BC downs Georgia Tech on late shot

BC downs Georgia Tech on late shot

Published Mar. 8, 2009 11:32 a.m. ET

Rakim Sanders hit an off-balance, 15-foot fallaway jumper from the right baseline with 1.7 seconds left to lift Boston College to a 67-66 win over Georgia Tech on Saturday.

Sanders finished with 19 points and Tyrese Rice had 17 for the Eagles (21-10, 9-7 Atlantic Coast Conference), who have won for just the third time in seven games.

The Yellow Jackets (11-18, 2-14) had taken a one-point lead with 12.4 seconds to play when Lewis Clinch hit two free throws after Sanders was called for a reach-in foul, attempting to tie him up for a jump ball 20 feet from the basket.

After Clinch hit his two free throws, BC inbounded the ball to Rice, who raced it up the court before calling time-out in front of his own bench.

Following a pair of BC timeouts, Sanders took the ball at the top of the key, cut to hit left and nailed the tough shot.