Final 2OT

Yale 80

(2-6, 2-5 away)

Boston College 82

(8-0, 7-0 home)

    2:00 PM ET, December 19, 2004

    Silvio O. Conte Forum, Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts

    1 2 OT 2OT T
    YALE 37 25 18 80
    BC 27 35 20 82

    Boston College 82, Yale 2 (OTs)

    BOSTON (AP) -- Craig Smith scored a season-high 29 points, and heavily favored Boston College escaped with an 82-80 double overtime win over Yale on Sunday afternoon.

    Steve Hailey scored five points in the second OT and finished with seven for Boston College (8-0), which is off to its best start since winning its first nine games in 2001-02.

    Jermaine Watson had 13 points for the Eagles, who have won their last seven overtime games dating back to late in the 2002-03 season.

    The Eagles pulled to a 78-71 lead on Hailey's free throw with 1:29 to play, but Yale closed it to 82-80 on Dominick Martin's basket with eight seconds left.

    After Hailey missed two free throws, Edwin Draughan missed an off-balance 3-point shot as time expired.

    Martin led Yale (2-6) with 22 points. Draughan had 17 and Alex Gamboa had 15 for the Bulldogs, who played their first game against BC since Jan. 25, 1977.

    Smith was 10 for 11 from the floor in the second half.

    BC had opened a 69-64 lead in the first OT on Steve Hailey's basket with 1:34 to play, but Yale responded by scoring the next five points, tying it on Martin's first of two free throws with 8.6 seconds left. He missed the second, and Smith grabbed the rebound.

    Louis Hinnant drove the length of the court and front-rimmed a jumper from the lane and Yale grabbed the rebound as the horn sounded, sending the game into the second OT.

    The Eagles, who trailed by 10 at the half, hit their first eight shots of the second half, but failed to catch the Bulldogs until Watson's second of two free throws tied it with 24 seconds left in regulation.

    BC forward Sean Williams was suspended for the game after violating team rules.

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