Olivier Hanlan hit a jumper with 10.9 seconds left to help Boston College beat Georgia Tech 66-65 on Tuesday in the opening game of the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament.
Hanlan finished with 25 points for the 12th-seeded Eagles (13-18), the last coming when he drove on Robert Sampson toward the baseline then stepped back to bury the shot on the right side.
It capped a wild final minute with three lead changes and a final missed opportunity for the 13th-seeded Yellow Jackets (12-19). Corey Heyward drove the lane but his layup bounced off the rim, and the ball was batted wildly to the far corner and out of bounds as time expired to end it.
BC survived a strong showing from Georgia Tech on the boards and its own 36-percent shooting after halftime. The Eagles advanced to Wednesday’s second round to face No. 19 North Carolina, the fifth seed.