Syracuse 64, Boston College 58
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) _ Guard Dwayne Washington scored three baskets and assisted on a fourth during a 10-2 run in the second half Tuesday night as seventh-ranked Syracuse rallied to defeat No. 12 Boston College 64-58 in a Big East Conference basketball game.
The victory boosted Syracuse to 9-1 overall and 1-1 in the league, while the Eagles dropped to 10-2 and 1-2 with both losses on the road. Last week, Boston College took top-ranked Georgetown into overtime before losing 82-80.
Washington and forward Rafael Addison tied for scoring honors with 20 points each. Trevor Gordon and Roger McCready led Boston College with 13 each.
Gordon scored 12 of his points after intermission to help the Eagles to a 43-34 lead early in the second half. Boston had led 29-28 at halftime. In the next 5:20, while the Eagles had but one field goal, Washington sank a pair of 16-footers from virtually the same spot on the floor, Addison nailed a short jumper, Washington hit a fast-break layup and then dealt off to Wendell Alexis for another short-range basket.
The layup by Alexis, who finished with 12 points, cut the deficit to 45-44, and he sank another minutes later to tie it 50-50.
Washington broke the tie after stealing the ball from Gordon and driving from midcourt, but Boston’s Terrence Talley put his team back in the lead, 56-55, with two free throws with 3:11 to play.
With Syracuse big men Rony Siekaly and Andre Hawkins already fouled out, Orange freshman Derek Brower gave his club a 58-56 lead with three free throws - the last with 1:15 remaining - and Syracuse rode out the game at the foul line.