Jan. 29, 2014
Score: Boston College 76, Virginia Tech 52
Records: Boston College (6-14, 2-5 ACC), Virginia Tech (8-12, 1-7 ACC)
Location: Conte Forum, Chestnut Hill, MA
BC Starters: Odio (F), Anderson (F), Jackson (G), Hanlan (G), Rahon (G)
Virginia Tech Starters: van Zegeren (F), Wilson (G), Emelogu (G), Eddie (F), Wood (F)
BC HIGHLIGHTS Sophomore Joe Rahon recorded 20 points, six assists and five rebounds. He was 7-for-11 from the floor and 5-for-8 from beyond the arc. Both his field goals and 3-pointers were season highs.
Junior Ryan Anderson had 18 points, eight rebounds and a career-high five blocks. He was 6-for-8 from the floor.
Junior Patrick Heckmann scored 14 points off the bench and sophomore Olivier Hanlan added 11.
Boston College scored 11 unanswered points as part of a 16-7 run to start the game. The Eagles held a lead of at least six points the rest of the way.
HOW IT HAPPENED Boston College started the game on a 16-7 run in which both Heckmann and Rahon hit a pair of 3-pointers.
The Eagles expanded its lead to 38-23 at the 4:05 mark thanks to a 12-4 run over 4:41. Junior Lonnie Jackson capped the run with a 3-pointer.
BC took a 46-33 lead into the half.
The Eagles scored the first eight points of the second half to build their lead to 54-33. Hanlan hit consecutive 3-pointers to cap the run.
The BC lead was never less than 20 points the rest of the way and reached 30 points, 76-46, with 6:39 left in the game.
Points: Joe Rahon, 20
Rebounds: Ryan Anderson, 8
Assists: Joe Rahon, 6
Points: Jarell Eddie, 23
Rebounds: Jarell Eddie, 10
Assists: Three tied with 2
INSIDE THE BOX SCORE Boston College hit 14 3-pointers in the game which tied a Conte Forum record. BC also hit 14 against Hartford on January 31, 2007. The Eagles hit 14 as a team last year in the ACC Tournament against Georgia Tech.
BC matched a season-high with 19 assists and its seven turnovers were the second-fewest this year. The +12 assist number was the best all season.
The Eagles' eight steals were a season high and seven blocks matched a season high.
Boston College had a 24-1 advantage in points off turnovers in the game.
The Eagles started the game 8-for-12 from the floor.
BC was 7-for-12 from beyond the arc in the first 20 minutes.
Lead Changes: 4
Largest Leads: BC by 30 2nd-6:39, GT by 2 1st-16:48
Boston College travels to Notre Dame on Saturday for the first meeting with the Irish since 2005. Game time is scheduled for noon on the ACC Network.