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Boston College's Ryan Anderson, left, battles Syracuse's Jerami Grant for a loose ball during the first half Wednesday in Syracuse, N.Y.
Boston College's Ryan Anderson, left, battles Syracuse's Jerami Grant for a loose ball during the first half Wednesday in Syracuse, N.Y.
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SYRACUSE, N.Y. — Olivier Hanlan and Patrick Heckmann hit 3-pointers in overtime, Lonnie Jackson made four straight free throws in the final 26.2 seconds, and lowly Boston College stunned top-ranked Syracuse 62-59 on Wednesday night, ending the Orange’s unbeaten season.


Boston College (7-19, 3-10 Atlantic Coast Conference), which had lost five straight, rallied from a 13-point second-half deficit to pull off the improbable upset.


Syracuse (25-1, 12-1) travels to No. 5 Duke on Saturday night.


The loss leaves No. 3 Wichita State, which was playing at Loyola of Chicago on Wednesday, as the lone unbeaten in Division I.


The Eagles, whose only conference wins this season were over Virginia Tech, beat a No. 1-ranked team for the third time and first since the 2008-09 season.


Syracuse, which had won its last two games by a combined three points, shot a season-low 32.2 percent from the field including going 2 of 12 from 3-point range.


Hanlan finished with 20 points and Jackson had 10. Ryan Anderson had nine points and 14 rebounds, but the Eagles won it by going 11 of 22 from behind the arc.


C.J. Fair finished with 20 points on 7-of-23 shooting and had 11 rebounds. Tyler Ennis had 14 points and six assists and Jerami Grant finished with 11 points.


No. 7 Cincinnati 77, Cent. Florida 49


ORLANDO, Fla. — Sean Kilpatrick hit six 3-pointers and scored 23 points as No. 7 Cincinnati dominated.


Isaiah Sykes led the Knights with 13 points and 10 rebounds. UCF (10-14, 2-11) has lost 10 of 11.


No. 24 Ohio St. 76, Northwestern 60


COLUMBUS, Ohio — LaQuinton Ross scored 16 points before being ejected because of a scuffle, leading No. 24 Ohio State to a victory.


The scuffle late in the game delayed play for several minutes while the officials deliberated penalties for the players. Northwestern’s Nikola Cerina also was ejected from the game. The teams shot 10 free throws as a result of the shoving match.


Aaron Craft and Lenzelle Smith Jr. each added 14 points for Ohio State. Sam Thompson, who had not hit double figures in his last eight games, had 11 for the Buckeyes (21-6, 8-6 Big Ten), who have won five of their last six.


Drew Crawford scored 22 points and Tre Demps 14 for the Wildcats (12-15, 5-9), who have lost four in a row.


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