Robert Morris 57

(11-5, 2-1 NEC)

Boston College 51

(10-4, 1-0 ACC)

    7:00 PM ET, January 7, 2008

    Silvio Conte Forum, Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts

    1 2 T
    RMU 33 2457
    BC 26 2551

    Top Performers

    Robert Morris: T. Lee 12 Pts, 8 Reb, 2 Ast, 3 Stl

    Boston College: R. Sanders 12 Pts, 4 Reb, 3 Ast

    Robert Morris 57, Boston College 51

    Associated Press

    BOSTON (AP) -- A.J. Jackson scored 15 points and grabbed seven rebounds, Tony Lee had 12 and eight boards as Robert Morris beat Boston College 57-51 on Monday night.

    Jeremy Chappell chipped in with 12 points for the Colonials (11-5), who won their fourth straight game.

    Rakim Sanders led the Eagles (10-4) with 12 points. Tyrese Rice, BC's leading scorer with 19.8 points per game, was held to 10 on 4-for-11 shooting.

    BC, which trailed by nine points early in the second half, tied it at 47-all on Sanders' drive with 5:18 to play, but the Colonials took the lead for good on Freddie Harris' tip-in off a miss. After the basket, BC's Tyrelle Blair was whistled for a technical for attempting to kick a Robert Morris player.

    Jimmy Langhurst hit one free throw and, after a BC miss, Lee hit a short jumper to make it 52-47 with 3:14 to play.

    The Eagles closed it to a one-possession game on Sanders' basket with 2:46 to go, but never got closer.

    Langhurst hit both ends of a one-and-one and Jackson's jam helped seal it.

    Robert Morris led 33-26 at the half and opened its biggest lead of the game on the first score of the second half, Bateko Francisco's driving basket.

    BC followed with an 8-0 run that was capped by Sanders' 3-point play, cutting the score to 35-34.

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    Team Stat Comparison

    Points 57 51
    FG Made-Attempted 21-57 (.368) 21-51 (.412)
    3P Made-Attempted 5-15 (.333) 2-13 (.154)
    FT Made-Attempted 10-19 (.526) 7-11 (.636)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 18 (0/0) 19 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 7 2

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