COLLEGE PARK, Md. — Maryland welcomed No. 6 Boston College to the Atlantic Coast Conference with a slap in the face.

Ekene Ibekwe scored 21 points, Chris McCray had 16, and the 19th-ranked Terrapins ruined the Eagles' ACC debut with a 73-71 victory Sunday night.

Craig Smith had 23 points and 12 rebounds, and Sean Marshall scored 15 for the Eagles (6-2), who lost to a Top 25 team for the second time in six days. The defeat came on the heels of a loss to No. 14 Michigan State on Tuesday night.

Boston College went 5-for-15 at the line, compared to a 19-for-29 performance by the Terrapins (7-2, 1-0).

The Eagles trailed 73-68 before Tyrese Rice hit a 3-pointer with 2.2 seconds left. After Maryland threw the inbounds pass away, Boston College did the same thing. As the final buzzer sounded, several hundred fans stormed the court to celebrate.

A 5-0 spurt put Maryland up 65-62 with 3:56 left. After Rice made a layup for Boston College, Ibekwe missed two free throws with 2:21 to go.

D.J. Strawberry stole the ball on the other end, and McCray made a three-point play for a 68-64 lead. Then, after Smith made one of two foul shots, a Maryland basket was wiped out by an offensive goaltending call.

Smith then fouled out when called for a charge, and a reverse layup by Nik Caner-Medley put Maryland up 70-65 with 43 seconds left.

The Terrapins held on — but barely.

Maryland led by three points on four occasions during the first 8 minutes of the second half, but the Eagles kept coming back. Then, after BC's Akida McLain missed an easy layup, James Gist made two foul shots to put the Terrapins ahead 49-45 with 11:05 to go.

Marshall followed with a 3-pointer, Smith made a baseline jumper and Marshall sank one of two foul shots to give BC a 51-49 lead.

There were three ties and five lead changes the rest of the way.

Boston College went 16-for-28 from the floor in the first half, but Ibekwe had 15 points and five rebounds to stake Maryland to a 35-33 lead.

Ibekwe scored 11 points on 5-for-5 shooting to put the Terrapins up 13-8 with 6 minutes elapsed. All his baskets were layups, the result of Maryland's effort to assert itself inside from the outset.

Boston College then packed the lane, and McCray hit a 3-pointer before Ibekwe drove the lane for a layup to make it 24-18. The Eagles answered with a 6-0 run, but a baseline jumper by McCray and two straight baskets by Caner-Medley restored the six-point margin.

Maryland then missed five straight shots, and Boston College used a 9-1 run to take its first lead since 2-0.

SETON HALL 83, TULANE 64: At East Rutherford, N.J., Donald Copeland scored a career-high 25 points to lead Seton Hall to an easy victory over Tulane on Sunday. Jamar Nutter added 16 points for Seton Hall (6-2), while Marcus Cousin pulled down 12 rebounds. David Gomez paced the Green Wave (2-5) with 16 points, including 12-of-13 from the free throw line.

CREIGHTON 70, NEBRASKA 44: At Omaha, Johnny Mathies scored a career-high 29 points and Creighton benefited from 31 Nebraska turnovers in the annual meeting of the state's Division I basketball programs. The Bluejays (4-2) won their seventh straight regular-season game against the Cornhuskers.

TULSA 56, S. ARKANSAS 51: At Tulsa, Okla., Tulsa built a 31-7 first-half lead and narrowly averted a meltdown before securing a 56-51 win over Southern Arkansas Saturday. The NCAA Division II Muleriders, picked to finish last in the Gulf South Conference, made the Hurricane sweat out a sloppy second half in which they had 15 turnovers and shot just 5-for-16 from the field. Southern Arkansas (3-5) scored the last five points of the first half, then outscored Tulsa (3-4) 16-5 to open the second half and pull to 36-28 with 10:50 to play.

ORAL ROBERTS 79, N. COLORADO 66: At Greeley, Colo., Caleb Green had 24 points to lead four other Oral Roberts players in double-digit scoring as the Golden Eagles defeated Northern Colorado. Larry Owens had 16 points, Ken Tutt scored 14, and Mickey Michalec and Marchello Vealy each scored 10 for Oral Roberts (5-3), which was down to eight players due to injury. Northern Colorado (0-10) was within two with 17:49 to go in the second half after Matt Kline hit a 3-pointer to make it 44-42, but Michalec hit two foul shots to help Oral Roberts pull away again. The Bears couldn't get any closer.

XAVIER 75, MIAMI (Ohio) 65: At Oxford, Ohio, Stanley Burrell scored 22 points and Xavier held Miami of Ohio to one field goal in the final six minutes. Justin Cage added 15 points, including five in the last six minutes, and Dedrick Finn finished with 12 for the Musketeers (5-1). Justin Doellman just missed a double-double with nine points and 10 rebounds.

William Hatcher scored a career-high 24 points for the RedHawks (4-2), who had a four-game winning streak snapped. He scored 20 of his points in the first half, including 10 in the first four minutes.

Senior Nate VanderSluis also had 10 points and 12 rebounds, and freshman Michael Bramos scored a career-high 14 points in his first career start for Miami.

The game featured seven ties and 13 lead changes, the last coming when Burrell made two free throws to give Xavier a 64-63 lead with 5:30 left.

Cage followed with a layup but Nathan Peavy responded with two free throws for the RedHawks to make it 66-65.

Cage then hit a 3-pointer as the shot clock was winding down to give the Musketeers a 69-65 lead with 3:07 left.