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BOSTON (AP) — Jared Hamilton hit a tiebreaking 3-pointer with 37 seconds left and added a pair of free throws to clinch it as Boston College beat No. 18 Virginia 60-53. It was the first Atlantic Coast Conference loss of the season for the defending national champions. Jay Heath scored 17 for the Eagles, who had not beaten Virginia since 2013. It was BC's first win over a ranked team since a victory over No. 11 Florida State last January. Braxton Key scored 16 points with eight rebounds for the Cavaliers, who have lost two of their last four games.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Jordan Nwora scored 19 points including a critical layup with 5:21 remaining, and Darius Perry and Ryan McMahon followed with key baskets down the stretch to help No. 13 Louisville pull away from Miami 74-58. The Cardinals ended a two-game skid. Louisville led by 20 midway through the first half before the Hurricanes got within 11 at the break. Miami eventually whittled it down to 57-52 on Kameron McGusty's two free throws with 5:37 left before Nwora's layup provided a seven-point edge. McGusty and Chris Lykes had 18 points apiece for Miami, which dropped its second in a row.
CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — No. 1 LSU and No. 3 Clemson are in the middle of extended delay with their showdown for the College Football Playoff championship. It will be 16 days from the time LSU and Clemson won their CFP semifinals on Dec. 28 before they meet in New Orleans for the crown on Jan. 13. CFP executive director Bill Hancock says the game is a sellout and the buzz has been steady despite the delay. Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence says the extra time gives the teams a chance to heal bruises.
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