COL BKB: Duke 90, Boston College 80

Feb. 9, 2008 at 4:57 PM

DURHAM, N.D., Feb. 9 (UPI) -- Kyle Singler and DeMarcus Nelson combined for 47 points Saturday, fueling second-ranked Duke's rally to a 90-80 victory against inspired Boston College.

Singler finished with 24 points and Nelson 23.


Duke played a sluggish first half following its commanding 89-78 victory at third-ranked North Carolina in Chapel Hill Wednesday and found itself trailing 35-28 after Tyrese Rice's two free throws with 4:50 left.

Duke closed to 42-41 when David Thomas sank a layup as time expired.

In the second half, a pair of 17-2 spurts gave Duke an 80-67 lead with 6:03 remaining. Singler buried three-pointers in both runs.

Jon Scheyer scored 11 points, and Greg Paulus added eight points and five assists for the Blue Devils (21-1, 9-0 ACC), who extended their winning streak to 11 in a row.

BC (12-10, 3-6) was led by Rice's 28 points and seven assists. Biko Paris scored 11 points and Shamari Spears 10 in the Eagles' sixth straight loss.

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