In a matchup of two teams that have been struggling, Rice finished with 11 points and eight rebounds and Kammeon Holsey and Daniel Miller each added 10 for the Yellow Jackets (9-14, 2-7 Atlantic Coast Conference).
Matt Humphrey scored 15 points and Lonnie Jackson had 10 for Boston College (7-16, 2-7), which has dropped six in a row and nine of 11.
NO. 5 NORTH CAROLINA 83, MARYLAND 74
In College Park, Md., Tyler Zeller scored 22 points, John Henson had 17 points and 12 rebounds, and North Carolina rallied from a nine-point deficit in the second half to squeeze past Maryland.
The Tar Heels (20-3, 7-1 ACC) got all they could handle from the upstart Terrapins, who didn’t lead over the final nine minutes but never let North Carolina get comfortable down the stretch.
Terrell Stoglin scored 20 points for Maryland (13-9, 3-5).
NO. 21 FLORIDA STATE 58, NO. 16 VIRGINIA 55
In Tallahassee, Fla., reserve Okaro White scored 13 points, Xavier Gibson added 10 points and Florida State earned its seventh consecutive ACC victory.
Virginia (17-4, 4-3 ACC), which got 16 points each from Mike Scott and Joe Harris, trailed by 13 in the second half but couldn’t complete the comeback.
It’s the first time Florida State (16-6, 7-1) has won seven consecutive games in ACC play since joining the league in 1991-92.
VIRGINIA TECH 67, CLEMSON 65
In Blacksburg, Va., Jarell Eddie scored 15 points and Dorian Finney-Smith snapped out of a six-game shooting skid and added 12 points, and Virginia Tech squandered almost all of a big second-half lead before beating Clemson.
The Hokies (13-10, 2-6 ACC) led by double figures until the last four minutes, when Clemson went to a full court press that was effective and went on a 15-3 run that kept it tense until the final buzzer.
Andre Young and K.J. McDaniels scored 14 points each and Devin Booker added 11 for the Tigers (11-11, 3-5).
NORTH CAROLINA STATE 87, WAKE FOREST 76
In Raleigh, N.C., Scott Wood had season highs of 23 points and six 3-pointers to lead North Carolina State (17-7, 6-3 ACC) past Wake Forest.
C.J. Harris finished with 21 points for the Demon Deacons (11-12, 2-7).