Chestnut Hill, MA (Sports Network) - There was nearly another upset in college basketball on Sunday, but No. 4 Duke scored the last six points -- the final three on Mason Plumlee free throws -- to steal a 62-61 decision over Boston College at Conte Forum.
The Blue Devils (21-2, 8-2 ACC) nearly joined the rest of the top-5 with losses this week, but narrowly survived a surprisingly tight battle against a team that sits at the bottom of the conference with Virginia Tech.
Plumlee finished with 19 and 11 rebounds and hit the go-ahead free throw with 25.1 seconds remaining, while Seth Curry chipped in 18 points in Duke's fifth straight win.
Olivier Hanlan led Boston College (10-13, 2-8) with 20 points, but missed a potential game-winning jumper from just inside the right elbow in the closing seconds.