— The Associated Press

ATLANTA — Iman Shumpert scored 24 points, including nine straight late in the second half, and Derrick Favors added 14 points to lead Georgia Tech to a 73-68 victory over Boston College in an Atlantic Coast Conference men’s basketball game on Saturday.

Georgia Tech (19-9, 7-7 ACC), improved to 14-1 at home. The Yellow Jackets had lost 3 of 4.

Boston College (14-14, 5-9) was led by Joe Trapani with 26 points. Reggie Jackson added 13 points and Corey Raji had 12 for the Eagles, who had their two-game winning streak snapped.

With the Yellow Jackets leading 56-45 with 8:49 left, Shumpert hit four straight shots, including a 3-pointer, to give them a 65-53 lead with 4:06 remaining. Their biggest lead of the second half was 15 at 54-39 with 11:24 left. and they led 73-61 with 22 second left before the Eagles scored the last seven points.

Shumpert hit a 3-point basket on Tech’s first possession and the Yellow Jackets went on to a 7-0 lead and never trailed.

Boston College had 21 turnovers and 10 shots blocked.

Tech led 37-30 at halftime. The Yellow Jackets had their biggest lead of the half at 30-16 with 6:50 left before intermission on a basket by Derrick Favors. Maurice Miller had five points in the run.

Boston College, however, went on a 14-3 run to get within three points, 33-30, on a 3-point basket by Joe Trapani with 2:22 left in the half. Tech’s Zach Peacock scored at the 1:11 mark and Shumpert hit a layup at the buzzer for the 37-30 lead.

Tech was outrebounded 20-11 in the first 20 minutes but made up for it by hitting 14 of 27 shots (52 percent), including 4 of 8 3’s. The Eagles were only 12 of 30 (40 percent) and had 11 turnovers and six shots blocked.

Both teams have two games remaining before the ACC tournament in Greensboro, N.C. begins on March 11.

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