Men's Basketball Falls to Virginia, 65-51
Jan. 26, 2013
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - Sophomore Ryan Anderson scored a team-high 14 points, but Boston College fell to Virginia, 65-51, at John Paul Jones Arena on Saturday afternoon.
The Eagles held a 26-24 lead at halftime, but Virginia used a decisive 11-0 run from 15:33 to 10:35 in the second half to take command of the game. The Cavaliers outscored BC 40-16 in the paint in the contest.
Freshmen Olivier Hanlan and Joe Rahon each netted 10 points, and sophomore Lonnie Jackson recorded nine points on three 3-pointers for the Eagles. Sophomore Eddie Odio corralled a team-high seven rebounds.
The Eagles trailed early as the Cavaliers scored the game's first eight points and took a 15-6 lead just under 10 minutes into the contest. BC responded with 12 unanswered points claiming an 18-15 lead with 6:19 left in the first half. Junior Danny Rubin and Jackson accounted for all 12 of BC's points during the stretch as each of them connected on a pair of 3-pointers. Anderson capped a 15-2 BC run with a 3-point play giving the Eagles a 21-17 edge at the 5:25 mark.
Jackson knocked down another triple with 1:13 remaining in the opening half to give the visiting Eagles a 26-24 advantage heading into the break.
Early in the second half, Anderson converted on a 3-point play to tie the game, 31-31, at the 15:53 mark. Virginia then countered with 11 straight points to stake a 42-31 lead with 10:57 to play before Rahon stopped the run with a 3-pointer. The Cavaliers built a 47-35 edge with 8:11 remaining on the strength of a 16-4 run.
The Eagles could get no closer than 10 points the rest of the way. BC pulled within that margin twice - at 47-37 and 49-39 - with 7:38 and 6:34 remaining respectively. Virginia gained its largest lead, 63-48, with 41 seconds left.
Akil Mitchell and Justin Anderson led Virginia (14-5, 4-2 ACC) with 16 points apiece. Paul Jesperson grabbed seven rebounds for the Cavaliers.
Next, Boston College (9-10, 1-5 ACC) hosts North Carolina on Tuesday at 9 p.m. (ESPNU) in Conte Forum.