As of Saturday, March 9, 2013
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Gwinnett Daily Post
BOSTON -- Joe Rahon scored the go-ahead layup with 1:16 remaining as Boston College rallied to beat Georgia Tech 74-72 on Saturday.
Boston College (15-16, 7-11 ACC) trailed 64-59 with 4:19 to go, but scored the next 12 points to win a matchup of two teams tied in the ACC standings. The Eagles will be the eighth seed entering next week's ACC tournament; Georgia Tech (16-14, 6-12) drops to ninth and could end up 10th with a Clemson victory later Saturday and a Wake Forest loss today.
Rahon scored 15 points to lead Boston College, which trailed by as many as 10 points in the second half but came back to win its third in a row. Marcus Georges-Hunt led the Yellow Jackets with 16 points.
Georgia Tech, which upset ACC leader and seventh-ranked Miami on Wednesday, pulled within 73-72 on Chris Bolden's 3-pointer with four seconds left. Down two points with one final shot, Georgia Tech committed its third turnover in the final two minutes as time expired.
Olivier Hanlan added 14 points for the Eagles and Ryan Anderson scored 12. Bolden finished with 12 points and Daniel Miller added 10 for the Yellow Jackets.
Notes: If Georgia Tech finishes ninth, the Yellow Jackets and Eagles will meet in the ACC's opening round Thursday. ... Both teams shot well from the field. Georgia Tech finished at 52.6 percent and Boston College shot 55.1 percent. ... The Eagles struggled from the free-throw line, hitting 14 of 25 attempts.