CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. (AP) — Jamel Horton’s 3-pointer with 36 seconds left gave Albany the cushion it needed to earn its first road victory of the season, upsetting Boston College 61-57 on Monday night.
The Great Danes built a 35-26 lead by intermission but Boston College battled back to take the lead 39-37 on a jumper and layup by DeMarr Langford Jr. Albany took the lead for good on a 3-pointer by Matt Cerruti with 10:13 left and pushed the lead to double digits on Jarvis Doles’ layup with 5:38 left that made it 54-44.
Jaeden Zackery hit two free throws to get the Eagles within two, 54-52 with 3:54 left, but Justin Neely and De’Vondre Perry hit jumpers back-to-back, and after Quinton Post got Boston College back within two with his layup wtih 1:15 left, Horton hit from deep.
Perry finished with 16 points to lead Albany (3-7), which won on the road for the first time in six games. Cerruti hit 4 of 7 from 3-point range and finished with 14 points.
Zackery finished with 15 points to lead Boston College (6-5), which lost at home for the first time in seven starts. Quinten Post finished with 13 points and grabbed seven boards. Makai Ashton-Langford added 11 points and DeMarr Langford Jr. added 10.
The Eagles are off until they travel to Wake Forest Dec. 22.
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