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BC tips perfect UMass at Boston Tip-Off Classic

BOSTON -- Reggie Jackson scored 14 of his 17 points in the second half and Boston College held off several rallies down the stretch to beat Massachusetts 76-71 in the Boston Tip-Off Classic on Saturday, ending the Minutemen's unbeaten start.

Joe Trapani also scored 17 and Josh Southern finished with 16 points and seven rebounds for the Eagles (6-2), who won the intrastate rivalry for the 11th time in the last 12 meetings.

Boston College opened the game on an 8-0 run and never trailed the Minutemen (7-1).

Anthony Gurley led UMass with 22 points.

The Minutemen, whose seven-game winning streak was their longest in 12 years, could never quite catch the Eagles after getting within two points several times down the stretch at Boston's TD Garden.

Freddie Riley and Daryl Taynham added nine points each for UMass, which couldn't capitalize on BC's 22 turnovers.