Monday, December 10, 2007

SUNDAY HOOP

BOSTON COLLEGE 81, MARYLAND 78
Tyrese Rice scored 19 points to lead Boston College to a 81-78 win over Maryland on Sunday. Rice's final two points came on a pair of free throws with four seconds to play that clinched the win for the Eagles (7-1, 1-0 ACC). John Oates also hit a free throw with one second left for the final margin.

Gervis Vasquez committed a dumb foul (#4) and a technical (#5) with 10:30 left in a tied game. The Terps (6-4, 0-1 ACC), who are inconsistent offensively as it is, never recovered. They made five straight late threes to close the gap.

Maryland's Bambale Osby (50), center, dunks against Boston College's Rakim Sanders, left, and Tyrelle Blair. (AP Photo/ Steve Ruark)

VIRGINIA TECH 68, George Washington (Colonials, 10,818 students, Washington, DC) 36

A.D. Vassallo scored 11 of his 18 points in the second half and Virginia Tech beat George Washington 68-36 Sunday.

Deron Washington added 17 points for the Hokies (5-3), and Jeff Allen recorded his fourth double-double with 10 points and 10 rebounds.

George Washington (3-4) shot 26 percent, hitting just 5 of 27 field goals in the first half to trail 30-14 at the break.

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