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Boston College forward Nik Popovic (21) reaches out to Virginia forward Isaiah Wilkins (21), who recovers a turnover during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Boston, Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017. (AP Photo/Mary Schwalm)

Virginia 71, BC 54

Mistake-prone BC punished by Virginia

The turnover-prone Eagles were routed at home by the 19th-ranked Cavaliers.

College basketball roundup

BU men see win streak snapped at 5 games

Loyola (Md.) handed the Terriers their first Patriot League loss of the season.

Boston University goaltender Jake Oettinger made 34 saves as the Terriers swept a home-and-home against BC for the first time in 15 years.

BU 3, BC 0

BU sweeps as Jake Oettinger shuts out BC

The 18-year-old made 34 saves as the Terriers swept the weekend home-and-home series.

Notre Dame forward V.J. Beachem (3) and guard Steve Vasturia (32) congratulate each other during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Miami, Thursday, Jan. 12, 2017, in Coral Gables, Fla. Notre Dame defeated Miami 67-62. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

Joe Sullivan | College Basketball

Notre Dame’s show has been pretty good on the road

Despite not scheduling any nonconference road games, the Irish are suddenly a solid visitor.

Coach Dabo Swinney spoke Saturday during a celebration at Memorial Stadium at Clemson University.

SPORTS LOG

Clemson fans celebrate NCAA football title

About 70,000 fans turned out to celebrate the Tigers’ first national championship in 35 years.

COLLEGE ROUNDUP

Northeastern hoops has win streak broken at 8

The Huskies fell at Towson, 74-67, on Saturday.

BC’s  Jerome Robinson drew a crowd of Syracuse  defenders on this first half drive.

SYRACUSE 76, BC 53

Syracuse rebounds to roll past BC

Twenty turnovers prevented the Eagles’ bid to sweep the Orange in the season series.

Maine’s Blaine Byron (left) and teammate Cam Brown were jumping for joy getting a chance to play at Fenway Park.

FROZEN FENWAY

Northeastern, UNH play to draw at Fenway

In the opener of the doubleheader, it was all Maine in a win over UConn.

UConn guard Saniya Chong (12) and her teammates waved to fans after the program won its 91st straight game Saturday.

UCONN 88, SMU 48

UConn women win 91st straight game to break their own record

The Huskies eclipsed the mark Geno Auriemma’s team accomplished six years ago.

Clayton Keller (left) scored the game-winner for BU.

BU 2, BC 1

Forsbacka Karlsson, Clayton Keller propel BU over BC

The Terriers secured their first home victory over their Comm. Ave. rivals since 2012.

SU vs North Carolina in NCAA's at Onondaga Community College. (Photos by Michael J. Okoniewski-SU Athletic Communications)

MLS SUPERDRAFT

Arlington’s Miles Robinson picked No. 2 in MLS SuperDraft

Syracuse sophomore defender goes to the Atlanta United.

Florida State's Xavier Rathan-Mayes drives the ball up court against Duke's Matt Jones in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game, Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017, in Tallahassee, Fla. Florida State won 88-72. (AP Photo/Steve Cannon)

Joe Sullivan | On college basketball

Florida State is Final Four good

After defeating Virgina and Duke, the Seminoles have a tough game at North Carolina Saturday.

NOTEWORTHY

Globe West: Noteworthy performances

Franklin’s Lexi Martin had a week to remember for the Merrimack College women’s basketball team.

NOTEWORTHY

GlobeSouth: Noteworthy performances

Mansfield’s Ryan Boulter helped the Merrimack College men’s basketball team to a 3-0 week.

February 5 1989 / Globe staff photo by Mark Wilson / Dana Barros / Boston College #NEcollegegreats

SPORTS LOG

BC to retire jerseys of Dana Barros, John Bagley

The school will retire the jerseys of the former star guards at halftime of the Virginia Tech game on Feb. 25.

Boston, MA - 11/21/15 - Boston College Eagles warm up on the field. The Notre Dame Fighting Irish take on the Boston College Eagles in the University's Shamrock Series at Fenway Park. Fenway Park last hosted a football game in1968. - (Barry Chin/Globe Staff), Section: Sports, Reporter: Michael Vega, Topic: 22Notre Dame-BC, LOID: 8.2.464867787.

Fenway to host college football, including BC-UConn

Brown-Dartmouth and UMass-Maine games are also on Fenway’s schedule.

United States forward Colin White (18) scores against Canada goaltender Carter Hart (31) during the third period of the gold medal hockey game at the World Junior ice hockey championships, Thursday, Jan. 5, 2017 in Montreal. (Paul Chiasson/The Canadian Press via AP)

COLLEGE HOCKEY NOTEBOOK

BC and BU are restocked for latest hockey rematch

The teams have all their players back from the World Juniors as they prepare for a two-game set.

NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 26: Jerome Robinson #1 of the Boston College Eagles drives in the lane past De'Monte Buckingham #11 of the Richmond Spiders in the second half during the consolation game of the Barclays Center Classic at Barclays Center on November 26, 2016 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)

BC 74, N.C. State 66

BC’s free throw shooting stops North Carolina State

The Eagles hit 17 of 18 from the stripe in the second half.

CHESTNUT HILL, MA - NOVEMBER 05: Members of Boston College run onto the field before a game against Louisville at Alumni Stadium on November 5, 2016 in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts. (Photo by Billie Weiss/Getty Images)

BC football agrees to home-and-home series with Kansas

The Eagles have not previously played the Jayhawks in football.

Fans hold up signs for Connecticut's 90 game win streak at the end of an NCAA college basketball game against South Florida, Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017, in Hartford, Conn. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

Sports Log

UConn women tie own mark for consecutive victories

The Huskies, who beat South Florida on Tuesday, will shoot for their 91st consecutive victory Saturday.

Chestnut Hill, MA - 9/24/2016 - (3rd quarter) Boston College Eagles defensive end Harold Landry (7) gets to Wagner Seahawks quarterback Alex Thomson (19) for a sack during the third quarter. Boston College football hosts Wagner at Alumni Stadium in Chestnut Hill. - (Barry Chin/Globe Staff), Section: Sports, Reporter: Gary M Washburn, Topic: 25BC-Wagner, LOID: 8.3.73211174.

For BC’s Harold Landry, returning was best option

The All-America defensive end explained that family and football played parts in his decision.

Boston, MA -- 1/8/2017 - The game between BU and UMass is seen from above during the third period of play at Fenway Park. (Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff) Topic: Reporter:

Starting times moved up for Saturday’s Frozen Fenway games

The Hockey East doubleheader will begin at 1:30 p.m. in consideration of fans planning to watch the Patriots.

Boston, Ma, April 12, 2016- Globe Staff Photo by Stan Grossfeld-- Bill Walton, who won a world championship with the 1986 Boston Celtics holds court in an elevator in the Liberty Hotel.

Bill Walton dresses as Uncle Sam for ESPN, comedy ensues

He did little preparation to discuss the Alabama-Clemson matchup, but that did not stop his personality from shining.

Foxborough, MA - 11/30/2016 - New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick at Patriots practice in Foxborough. - (Barry Chin/Globe Staff), Section: Sports, Reporter: Jim McBride, Topic: 01Patriots Practice, LOID: 8.3.812838744.

Belichick liked what he saw from Clemson-Alabama tilt

“I’d say there were a lot of good football players on that field,” he said. “Some of them I knew about. Some of whom I need to find out more about.”

Clemson safety Isaiah Simmons celebrated early Tuesday after the Tigers captured college football’s national championship.

Clemson, Alabama, USC are top 3 in final AP poll

Southern Cal became the first team with three losses to finish as high as No. 3.

Clemson’s Deshaun Watson threw a touchdown pass with 1 second left to win the national championship.

Christopher L. Gasper

A legendary performance, and a game for the ages

Clemson’s victory over Alabama, led by quarterback Deshaun Watson, was college football at its finest.

Clemson players and coaches celebrated after the Tigers scored the game-winning touchdown.

CLEMSON 35, ALABAMA 31

Clemson rallies to stun Alabama in national championship game

Deshaun Watson’s 2-yard touchdown pass to Hunter Renfrow with 1 second left ended the Crimson Tide’s 26-game win streak.

In the 2006 Rose Bowl, Vince Young scored the game-winning touchdown in the waning seconds.

A look back at other great college football showdowns

Monday’s Clemson-Alabama showdown was just as good as last year’s meeting.

Willie Evans flipped through a scrapbook in 2008.

Willie Evans, 79, was barred from a bowl game because he was black

Mr. Evans’s teammates elected to boycott the Tangerine Bowl, instead of playing in the game.

Chestnut Hill, MA - 9/24/2016 - (3rd quarter) Boston College Eagles defensive end Harold Landry (7) gets to Wagner Seahawks quarterback Alex Thomson (19) for a sack during the third quarter. Boston College football hosts Wagner at Alumni Stadium in Chestnut Hill. - (Barry Chin/Globe Staff), Section: Sports, Reporter: Gary M Washburn, Topic: 25BC-Wagner, LOID: 8.3.73211174.

BC defensive end Harold Landry will return for senior season

The Eagles next season will return their sack leader and second-team AP All-American and All-ACC second-teamer.

Sports/ scan Foxboro Ma. 4/29/86 Sullivan Stadium, Patriots second round choice Mike Ruth during press conference. Globe photo Frank O' Brien. TotalPats TotalPats08

Ex-BC star Mike Ruth named to College Football Hall of Fame

Peyton Manning, Marshall Faulk, Steve Spurrier, and Kirk Gibson are among the others to be inducted in December.

Northeastern’s TJ Williams in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game, Monday, Nov. 14, 2016, in Storrs, Conn. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

Joe Sullivan | College Basketball

Northeastern has a shot to make NCAA Tournament

The Huskies have won seven straight, but will still need to win the CAA tournament in March.

Clemson defensive lineman Christian Wilkins celebrated with fans after the Tigers beat Ohio State in the Fiesta Bowl Dec. 31.

Christopher L. Gasper

In the college football title game, root for Christian Wilkins

The Springfield native confesses to missing Massachusetts winters and lists Paul Pierce as his favorite athlete.

Fenway Park was a winter wonderland Sunday.

Frozen Fenway | BC 3, Providence 1

BC defeats Friars in Frozen Fenway nightcap

The Eagles took the second game of the Hockey East doubleheader.

Alabama head football coach Nick Saban has his sights set on a fifth national championship in eight seasons.

CFP National Championship | No. 1 Alabama vs. No. 2 Clemson (8 p.m., ESPN)

Alabama, Nick Saban eye college football history

The top-ranked Crimson Tide face Clemson in a rematch of last year’s title game.

UMass’ William Lagesson pulled the puck away from the boards during the first period.

Frozen Fenway | BU 5, UMass 3

BU led by two Bruins prospects in Frozen Fenway victory

Charlie McAvoy and Jakob Forsbacka Karlsson combined for three of BU’s five goals.

Creighton's Mo Watson drove past Providence's Isaiah Jackson during the second half.

COLLEGE ROUNDUP

Creighton earns rare victory at Providence

The 10th-ranked Bluejays won at Providence for the first time in 47 years.

Northeastern guard T.J. Williams scored 21 points as the Huskies won their eighth consecutive game.

NORTHEASTERN 64, JAMES MADISON 54

Northeastern wins seventh straight in men’s hoops

The Huskies (11-5, 4-0 CAA) are on their longest win streak since taking eight in a row in January 2013.

TAMPA, FL - JANUARY 7: Quarterback Deshaun Watson #4 of the Clemson Tigers during the College Football Playoff National Championship Media Day on January 7, 2017 at Amalie Arena in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Brian Blanco/Getty Images)

ALABAMA VS. CLEMSON | MONDAY, 8 P.M. (ESPN)

Clemson’s shot at a title is now

The Tigers (13-1) are losing just about everyone after Monday’s game against Alabama.

Alabama coach Nick Saban has the Crimson Tide in position to win its second straight national championship and fifth in eight seasons.

CHRISTOPHER L. GASPER

Nick Saban and Bill Belichick are kindred souls

They’re the only two football coaches on the planet who can relate to the burden of constant winning the other carries.

Duke fans bore down on BC’s Connar Tava, but he paid no mind to the Cameron Crazies as he inbounded the ball during the second half.

DUKE 93, BC 82

Duke withstands late push by BC

The Eagles trailed by as many as 25 points before giving the No. 8 Blue Devils a scare at Cameron Indoor Stadium.

Grayson Allen has a disturbing history of blatantly tripping opposing players.

Bob Ryan

Coach K went way too easy on Grayson Allen

Enough people already despise Duke. Mike Krzyzewski gave them more reason to do so.

NOTEWORTHY

Globe North: Noteworthy performances

Marcos Echevarria of Lynn is averaging 26.5 points per game at Nichols College.

08nocampus -- Jordan Cross of Saugus plays hockey at Connecticut College. (Paul Brandon Allen)

CAMPUS ANGLE

Jordan Cross ready to skate again at Fenway

The sophomore forward and her Connecticut College hockey teammates take on Bowdoin Jan. 12 at the home of the Red Sox.

CAMPUS ANGLE

For Abela, basketball and teaching in her blood

In pursuing basketball and a likely teaching career, Caitlyn Abela is following in the footsteps of her mother, Diann.

CAMPUS ANGLE

BU’s Oluwadara a man of many talents

Newton North graduate David Oluwadara, just 21 and a BU senior, is a track star, musician, clothing designer, and assistant minister.

NOTEWORTHY

GlobeSouth: Noteworthy performances

Brockton’s Garrisson Duvivier is putting up strong early-season numbers on the basketball court for Gordon College.

NOTEWORTHY

GlobeWest: Noteworthy performances

Maynard’s Cal Howes, a freshman basketball guard at Worcester State, had a memorable week.

WACO, TX - JANUARY 04: Nazareth Mitrou-Long #15 of the Iowa State Cyclones drives to the basket against Johnathan Motley #5 of the Baylor Bears in the first half at Ferrell Center on January 4, 2017 in Waco, Texas. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

Joe Sullivan | College Basketball

Baylor’s going to be No. 1, but the Bears are not the best team

Duke, Villanova, UCLA, Kansas, and Kentucky are all better teams.

DURHAM, NC - JANUARY 04: Associate head coach Jeff Capel walks behind head coach Mike Krzyzewski of the Duke Blue Devils as they leave the floor after the game against the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets at Cameron Indoor Stadium on January 4, 2017 in Durham, North Carolina. Duke won 110-57. (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)

JULIAN BENBOW

Duke expects to be OK without Coach K

Mike Krzyzewski’s back surgery is being viewed by the Blue Devils as just another bump in their road.