User ID
Password
  Forgot User ID
or Register Today!
VegasInsider.com
Follow Us on Facebook Follow Us on Twitter Follow Us on Google+ VI Mobile Scores and Betting Odds
Home
NFL
NBA
NHL
MLB
NCAA FB
NCAA BK
Golf
Auto Racing
Horses
Boxing/MMA
More
Betting Tools

 
Bryant surprises Boston College, 56-54

New Sportsbook.com customers: Make your 1st bet, get your 2nd bet free, 100%, winnings paid in cash.
Join Now

Already have an account? Click here to view new Exclusive Rewards!

   

BOSTON (AP) - Dyami Starks scored all 17 of his points in the second half, including a tiebreaking driving basket with 1:44 to play, lifting Bryant past Boston College 56-54 for the school's first victory ever over an Atlantic Coast Conference team.

Advertisement
Frankie Dobbs added 15 points and Corey Maynard nine for Bryant (3-2), which moved to Division I four years ago and had lost all four previous meetings with the Eagles. The Bulldogs had been 0-5 against ACC teams.

Olivier Hanlan led Boston College (2-4) with 19 points and Joe Rahon had 11.

After Boston College tied the game on a jumper by Hanlan, Starks did what he did for most of the second half - he hit a key basket for Bryant.

Alex Francis' free throw gave Bryant a 54-51 edge before Rahon had one free throw for the Eagles.

Dobbs then hit the first of two from the line, making it 55-52, before the Eagles' Hanlan hit two from the line with 31 seconds left.

Hanlan missed a short jumper in the lane and the Eagles fouled Dobbs, who hit one of two to make it 56-54 with 12.5 seconds left.

Boston College called time out at midcourt and Hanlan was called for an offensive foul with 3 seconds left, but the Bulldogs' inbounder traveled before throwing the ball in, giving the Eagles one last shot.

Ryan Anderson's long jumper rolled off the rim and the ball hit the floor as the horn sounded.

Trailing 49-45, Dobbs and Starks nailed consecutive 3s just 32 seconds apart, giving the Bulldogs their first lead since early in the second half.

But Hanlan's long jumper from the top as the shot clock was about to expire tied the game at 51-51 with 3:23 to go.

The Eagles, coming off a one-point win over Auburn on Wednesday, went on a 16-5 run early in the second half to grab a 40-34 lead on Andrew Van Nest's two free throws with 12:48 to play. Hanlan started the spree with three straight driving baskets - he was fouled on the first and converted the free throw for a three-point play.

The Bulldogs are coached by Boston College grad ('84) and longtime assistant Tim O'Shea.

In a first half filled with mostly missed shots, Bryant held a 26-24 edge at intermission after Maynard's driving buzzer-beating shot in the lane.

Boston College missed its initial seven shots from the floor and Bryant 7 of 8. The teams then posted similarly ineffective 2-for-11 and 3-for-15 marks from the field before they started to heat up a bit before the half.

Lonnie Jackson and Rahon had consecutive 3s from the left corner 36 seconds apart late in the half, giving the Eagles their first lead of the game, 22-21, before the Bulldogs scored on their last two possessions. Dobbs nailed a 3 from the right wing prior to Maynard's basket.

AP NEWS
The Associated Press News Service

Copyright 2014
The Associated Press
All Rights Reserved

  
HEADLINES
News: LVH releases 2014-15 Futures
Duke's Parker declares for NBA draft
UK's Calipari awaits players' decisions
ASU's Carson declares for NBA draft
UCLA's Anderson, LaVine head to NBA
Hart: Vols job still 'extremely attractive'
Wojo hopes some will stick with Marquette
Arizona's Gordon, Johnson entering draft
Michigan losing Stauskas, Robinson
MORE HEADLINES
 
Why Buy Picks From VegasInsider.com
NCAABK College Basketball Handicapper Sports Picks Records
VegasInsider.com Gold Membership
2013 CBK SEASON PICK RECORDS
Money Leaders
Handicapper Money
The Gold Sheet + 3952
Bill Marzano + 2405
Tony Stoffo + 2235
Last 7 Day Leaders
Handicapper Money
No Games Last 7 Days  
   
   
Percentage Leaders
Handicapper Pct
The Gold Sheet 57 %
The SportsBoss 56 %
Tony Stoffo 55 %
Guaranteed Leaders
Handicapper Money
The Gold Sheet + 2810
Bruce Marshall + 2797
The Prez + 1048
Over-Under Leaders
Handicapper Money
Kyle Hunter + 3283
Antony Dinero + 1301
Tony Stoffo + 1265
Member Leaders
Handicapper Money
Marc Lawrence + 1600
The SportsBoss + 1422
Bruce Marshall + 1116
MORE PICK RECORDS
  
corner graphic
With a VI Gold Membership, you can SAVE 10% off a Live Odds subscription, SAVE 20% off Daily Pick packages, and recieve access to up to 1,000 Member Plays each month!