SYRACUSE, N.Y. — Olivier Hanlan and Patrick Heckmann hit 3-pointers in overtime, Lonnie Jackson made four straight free throws in the final 26.2 seconds and lowly Boston College stunned top-ranked Syracuse 62-59 Wednesday night, ending the Orange's unbeaten season.
Boston College (7-19, 3-10 Atlantic Coast Conference), which had lost five straight, rallied from a 13-point second-half deficit to pull off the upset.
Syracuse (25-1, 12-1) travels to No. 5 Duke on Saturday night.
No. 3 Wichita State is the lone unbeaten in Division I after its 88-74 victory over Loyola of Chicago on Wednesday night.
The Eagles came to town with heavy hearts and a good dose of determination. Longtime basketball media contact and sports information assistant Dick Kelley died last week after a 2-year battle with ALS. His funeral was Tuesday and the Eagles, who often visited his apartment, were wearing "DK" patches on their uniforms.
The Eagles, whose only conference wins this season were over Virginia Tech, beat a No. 1-ranked team for the third time but first since the 2008-09 season.
Syracuse, which had won its last two games by a combined three points, shot a season-low 32.2 percent from the field, including going 2-of-12 from 3-point range.