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Men's Basketball Topples No. 19 West Virginia

Feb. 25, 1998

Game Statistics

BOSTON (AP) - Duane Woodward scored 20 points, including a key jumper with 22 seconds left Wednesday night, and Boston College survived three 3-point misses by No. 19 West Virginia in the final 14 seconds to beat the Mountaineers 72-69.

Antonio Granger added 16 points and Mickey Curley had 14 for the Eagles (14-15, 6-12 Big East). Brent Solheim paced the Mountaineers (22-6, 11-6) with 17 points, 13 in the second half, and Adrian Pledger had 14 points.

Solheim's free throw with 53 seconds left brought the Mountaineers within 70-69. Thirty-one seconds later, Woodward hit his jumper from the top of the key.

Jarrod West and Damian Owens both missed 3-pointers, but the Mountaineers regained possession when the ball went out of bounds off the Eagles with 3.8 seconds left.

After a timeout, West Virginia got the ball to a wide-open Solheim, whose 3-point attempt bounced off the rim as the horn sounded.

Curley's free throw with 4:40 left had given the Eagles a 68-61 lead, but West hit a 3-pointer to ignite a 8-2 run that made it a one-point game.

The Mountaineers had scored the first six points of the second half and led 50-42 on Owens' fastbreak layup with 15:10 to play. Boston College went on an 11-0 run over the next 2 1/2 minutes to take a 53-50 lead.

In the first half, Pledger scored six points as West Virginia jumped ahead 17-7 before the Eagles rallied with a 18-4 run as Woodward scored eight points.

The Mountaineers led 36-35 at halftime.

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