th-ranked Syracuse.
Wendell Alexis had hit two free throws for the Orangemen with 20 seconds remaining to give them their only lead of the second half, 66-65.
Boston College’s Stu Primus forced up a 15-foot jumper that fell short with seven seconds to go and Dominic Pressley fouled Syracuse’s Rony Seikaly with six seconds to play.
But he missed the front end of a one-and-one situation, and Trevor Gordon rebounded for the Eagles. He flung the ball to Adams, who heaved up a desperation shot from 30 feet out that landed far from the basket.
Andre Hawkins was charged with a blocking foul against Adams. After Syracuse called time, Adams made the free throws that won the game.
Dwayne Washington, who led Syracuse with 17 points, fired a long shot at the buzzer but it fell short.
Boston College, 16-5 overall and 5-5 in the Big East, was led by Adams and Roger McCready with 16 points each. Pressley added 11 and Gordon 10.
Syracuse, which had a four-game winning streak snapped, got 16 points from Rafael Addison, 11 from Seikaly and 10 from Alexis. The Orangemen dropped to 15-4 overall and 6-4 in the conference.
The Eagles, who won their fifth straight game after losing five of six, opened a 61-54 advantage on Adams’ layup with 3:45 left, but Syracuse’s Michael Brown hit a 16-foot jumper with 1:10 remaining to close the gap to 65-64.