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COLLEGE BASKETBALL: Irish beat Boston College in OT

2014-02-01T19:00:00Z 2014-02-02T00:11:29Z COLLEGE BASKETBALL: Irish beat Boston College in OTThe Associated Press The Associated Press
February 01, 2014 7:00 pm  • 

Eric Atkins hit a 3-pointer with 1 second left in overtime after missing a potential game-winning free throw in regulation to give Notre Dame a 76-73 victory over Boston College on Saturday, ending a three-game losing streak for the Irish.

The Eagles led most of the way and Ryan Anderson scored four straight points for Boston College to tie the score at 73 with 35 seconds left, but Atkins hit the game-winner to finish with 24 points.

The Irish (12-10, 3-6 Atlantic Coast Conference) won for just the second time in their last eight games. Boston College (6-15, 2-6) fell to 1-7 on the road.

Northwestern 55, Minnesota 54: Drew Crawford scored 17 points and JerShon Cobb pitched in 15 points to help Northwestern win its third game in a row on the road.

Tre Demps had 11 points for the Wildcats (12-11, 5-5 Big Ten), who moved into fourth place in the conference with their fifth victory in their last seven games.

The Gophers (15-7, 4-5) had the ball at the end, but DeAndre Mathieu's layup was short and Mo Walker's putback was off, too, before the final buzzer went off.

Northwestern's last three-game Big Ten road winning streak, according to the Big Ten Network, was 54 years ago.

No. 15 Iowa 81, Illinois 74: Gabriel Olaseni had 15 points and 12 rebounds, and Iowa (17-5, 6-3 Big Ten) overcame Illinois' furious comeback to pull out a victory.

Joseph Bertrand scored 20 points, and Rayvonte Rice added 13 for Illinois (13-9, 2-7), which lost its seventh straight game.

Northern Illinois 67, Ball State 65, OT: Aaric Armstead scored 14 points, and Jordan Threloff added 13 as Northern Illinois edged Ball State (4-15, 1-7 Mid-American) in overtime.

Travon Baker made 1 of 2 free throws with 17 seconds left to put Northern Illinois up 67-65, and Bowman Academy graduate Chris Bond's shot with 3 seconds remaining missed as the Huskies (9-11, 3-5) held on. Bond scored 16, while Jesse Berry had 13 and Zavier Turner added 11.

Eastern Illinois 76, SIU-Edwardsville 70: Sherman Blanford had 24 points, 13 rebounds and four steals as Eastern Illinois (8-14, 5-5 Ohio Valley) defeated SIU-Edwardsville. Reggie Smith finished with 17 points and Chris Olivier had 12 with eight boards.

Kris Davis scored 17 points, and Keaton Jackson had 16 for SIU-Edwardsville (8-15, 4-5).

Illinois State 75, Drake 57: Reggie Lynch opened the second half with a dunk as Illinois State emphatically pulled away from cold-shooting Drake after halftime for a win.

Bobby Hunter topped the Redbirds (12-10, 5-5 Missouri Valley Conference) with 19 points and no turnovers.

Southern Illinois 81, Loyola 76, OT: Jalen Pendleton had a steal and made two free throws with 6 seconds left in overtime to secure a win for Southern Illinois against Loyola.

Anthony Beane finished with a career-high 27 points for SIU (8-15, 4-6 Missouri Valley), and Desmar Jackson had 20, five assists and six steals. Bola Olaniyan had a career-high 14 rebounds.

Milton Doyle had 27 for the Ramblers (8-14, 3-7).

Providence 77, DePaul 72: Bryce Cotton scored 28 points to lead Providence to a win over DePaul.

R.J. Curington led DePaul with a career-high 22 points. The Blue Demons have lost four straight and seven of their last nine.

IPFW 77, W. Illinois 64: Luis Jacobo scored 23 points and made 6 of 10 3-pointers as IPFW beat Western Illinois (9-13, 3-4 Summit League).

Steve Forbes had 18 points and six rebounds and Joe Reed added 10 points.

IPFW (18-6, 6-1) claims sole possession of first place in the Summit League with North Dakota State's 67-63 loss at Denver.

Missouri St 74, Bradley 61: Jarmar Gulley scored 19 points and grabbed nine rebounds to lead red-hot Missouri State (15-7, 5-5 Missouri Valley) to a win over Bradley.

Walt Lemon Jr. paced Bradley (9-14, 4-6) with 13 points and matched his career-high with eight assists.

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