Boston College 66, UC Riverside 62

Dennis Clifford scored the go-ahead basket with 3:15 left in

overtime, and Boston College held on to beat UC Riverside 66-62

Friday in the consolation bracket of the 76 Classic.

Freshman Patrick Heckmann scored 32 points on 9-of-13 shooting

to carry Boston College. He made four 3-pointers and was 10 of 10

from the free-throw line.

Phil Martin finished with 22 points and seven rebounds for UC

Riverside (1-4) but had a costly turnover with the Highlanders

trailing by a basket late in overtime.

Matt Humphrey had 11 points for the Eagles (2-3), who had lost

three straight.

Riverside battled back at the end of regulation, overcoming a

six-point deficit in the final minute. Kareem Nitoto hit a

3-pointer, and following a turnover, Harrison Gaines made another 3

to tie the game at 56 with 35.3 seconds left. Gabe Moton’s tip-in

at the buzzer for Boston College was waved off.