Popovic's tip-in gives Boston College 72-71 win over Auburn
NEW YORK (AP) Nik Popovic tipped in a missed layup by Ky Bowman with two-tenths of a second remaining Monday night to lift Boston College to a 72-71 win over Auburn in the Under Armour Reunion at Madison Square Garden.
The Eagles (5-5) went the length of the court with 7.5 seconds left and Bowman drove the lane, missing the layup.
Popovic got through multiple defenders to give Eagles their win and a fitting conclusion as Boston College held a commanding 49-32 edge on the glass to help overcome 22 turnovers.
The game ended when Danjel Purifoy's inbounds pass eluded Mustapha Heron.
Jerome Robinson led the Eagles (5-5) with 23 points and a career-high 11 rebounds.
Purifoy scored a career-high 27 points for Auburn (6-2), which was making its first trip to Madison Square Garden. He gave the Tigers a 71-70 lead by hitting two free throws with 7.5 seconds remaining.