BOSTON (AP) — Dyami Starks scored all 17 of his points in the second half, including a tiebreaking driving basket with 1:44 to play, lifting Bryant past Boston College 56-54 for the school’s first victory ever over an Atlantic Coast Conference team.
Frankie Dobbs added 15 points and Corey Maynard nine for Bryant (3-2), which moved to Division I four years ago and had lost all four previous meetings with the Eagles. The Bulldogs had been 0-5 against ACC teams.
Olivier Hanlan led Boston College (2-4) with 19 points and Joe Rahon had 11.
After Boston College tied the game on a jumper by Hanlan, Starks did what he did for most of the second half — he hit a key basket for Bryant.
Alex Francis’ free throw gave Bryant a 54-51 edge before Rahon had one free throw for the Eagles.