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Recap: Georgia Tech 72, Boston College 74
Line Movements
Date: March 09, 2013 12:00 PM EDT
  

BOSTON (AP) - Joe Rahon scored 15 points, including five straight down the stretch, Olivier Hanlan added 14 and Boston College used a late 12-0 run to erase a double-digit deficit and close its regular season with a 74-72 win over Georgia Tech on Saturday.

Ryan Anderson had 13 points and Eddie Odio netted 11 for the Eagles (15-16, 7-11 Atlantic Coast Conference), who finished the season with three straight wins. The teams are likely to meet again in the opening round of the ACC Tournament on Thursday.

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Marcus Georges-Hunt scored 16 points and Chris Bolden had 12 for the Yellow Jackets (16-14, 6-12), who were coming off their biggest win of the season on Wednesday, a 71-69 victory over No. 6 Miami that wasn't sealed until a last-second tip-in by Georges-Hunt.

Boston College trailed by as many as 10 in the second half before orchestrating a comeback on Senior Day.

After twice creeping within three points with four minutes to play, the Eagles tied the game with 2:30 remaining when Rahon converted a three-point play. The freshman added another driving layup with 1:13 left that staked Boston College to a 66-64 lead, its first since midway through the first half.

Hanlan then converted on a fast-break layup after a blocked shot by Odio and later added another basket to put the Eagles in front 71-64 with 25 seconds left.

A quick 3-pointer by Georges-Hunt and a scooping lay-in from Pierre Jordan cut the deficit to three, and after Hanlan hit 1 of 2 from the free-throw line, Bolden drained a 3 from the corner to make it 73-72 with 2.7 seconds remaining.

Patrick Heckmann then sealed the game with a steal on the inbounds pass after also hitting 1 of 2 from the free-throw line.

Mfon Udofia netted six of his nine points to put the Yellow Jackets in front 44-38 with 17:44 to go and Georges-Hunt later scored four straight, including a deep jumper at the 14:21 mark, that handed them their biggest lead to that point, 52-42.

The Eagles whittled the deficit to four with 11 minutes left when Odio went on a personal 8-2 run, canning a 3-pointer from the left wing and later adding a baseline dunk to make it 54-50.

A pair of free throws by Anderson and a slicing layup from Hanlan knotted the game at 56-all with just under 7 minutes to play.

Just when it appeared the Yellow Jackets were about to put the game away, stretching the lead to six on a tip-in by Brandon Reed and a long jumper from Robert Carter Jr., the Eagles strung together a strong surge of their own to close their regular season in style.

The Eagles' Andrew Van Nest scored seven of his nine points during a 17-7 run midway through the opening half that turned a six-point deficit into a four-point lead with 10:49 to go.

But Boston College turned the ball over on three of its final six possessions, the last miscue leading to a 3-pointer by Bolden that sent Georgia Tech into halftime with a 36-32 edge.

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 CLOSING LAS VEGAS LINE
 Team  ML   SPR   O/U 
 GATECH  +170   +4.5   127.5 
 BC  -200   -4.5   
LAS VEGAS LINE MOVEMENTS

 CLOSING SPORTSBOOK LINE
 Team  ML   SPR   O/U 
 GATECH  +175   +5    
 BC  -210   -5   
OFFSHORE LINE MOVEMENTS

 BETTING TRENDS
 Team  ML   SPR   O/U 
 GATECH  12%   36%   n/a 
 BC  88%   64%   n/a 
BT MOVEMENTS

 NCAA BK RECAPS
 Saturday, Mar 9
 
    Georgia Tech at Boston College
12:00 PM EDT
    Providence at Connecticut
12:00 PM EDT
    Toledo at Eastern Michigan
12:00 PM EDT
    Syracuse at Georgetown
12:00 PM EDT
    Florida at Kentucky
12:00 PM EDT
    UAB at Memphis
12:00 PM EDT
    Minnesota at Purdue
12:00 PM EDT
    Central Michigan at Western Michigan
12:00 PM EDT
    LaSalle at Saint Louis
1:30 PM EDT
    Mississippi at Louisiana State
1:45 PM EDT
    Kansas State at Oklahoma State
1:45 PM EDT
    South Carolina at Vanderbilt
1:45 PM EDT
    Iowa State at West Virginia
1:45 PM EDT
    Marquette at St Johns
2:00 PM EDT
    Texas AM at Arkansas
2:00 PM EDT
    Pittsburgh at DePaul
2:00 PM EDT
    North Carolina State at Florida State
2:00 PM EDT
    UCLA at Washington
2:00 PM EDT
    Clemson at Miami (FL)
2:30 PM EDT
    Oregon at Utah
2:30 PM EDT
    Texas El Paso at Southern Methodist
3:00 PM EDT
    Southern Utah at North Dakota
3:00 PM EDT
    San Diego State at Boise State
3:30 PM EDT
    Notre Dame at Louisville
4:00 PM EDT
    Missouri at Tennessee
4:00 PM EDT
    Texas at Texas Tech
4:00 PM EDT
    Georgia at Alabama
4:00 PM EDT
    Oregon State at Colorado
4:30 PM EDT
    Sacramento State at Montana State
4:30 PM EDT
    Cornell at Harvard
5:30 PM EDT
    Auburn at Mississippi St
5:30 PM EDT
    Kansas at Baylor
6:00 PM EDT
    Princeton at Brown
6:00 PM EDT
    Columbia at Dartmouth
7:00 PM EDT
    Louisiana Tech at Denver
7:00 PM EDT
    Long Beach State at Pacific
7:00 PM EDT
    Houston at Tulane
8:00 PM EDT
    Nevada at Colorado State
8:30 PM EDT
    Portland State at Idaho State
9:00 PM EDT
    Northern Arizona at Montana
9:00 PM EDT
    Duke at North Carolina
9:00 PM EDT
    Texas-San Antonio at Utah State
9:00 PM EDT
    Eastern Washington at Weber State
9:00 PM EDT
    UC Irvine at UC Davis
10:00 PM EDT
    Cal State Fullerton at Cal Poly SLO
10:00 PM EDT
    Cal Riverside at Santa Barbara
10:00 PM EDT
 
 
 
  
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