Cavaliers Suffer 68-55 Loss at Boston College
CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. – Corey Raji had 18 points and nine rebounds to lift Boston College to a 68-55 win over Virginia on Wednesday night, sending the Cavaliers to their eighth consecutive loss.
It was just the third win in the past eight games for Boston College (15-14, 6-9 Atlantic Coast Conference).
Joe Trapani added 14 points and Rakim Sanders had 11 for the Eagles, who locked up eighth place for the ACC Tournament.
Mike Scott paced Virginia (14-14, 5-10) with 13 points and nine rebounds. Sylven Landesberg also scored 13 and Jerome Meyinsse had 12 points and five rebounds.
Boston College jumped to a 13-2 lead 3:48 into the game and led 37-23 at halftime. The closest Virginia got to the Eagles in the second half was 12 points at 62-50 with 3:20 left in the game.
Boston College shot 43.9 percent (25-57) from the field, including 25.0 percent (3-12) from three-point range, and 83.3 percent (15-18) from the free-throw line in the game. The Eagles also out-rebounded Virginia 35-31.
Virginia shot 46.2 percent (24-52) from the field, including just 15.4 percent (2-13) from three-point range, and a season-low 45.5 percent (5-11) from the free-throw line. The Cavaliers’ 46.2 percent shooting from the field was their best percentage in the last nine games.
Virginia closes its 2009-10 regular season with a game at home against Maryland on Saturday (March 6), while Boston College ends the regular season at NC State on Sunday (March 7).