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Strong 2nd half pushes Dayton past Boston College in Puerto Rico 65-53

  • Dayton forward Devon Scott, right, goes to the basket against Boston College center Dennis Clifford during a NCAA college basketball game in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Ricardo Arduengo)

    Dayton forward Devon Scott, right, goes to the basket against Boston College center Dennis Clifford during a NCAA college basketball game in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Ricardo Arduengo)  (The Associated Press)

  • Boston College guard Olivier Hanlan, right, dribbles against Dayton guard Kyle Davis during a NCAA college basketball game in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Ricardo Arduengo)

    Boston College guard Olivier Hanlan, right, dribbles against Dayton guard Kyle Davis during a NCAA college basketball game in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Ricardo Arduengo)  (The Associated Press)

  • Boston College forward Garland Owens, left, dribbles against Dayton guard Scoochie Smith during a NCAA college basketball game in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Ricardo Arduengo)

    Boston College forward Garland Owens, left, dribbles against Dayton guard Scoochie Smith during a NCAA college basketball game in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Ricardo Arduengo)  (The Associated Press)

Jordan Sibert had 20 points and Dyshawn Pierre added 16 as Dayton held off Boston College 65-53 in the third-place game at the Puerto Rico Tip-Off.

Dayton (3-1) led for all but 50 seconds of the game, but had to scrap to hold onto their lead in the closing minutes.

The Flyers shot just 43 percent from the field, but forced 17 Boston College turnovers.

Eddie Odio led Boston College with 11 points. Olivier Hanlan added 10.

In addition to their turnovers, the Eagles (2-3) struggled shooting the ball throughout the game, finishing at just 34 percent.

Boston College hosts Marist on Dec. 1. Dayton hosts UIC on Saturday.