No. 4 Duke holds on to beat Boston College 62-61

No. 4 Duke holds on to beat Boston College 62-61
February 10, 2013, 8:16 pm
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Duke's Mason Plumlee (5) dunks the ball against the Boston College defense during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Boston, Sunday, Feb. 10, 2013. (AP Photo/Mary Schwalm)


BOSTON (AP) Mason Plumlee had 19 points and 10 rebounds, hitting the game-winning free throw with 26 seconds left on Sunday to help No. 4 Duke rally from early and late deficits to beat Boston College 62-61.

Seth Curry added 18 points for the Blue Devils, who watched the three teams above them in the AP Top 25 lose to unranked opponents this week - and then nearly joined them.

Olivier Hanlan scored 20 points for Boston College (10-13, 2-8 Atlantic Coast Conference). The Eagles led by five points with 2:15 left and had a chance to win it after Plumlee made one of two free throws but Hanlan's jumper was wide and the rebound popped out of bounds as the buzzer sounded to end the game.

Duke (21-2, 8-2) won its fifth straight game.