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Boston College holds off Georgia Tech 56-52

February 29, 2012
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BOSTON—Matt Humphrey scored 13 points, Ryan Anderson had 10, and Boston College held off Georgia Tech despite nearly blowing a 17-point lead on Wednesday night, beating the Yellow Jackets 56-52 for just its second win in 12 games.

Boston College (9-20, 4-11 Atlantic Coast Conference) climbed out of the conference cellar with the win and avoided matching a school-record for losses. The Eagles went 6-21 in 1998-99.

Daniel Miller paced Georgia Tech (10-19, 3-12) with 13 points and Kammeon Holsey had 12. The Yellow Jackets have lost 11 of their past 12.

Georgia Tech, which trailed 51-34 with just more than 11 minutes to play, cut the deficit to 54-52 with 2:21 left and had possession twice late but missed open jumpers. Jason Morris missed and the ball bounced out of bounds after a scramble, giving the Eagles possession with 32.3 seconds left.

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