Michael Adams made two free throws with one second left last night to lift Boston College to a 67-66 upset over sixth-ranked Syracuse at Boston Garden.
Wendell Alexis had hit two free throws for the Orangemen with 20 seconds remaining to give them their only lead of the second half, 66-65.
Boston College's Stu Primus forced a 15-foot jumper that fell short with seven seconds to go. Dominic Pressley fouled Syracuse's Rony Seikaly with six seconds left.
Seikaly missed the front end of the one-and-one and Trevor Gordon rebounded for the Eagles. He threw the ball to Adams, who attempted a desperation shot from 30 feet that landed far from the basket.
But Andre Hawkins was charged with a blocking foul against Adams. After Syracuse called time, Adams made the free throws that won the game.
"Players are supposed to decide the game, not the referees," said Syracuse Coach Jim Boeheim.
Asked if he thought the officials had decided the outcome, Boston College Coach Gary Williams said, "Syracuse shot 22 free throws, we shot 10."
BC (16-5, 5-5 in the Big East) was led by Adams and Roger McCready with 16 points each.
Syracuse dropped to 15-4, 6-4.