Jan. 28, 2014
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BC-VIRGINIA TECH MEET FOR 2ND TIME
Boston College hosts Virginia Tech on Wednesday night at 7 p.m. in Conte Forum for the second meeting between the two teams this month.
The Eagles won in Blacksburg back on January 11, 62-59. Junior Lonnie Jackson had a team-high 17 points and he hit the decisive 3-pointer with 27 seconds left in the game to give Boston College a 61-59 lead.
Boston College has lost seven of its last eight games, including a 68-60 loss to Georgia Tech last Tuesday.
The Hokies have lost six-straight games and eight of their last nine. They lost at Virginia on Saturday, 65-45.
BC is 10-1 at home against Virginia Tech with the lone loss coming in 2008. The Eagles have won the last four meetings in Conte Forum.
BC FALLS TO GEORGIA TECH
Boston College cut a 19-point first-half deficit to 57-56 with 4:44 left in the game, but Georgia Tech pulled away after that for a 68-60 victory last Tuesday in Conte Forum.
Sophomore Olivier Hanlan scored a team-high 19 points, going 8-for-10 from the floor. Junior Lonnie Jackson scored 14 points.
Georgia Tech opened the game on a 16-3 run over the first 4:47. The Yellow Jackets hit their first seven shots of the game. Trae Golden had seven of those points.
The Yellow Jackets then extended their lead to 34-15 at the 6:31 mark thanks to a 12-2 run.
Boston College scored nine unanswered points over three minutes to cut the deficit to 34-24. Jackson sparked the run with a trey.
Georgia Tech extended its lead to 42-27 at halftime.
The Eagles scored 10 unanswered points early in the second half to cut the deficit to 50-42. That turned into a 19-5 run that trimmed it to 55-51 with 9:34 left.
BC knocked the deficit down to 57-56, but Georgia Tech scored the next five points to make it 62-56 with 1:35 left.
BC TAKES FIRST MEETING IN BLACKSBURG
Junior Lonnie Jackson hit a 3-pointer with 27 seconds left to lead Boston College to a 62-59 win at Virginia Tech on January 11.
Jackson led all scorers with 17 points. He also had six rebounds.
Sophomore Olivier Hanlan recorded 14 points and four rebounds. Junior Ryan Anderson scored six points and grabbed 12 rebounds while classmate Dennis Clifford had six points and six rebounds.
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 and it was tight the rest of the way.
Virginia Tech's C.J. Barksdale hit a 3-pointer to give the Hokies a 59-58 lead with 1:36 left to play.
Jackson hit the decisive 3-pointer with 27 seconds left in the game to give BC a 61-59 advantage.
Sophomore Joe Rahon was fouled on a defensive rebound with two seconds left to play. He hit his first free throw and missed the second, and a last moment full-court shot hit the back iron to secure the BC win.