Boston College vs Virginia Tech

Boston College 86, Virginia Tech 75


BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) - Ryan Anderson had 26 points and nine rebounds and Boston College won for the sixth time in seven games, beating undermanned Virginia Tech 86-75 on Wednesday night in the Hokies' ACC home opener.

Lonnie Jackson added 22 points and Olivier Hanlan 17 for the Eagles (9-6, 1-1 Atlantic Coast Conference), who bounced back from a 5-point loss at North Carolina State at home on Saturday.

Erick Green scored 24 points and Jarell Eddie had 21 for the Hokies (9-6, 0-2), who have lost four straight. Coach James Johnson had only four other scholarship players at his disposal because Marshall Wood is recovering from a broken left foot and Robert Brown was out with an illness.

The Hokies got solid contributions from walk-ons Christian Beyer - six points, eight rebounds and two assists - and Will Johnston - five points - but were undermined by foul trouble and their short bench.

Virginia Tech made its final surge, a 9-2 burst to get within 53-49 with nearly 11 minutes to play. It stayed closed until Anderson turned a turnover by Green into a fastbreak layup and, after an offensive foul by the Hokies, Hanlan rebounded his own miss and scored to put the Eagles ahead 65-58. Two more inside baskets by Anderson and another by Hanlan made it 71-62, and the Hokies never got close again.

Anderson scored 16 points in the second half, and Jackson had 19. The Eagles also turned 17 Hokies turnovers into 29 points, and turned it over just five times themselves, leading to no Hokies points.

The Eagles opened the second half on a 10-4 run to extend their lead to 42-30, but after a timeout, Marquis Rankin and Eddie hit consecutive 3-pointers to pull the Hokies to within 42-36.

That fired the crowd up, but Jackson's 3-pointer sparked a 9-4 burst that made it 49-38.

Early on, Beyer made his impact felt. In a 13-6 run that gave the Hokies a 23-17 lead, he scored on a putback, a 17-foot jumper and then fed Eddie inside before Green finished it with a long 2-pointer.

But the Hokies got just one basket the last 5 1/2 minutes of the half - a 3-pointer from Johnston - as the Eagles closed the half on a 15-3 run to lead 32-26 at halftime. Five Eagles scored in the run.


Follow Hank on twitter at:

Copyright 2017 by STATS LLC and The Associated Press. Any commercial use or distribution without the express written consent of STATS LLC and The Associated Press is strictly prohibited.
Boston College (9-6) «325486
Virginia Tech (9-6)264975

Related Video


CBSSports Shop

Men's Nike White Villanova Wildcats 2016 NCAA Men's Basketball National Champions Locker Room T-Shirt

Villanova Wildcats 2016 National Champs
Get the Locker Room Gear!
Shop Now

Boston College Eagles
R. Anderson, F3511-174-892026
L. Jackson, G405-87-1272322
O. Hanlan, G385-155-984217
J. Rahon, G374-80-00629
P. Heckmann, G211-61-23353
D. Clifford243-53-45019
E. Odio30-00-00000
A. Van Nest20-10-00010
D. Jacobs00-00-00000
D. Rubin00-00-00000
Totals 29-6020-3533171486
Virginia Tech Hokies
J. Eddie, F358-173-361421
C. Raines, F171-30-03012
C. Barksdale, F162-52-24056
E. Green, G3910-191-339424
M. Rankin, G301-31-22144
J. Van Zegeren243-41-24037
C. Beyer222-22-28216
W. Johnston172-30-10145
Totals 29-5610-1534142675
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
N. Carolina14-433-75
Florida St.12-626-914
Notre Dame12-626-1023
Va. Tech10-822-1148
Miami (Fla.)10-821-1242
Wake Forest9-919-1439
Georgia Tech8-1021-16106
NC State4-1415-17141
Boston College2-169-23219
Other games
NEB 47 Final
BUTL 72 Final
UGA 44 Final
FLA 77
IAST 89 Final
KAN 97
SYR 72 Final
LOU 73 Final
GT 70 Final
SILL 76 Final
MINN 84 Final
ILL 67
UNLV 60 Final
SDSU 65 Final