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Men's Basketball Defeats Virginia Tech, 62-59

Jan. 11, 2014

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Score: Boston College, 62, Virginia Tech 59
Records: Boston College (5-11, 1-2 ACC), Virginia Tech (8-7, 1-2 ACC)
Location: Cassell Coliseum, Blacksburg, VA
Attendance: 3,972
BC Starters: Odio (F), Anderson (F), Jackson (G), Hanlan (G), Rahon (G)
Virginia Tech Starters:Joey van Zegeren (F), Devin Wilson (G), Ben Emelogu (G), Jarell Eddie (F), C.J. Barksdale (F)


  • Junior Lonnie Jackson hit a 3-pointer-his first points of the half- with 27 seconds left in the game to give Boston College a 61-59 lead.
  • Jackson led all scorers with 17 points. He also had six rebounds.
  • Sophomore Olivier Hanlan tallied 14 points and recorded four rebounds.
  • Junior Ryan Anderson scored six points and registered 12 rebounds while classmate Dennis Clifford also scored six points and recorded six rebounds.

    Junior Lonnie Jacksonhit a 3-pointer-his first points of the half- with 27 seconds left in the game to give Boston College a 61-59 lead.


  • The largest lead of the first half was an 18-13 BC edge at the 11:26 mark. There were nine ties and 10 lead changes in the first 20 minutes.
  • Virginia Tech had a 34-32 halftime lead.
  • The Hokies went on a 7-2 run to make it a 56-55 lead with 4:13 left in the second half.
  • Joe Rahon connected on a 3-pointer at the 2:54 mark to give the Eagles a 58-56 lead.
  • Virginia Tech's C.J. Barksdale answered back with a trey to give the lead back the Hokies with 1:36 left to play.
  • Jackson hit decisive 3-pointer with 27 seconds left in the game to give BC a 61-59 advantage.
  • Joe Rahonwas fouled on a defensive rebound with two seconds left to play. He hit his first free throw and missed the second and secured the game for BC.

    Boston College
    Points: Lonnie Jackson, 17
    Rebounds: Ryan Anderson, 12
    Assists: Joe Rahon, 5

    Virginia Tech
    Points: Adam Smith, 12
    Rebounds: Jarell Eddie, 8
    Assists:Devin Wilson, 4


  • Virginia Tech had an advantage in points off turnovers (10-5).
  • The Eagles and the Hokies each had 20 points in the paint.
  • Jackson scored 14 of his 17 points in the first half.
  • 11 of Anderson's 12 rebounds were defensive.
  • Clifford played 21 minutes off the bench in his second game of the season. He had six points and recorded six rebounds.
  • Ties: 11
    Lead Changes: 15
    Largest Leads:BC - 5 (first half), Virginia Tech - 5 (second half)


  • Sophomore Olivier Hanlan became the ACC's all-time leading point scorer among Canadians. He now has 820 points in his career. Duke's Greg Newton had 812 points from 1994-97.
  • Junior Lonnie Jackson has enjoyed Cassell Coliseum. He hit five 3-pointers there last year and had 22 points.

    Boston College hosts #2/2 Syracuse on Monday night at 9 p.m. in Conte Forum. It is the first time the two will meet since 2005 and the first time as ACC members.

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