BOSTON — Julius Brown scored 23 points, Justin Drummond had 20, and Toledo overcame a late deficit to beat Boston College 95-92 in the opening round of the 2K Sports Classic on Thursday night.
Nathan Boothe had 17 points and J.D. Weatherspoon had 13 for the Rockets (2-0).
Olivier Hanlan led Boston College (0-3) with 18 points and Joe Rahon and Ryan Anderson had 15 apiece.
With Boston College trailing 92-89, Patrick Heckmann went to the line with a chance to tie it with 8.8 seconds left after getting fouled on a 3-point attempt in front of the Eagles' bench. He swished the first two before back-rimming the third, bringing a loud gasp from the crowd.
Weatherspoon nailed two from the line with 6.6 seconds to make it 94-91 before Anderson was fouled catching the in-bounds pass. He made the first and missed the second.
Rian Pearson's free throw made it a three-point edge, and Anderson had his shot blocked as the horn sounded.
Trailing by eight with a little more than three minutes left, the Rockets charged, tying it at 86 on Drummond's two free throws with 1:21 to play.
After a missed 3 by BC's Heckmann, Brown nailed a 15-foot fallaway on the next possession.
BC's Anderson missed a short jumper in the lane and the Eagles were forced to foul Drummond, who hit two from the line, capping a 14-2 run that gave the Rockets a 90-86 lead.
UT shot 57 percent.
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