Shumpert leads Ga Tech past Boston College 73-68
ATLANTA(AP)—Iman Shumpert scored 24 points, including nine straight late in the second half, and Derrick Favors added 14 points to lead Georgia Tech to a 73-68 victory over Boston College on Saturday.
Tech (19-9, 7-7 Atlantic Coast Conference), improved to 14-1 at home. The Yellow Jackets had lost three of four.
Boston College (14-14, 5-9) was led by Joe Trapani with 26 points. Reggie Jackson added 13 points and Corey Raji had 12 for the Eagles, who had their two-game winning streak snapped.
With Tech leading 56-45 with 8:49 left, Shumpert hit four straight shots, including a 3-pointer, to give the Yellow Jackets a 65-53 lead with 4:06 remaining. The Yellow Jackets biggest lead of the second half was 15 at 54-39 with 11:24 left and led 73-61 with 22 second left before the Eagles scored the last seven points.