CHESTNUT HILL, Massachusettes — Jim Christian and his Boston College Eagles improved to 7-3, 1-0 Atlantic Coast Conference on the season after knocking off No. 1 ranked Duke 89-84 in front of a sellout crowd of 8,606 at Conte Forum.
The Eagles who finished last in the ACC in each of the past two seasons were led by Ky Bowman who scored 30 points, adding 10 rebounds and nine assists to help Boston College win its third straight game against the No. 1 team in The Associated Press Top 25.
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Jerome Robinson added 24 points and Jordan Chatman scored 22, hitting four straight free throws in the final 16 seconds to seal the victory for the Eagles.
“I told these guys how fortunate they were because there’s a lot of guys playing college basketball who are in great programs that will never get a chance to play the No. 1 team in the nation at home,” Christian said. “For them, individually, (it’s a) lifetime memory and a great step for our program.”
Boston College filled it up from downtown, nailing 11 of 16 from 3-point range in the first half, while finishing 15 of 26 for the game.
Gary Trent Jr. scored 25 and Marvin Bagley III had 15 points and 12 rebounds for Duke (11-1, 0-1 ACC).
The fans rushed onto the court after Trent’s 3-pointer attempt in the final seconds bounced off the rim, celebrating Christian’s biggest win yet.