Bowman, Boston College Top Florida State, Mann
Ky Bowman scored 37 points and Jordan Chatman gave Boston College the lead for good by hitting three straight 3-pointers during a 21-4 run to start the second half, and the host Eagles held on to beat No. 11 Florida State, 87-82, on Sunday.
The Seminoles (13-5, 1-4 Atlantic Coast Conference) lost their third straight game in a week since climbing to the cusp of The Associated Press Top 10.
Boston College (10-7, 1-4) led by nine with 1:27 left before a pair of turnovers against the full-court press allowed Florida State to make it a four-point game. But Wynston Tabbs made a 3-pointer with 24 seconds remaining to turn back the rally and snap the Eagles’ five-game losing streak.
Mfiondu Kabengele had 26 points and nine rebounds for Florida State.
Lowell native Terance Mann scored 14 points with eight boards for Florida State.
Chatman, who went 0 for 5 from the field in the first half, scored 15 of his 17 points in the second -- making all five 3-pointers he attempted after the break.
With a snowstorm that dropped up to seven inches on the area over Saturday night and into the morning, a sparse crowd at the Conte Forum came to life only in the second half, when Chatman hit three straight from beyond the arc to give the Eagles a 57-50 lead they never relinquished.
Long wins PGA event
Adam Long made a 14-foot birdie putt on the final hole Sunday to win the Desert Classic for his first PGA Tour title in La Quinta, Calif.
Long closed with a 7-under 65 on the Stadium Course at PGA West to beat playing partners Phil Mickelson and Adam Hadwin by a stroke.
Mickelson, the leader after each of the first three rounds, fought putting problems in a 69. Hadwin shot 67.
Long set up with the winning put with a 6-iron shot from 175 yards with the ball below his feet in dormant grass on a mound to the right of the fairway. The 31-year-old former Duke player earned his PGA Tour card with a 13th-place finish last year on the Web.com Tour’s regular-season money list.
Long finished at 26-under 262. He opened with a 63 on PGA West’s Nicklaus Tournament Course, shot 71 on Friday at the Stadium layout and had another 63 on Saturday at La Quinta Country Club.
Eun-Hee Ji of South Korea left the mistakes to everyone else down the stretch in the LPGA Tour season opener in Lake Buena Vista, Fla.
Ji managed a strong wind and temperatures in the 50s by making three birdies on the back nine to pull away and close with a 1-under 70, giving her a two-shot victory in the Diamond Resorts Tournament of Champions.
Ji got her mistakes out of the way early, opening with two bogeys to fall behind Lydia Ko. The 32-year-old South Korean took the lead for good with a birdie on the 10th hole at Tranquilo Golf Club at Four Seasons, and she stayed in front the rest of the way.
Na headed to Hall
Li Na is the first player from Asia elected to the International Tennis Hall of Fame.
She joins Mary Pierce and Yevgeny Kafelnikov in the Class of 2019, which was announced Monday at the Australian Open.
All three players won a pair of Grand Slam singles titles -- one at Melbourne Park and the other at Roland Garros.
Showing the maturity of a widely touted future star, Clement Noel held off a fierce Austrian challenge in a World Cup slalom for his first career win in Wengen, Switzerland.
The 21-year-old Frenchman saw his first-run lead almost vanish before crossing the line 0.08 seconds ahead of Manuel Feller.
The world’s best men’s slalom skier, Marcel Hirscher, had the fastest second run yet still trailed Noel by 0.10 in third place.