Posted January 05, 2013 on AP on Fox
Boston College came painfully close to ending a four-game losing streak against N.C. State and spoiling the league opener for the preseason favorites in the Atlantic Coast Conference. The Eagles couldn't overcome their own mistakes and failed to capitalize on some late breaks as No. 23 N.C. State held on for a 78-73 win Saturday. ''We know we can play with anyone, staying close to N.C. State and maybe beating N.C. State,'' said Joe Rahon, who finished with 18 points. ''We expect to be in that situation and in a tight game like that. We are a young team and this is teaching us how to win close games.'' This was one unpleasant lesson, ending the Eagles' five game winning streak. The Wolfpack (12-2, 1-0) won their ninth straight, their longest streak since 1983-84, but only after giving the Eagles several opportunities to pull off an upset. The Eagles cost themselves the most at the foul line, going 15 for 22 in the second half. Boston College (8-6, 0-1) missed a chance to tie wh...
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