- Associated Press - Wednesday, February 19, 2014

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) - Olivier Hanlan and Patrick Heckmann hit 3-pointers in overtime, Lonnie Jackson made four straight free throws in the final 26.2 seconds, and lowly Boston College stunned top-ranked Syracuse 62-59 Wednesday night, ending the Orange’s unbeaten season.

Boston College (7-19, 3-10 Atlantic Coast Conference), which had lost five straight, rallied from a 13-point second-half deficit to pull off the upset.

Syracuse (25-1, 12-1) travels to No. 5 Duke on Saturday night.

No. 3 Wichita State is the lone unbeaten in Division I after its 88-74 victory over Loyola of Chicago on Wednesday night.

The Eagles came to town with heavy hearts and a good dose of determination. Longtime basketball media contact and sports information assistant Dick Kelley died last week after a two-year battle with ALS. His funeral was Tuesday and the Eagles, who often visited his apartment, were wearing “DK” patches on their uniforms.

The Eagles, whose only conference wins this season were over Virginia Tech, beat a No. 1-ranked team for the third time but first since the 2008-09 season.

Syracuse, which had won its last two games by a combined three points, shot a season-low 32.2 percent from the field including going 2 of 12 from 3-point range.

No. 2 FLORIDA 71, AUBURN 65

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) - Patric Young made a pair of free throws with 19 seconds left and Auburn threw the ball away on the ensuing inbounds play, helping Florida secure the win.

The victory was Florida’s school-record 18th in a row and it kept the Gators (24-2, 13-0) perfect in Southeastern Conference play. It was also Florida’s 31st consecutive home victory.

Young led the Gators with 17 points and added seven rebounds. Tahj Shamsid-Deen led Auburn (12-12, 4-9) with 17 points.

After Young’s free throws put the Gators ahead 68-66, K.T. Harrell glanced up court and never saw Allen Payne’s inbounds pass. The ball bounced out of bounds and the Gators sealed the victory from the free throw line.

No. 3 WICHITA STATE 88, LOYOLA OF CHICAGO 74

CHICAGO (AP) - Fred VanVleet scored 22 points on perfect shooting and Wichita State beat Loyola of Chicago to become the only unbeaten team in major college basketball.

Wichita State and Syracuse began the day as the only Division I schools with perfect records. But the Orange lost 62-59 to Boston College in overtime, and the Shockers used an 11-2 run early in the second half to help close out the Ramblers.

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