West Virginia 75

(11-5, 2-3 Big East)

(14) Boston College 76

(13-2, 4-0 Big East)

7:00 PM ET, January 20, 2005

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WVU 36 3975
#14BC 37 3976

Eagles have won 12 of 13

BOSTON (AP) -- Clare Droesch hit a free throw with 0.2 seconds remaining to give No. 14 Boston College a 76-75 victory Thursday night over West Virginia, the Eagles' 12th win in their last 13 games.

Jessalyn Deveny led the Eagles (13-2, 5-0 Big East) with 19 points, and Droesch added 17 for Boston College, which trailed by as many as eight points in the second half.

Meg Bulger pulled West Virginia (11-5, 2-3) within 73-72 on a 3-pointer with 41.4 seconds left, then tied the game at 75 on a 3-pointer with 9.5 seconds to go. She finished with 25 points.

Yolanda Paige had 20 points and 11 assists for the Mountaineers, who fell to 0-15 all-time against the Eagles.

Droesch drove to the hoop and drew a questionable shooting foul on West Virginia's Sherell Sowho. Droesch's first free throw rimmed out, but she nailed the second one for the win.

After pulling to 64-63, Boston College went ahead when Droesch make a 3-pointer. Deveny stole the ensuing inbounds pass for an easy layup that put Boston College up 68-64 with 4:09 left.

The Mountaineers went on a 12-2 run to open a 53-45 lead with 11 minutes left, but West Virginia put Boston College in the bonus with 10:33 to go. The Eagles got back in the game by going 13 of 16 from the free-throw line in the second half.

The Eagles led 37-36 at the half.

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