No. 19 Cavaliers Down Boston College 66-49
CHARLOTTESVILLE-Senior forward Mike Scott scored a game-high 18 points to lead the Virginia men’s basketball team to a 66-49 victory over Boston College in an Atlantic Coast Conference game Thursday night (Jan. 26) at John Paul Jones Arena.
The victory improves UVa’s overall record to 16-3 and the Cavaliers are now 3-2 in the ACC. Virginia is ranked 19th in this week’s Associated Press poll and 21st in the ESPN/USA Today Coaches poll.
Junior guard Jontel Evans had 10 points and a game-high six assists for the Cavaliers and sophomore forward Akil Mitchell scored a career-high 10 points and had five rebounds. Freshman guard Malcolm Brogdon led Virginia with a career-high seven rebounds.
The loss drops Boston College’s overall record to 7-13 and the Eagles are now 2-4 in the ACC.
Freshman forward Ryan Anderson had a double-double with 12 points and 10 rebounds to lead Boston College. He was the only player to score in double figures for the Eagles.
It’s the third consecutive game Virginia has held an opponent under 50 points and the ninth time this season.
After Boston College scored eight consecutive points to tie the game 44-44 with 10:24 remaining to play, Virginia out-scored the Eagles 22-5 the rest of the way. Senior guard Sammy Zeglinski scored six points for the Cavaliers in their run to end the game.
UVa led 31-23 at halftime and by 11 points early in the second half before Boston College rallied to tie the game.
Virginia shot 50.9 percent (27-53) from the field, including 40 percent (4-10) from three-point range, and made all eight of its free throws in the game. The Cavaliers out-rebounded Boston College 30-24 and had just eight turnovers.
Boston College shot 40.0 percent (18-45) from the field, including 35.0 percent (7-20) from three-point range, and 66.7 percent (6-9) from the free-throw line.
Virginia returns to action on Saturday (Jan. 28) when the Cavaliers play at NC State. That game is scheduled to begin at 8 p.m. and will be televised by ESPN2.