BOSTON (AP) -Joe Trapani scored seven of his 19 points during a game-breaking second-half run that led Boston College to an 82-70 quarterfinal win over St. John's Tuesday night in the NIT Season Tip-0ff tournament.
Tyrese Rice paced the Eagles (3-0) with 28 points and nine assists. It was the first meeting between the schools since BC bolted the Big East for the Atlantic Coast Conference in 2005. Rakim Sanders added 12 points and 10 rebounds for the Eagles.
BC will play No. 11 Purdue in the semifinals at Madison Square Garden in New York next Wednesday.
Paris Horne and Sean Evans each scored 14 points for St. John's (2-1).
Sanders' reverse layup pushed BC ahead for good, 58-57, with 7:41 to play. Trapani had an alley-oop slam and a 3-pointer in the 15-2 spree before his driving basket made it 71-59 with 3:15 left.
Advertisement

NCAAB Headlines

NCAAB Top Stories

Thumbnail Louisville vs. Florida State Pick One of the featured games today has No. 10 Florida State hosting No. 12 Louisville at 2PM ET. Which team...
Thumbnail Providence vs. Villanova Pick Will No. 1 Villanova make quick work of Providence when the two meet up in Big East action today at Noon ET?
Thumbnail North Carolina vs. Boston College Pick Will No. 9 North Carolina cruise when it goes on the road to face Boston College today at Noon ET?
Thumbnail Arizona State vs. UCLA Pick Should No. 3 UCLA have any trouble in disposing of Arizona State when the two meet up tonight at 11PM ET?
Thumbnail Maryland vs. Iowa Prediction The Iowa Hawkeyes are a small home favorite tonight against Maryland in Big Ten play. Will they cover?

NCAAB Team Pages