7:00 PM ET, January 7, 2009
Silvio O. Conte Forum, Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts
BOSTON -- Boston College coach Al Skinner had been warning his players all along. It showed they didn't listen.Jeremy Lin scored 27 points to lead Harvard to an 82-70 upset over Boston College (No. 24 ESPN/USA Today, No. 17 AP) on Wednesday night, three days after the Eagles upset previously top-ranked North Carolina.
• Boston College lost at home to Harvard 72 hours after beating then-No. 1 North Carolina at the Smith Center.
• It was Harvard's first win over a ranked opponent.
• Junior Jeremy Lin scored a game-high 27 points (three off his career high) to lead the Crimson to the win -- the first by an Ivy League school over an ACC school since Yale beat Clemson in 2002.
• Harvard got its eighth win of the season to move to 8-6 -- they finished last season 8-22.
-- ESPN research
Rise And Fall
BC's loss was the fourth straight time that, following an unranked team's upset of the No. 1 team, that unranked team has lost its next game. Here's a look at the last five unranked teams to beat a No. 1 team and what they did in their next game:
|Beat No. 1 Game||Next Game|
|1/4/09: BC def. 1 UNC||1/7/09: lost vs. Harvard|
|1/19/08: Maryland def. 1 UNC||1/27/08: lost vs. Duke|
|2/17/07: Vandy def. 1 UF||2/21/07: lost at Miss. St.|
|1/13/07; Va. Tech def. 1 UNC||1/17/07: lost at Florida St.|
|3/9/06: Syracuse def. 1 UConn||3/10/06: won vs. Georgetown|
Team Stat Comparison
|FG Made-Attempted||28-56 (.500)||29-66 (.439)|
|3P Made-Attempted||6-21 (.286)||2-13 (.154)|
|FT Made-Attempted||20-23 (.870)||10-16 (.625)|
|Fouls (Tech/Flagrant)||17 (0/0)||19 (0/0)|
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