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BC falls to Virginia; Harvard rallies for OT win

Posted By Jerry Spar On January 26, 2013 @ 7:01 pm In General | Comments Disabled

Akil Mitchell and Justin Anderson scored 16 points apiece as Virginia ran away from Boston College in the second half for a 65-51 victory Saturday afternoon in Charlottesville, Va.

Ryan Anderson had 14 points to lead the way for BC (9-10, 1-5 ACC). Freshman guards Olivier Hanlan and Joe Rahon scored 10 each.

Virginia (14-5, 4-2) trailed by two at the half but used an 11-0 run early in the second period to take control. BC never seriously threatened thereafter.

The Eagles next host North Carolina on Tuesday night (9 p.m.).

♦ At Harvard’s Lavietes Pavilion, freshman point guard Siyani Chambers had 21 points and seven assists, and the Crimson overcame a seven-point deficit with 1:10 remaining to pull out an 82-77 overtime victory over Dartmouth.

Christian Webster (13 points) hit two 3-pointers within nine seconds to ignite the comeback for the Crimson (10-6, 2-0 Ivy), who trailed by as much as 13 in the second half. His second trey, with 32 seconds left, got his team within two points at 62-60. Following two missed free throws by Dartmouth’s John Golden, Chambers was able to break down the defense and get to the basket for a layup with 18 seconds left, tying the score. Dartmouth’s Malik Gill missed a 3-point shot with five seconds left, and Harvard forward Steve Moundou-Missi‘s halfcourt heave at the buzzer bounced off the backboard just to the right of the rim.

Laurent Rivard hit a 3-pointer to open overtime — his only field goal of the game — and the Crimson never trailed again. The Big Green cut a seven-point deficit to three with 27 seconds left after a Gill layup, but Wesley Saunders and Rivard each hit two free throws to ice it.

Saunders finished with 20 points, seven rebounds, six assists and three steals. Teammate Jonah Travis scored 16 points on 7-of-9 shooting.

Gill and Golden scored 15 points each for Dartmouth (4-12, 0-2), while Connor Boehm had 14 points and 11 rebounds.

♦ At Boston University’s Case Gym, Dom Morris had 19 points and eight rebounds as the Terriers rallied for an 81-75 victory over Maryland-Baltimore County.

BU trailed by five points just past the midway point of the second half before going on a 9-0 run, featuring a 3-pointer from Nathan Dieudonne (11 points) and two layups from D.J. Irving (13 points). The Terriers never trailed again.

Freshman Maurice Watson Jr. contributed 10 points, six assists and four rebounds for BU (11-10, 4-3 America East), which moved above .500 for the first time this season.

♦ In Worcester, Holy Cross’ Dave Dudzinski scored a game-high 26 points, but the cold-shooting Crusaders fell to Bucknell, 65-58.

Holy Cross (10-10, 2-3) was within four points with 4:41 left after a Dudzinski three-point play, but that was as close as it would get. Bucknell hit 10-of-12 free throws down the stretch.


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