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Hurricanes Fall to Boston College, 79-75

Jan. 19, 2010

 

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CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) – Reserve Reggie Jackson scored 15 of his 17 points in the second half, and Boston College overcame a 17-point deficit with less than 16 minutes left to beat Miami 79-75 Tuesday night.

The Eagles trailed 58-41 before a 22-7 run got them back in the game. Jackson fed Joe Trapani for a layup as the shot-clock buzzer sounded to put the Eagles ahead for the first time in the second half, 70-69 with 2:50 left.

They led the rest of the way. Trapani, a junior, scored a career-high 31 points.

The Eagles (11-8, 2-3 Atlantic Coast Conference) completed a season sweep of Miami. Boston College also won when the teams played Dec. 6 but had since lost three consecutive league games.

The Hurricanes (15-4, 1-4) have lost three in a row after they briefly cracked the Top 25 thanks to their best start in 50 years.

Dwayne Collins led Miami’s effort with his 20th career double-double of 15 points and 11 rebounds. In his second-straight start, redshirt-freshman Reggie Johnson finished just one board shy of posting a double-double of his own with a season-high 15 points and nine rebounds. Malcolm Grant (11) and James Dews (10) also added double-figure scoring, while Grant dished out a game-high five assists.

Miami returns to the road — playing its fourth ACC road contest just six games into the conference slate — on Tues., Jan. 26, at Maryland (12-5, 2-1). ESPNU will broadcast the 7 p.m. game.