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BOSTON -- Boston College shocked another one of the top Atlantic Coast Conference teams.

 

Reggie Jackson broke the game's final tie with a drive with 47.2 seconds left and the Eagles scored the final six points in an 80-74 victory over No. 6 Duke on Sunday, their first win over the Blue Devils in 24 years.

 

Tyrese Rice had 21 points, including a key 3-pointer, and Joe Trapani added 20 for the Eagles (19-8, 7-5). Jackson finished with 15 points.

 

"We always felt that we had the talent," Boston College coach Al Skinner said. "It's getting them to understand what it takes."

 

It was BC's second win over a highly ranked team this season. The Eagles handed then-No. 1 North Carolina its first loss, 85-78, in Chapel Hill on Jan. 4.

 

"They're good and they have one of the best players in the country," Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski said, referring to Rice.

 

Rice, who became the seventh Boston College player to reach 2,000 points, grabbed a key rebound on a Duke miss before hitting two free throws that made it 78-74.

 

"This is a big stage," Skinner said. "He showed the type of player he is. I'm not sure I'd certainly take some of those shots, but you've just got to let him."

 

Kyle Singler had 25 points for the Blue Devils (20-5, 7-4), who have lost three of four, while Gerald Henderson added 20.

 

With the final horn sounded, BC's students rushed the court from both ends to celebrate the Eagles snapping an eight-game losing streak to Duke. BC's last win over the Blue Devils came on March 17, 1985.

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All together now!

For Boston for Boston

We sing our proud refrain

For Boston for Boston

Tis Wisdom's earthly fane

For here all are one

And their hearts are true,

And the towers on the Heights

Reach to Heavens own blue

For Boston for Boston,

Till the echoes ring again!

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All together now!

For Boston for Boston

We sing our proud refrain

For Boston for Boston

Tis Wisdom's earthly fane

For here all are one

And their hearts are true,

And the towers on the Heights

Reach to Heavens own blue

For Boston for Boston,

Till the echoes ring again!

 

I thought the school was in Chestnut Hill?

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But Chestnut Hill isn't actual a town or city, it's a neighborhood that's a combination of Newton, Brighton, and Boston

 

So then.... it is still in Boston?

 

Someone needs to make up their mind. Is your school on wheels? Next you're going to tell me it is in Chapel Hill.

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