Scores

Final OT

Virginia Tech 81

(12-8, 3-3 ACC)

Boston College 73

(12-6, 3-2 ACC)

4:00 PM ET, January 26, 2008

Silvio O. Conte Forum, Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts

1 2 OT T
VT 41 25 1581
BC 33 33 773

Top Performers

Virginia Tech: J. Thompson 14 Pts, 12 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Stl, 2 Blk

Boston College: T. Rice 27 Pts, 4 Reb, 2 Ast

Virginia Tech 81, Boston College 73

Associated Press

BOSTON (AP) -- Hank Thorns scored nine of his 11 points in overtime and Deron Washington had 19 points and eight rebounds to lift Virginia Tech to an 81-73 win over Boston College on Saturday.

J.T. Thompson and A.D. Vassallo each scored 14 points for the Hokies (12-8 overall, 3-3 Atlantic Coast Conference) in the team's first win in Conte Forum after six consecutive losses.

Tyrese Rice led the Eagles (12-6, 3-2) with 27 points. Rakim Sanders had 17, including a 3-pointer with 3.6 seconds left in regulation that sent the game to OT.

Cory Raji's two free throws 1:03 into overtime gave BC a 68-66 lead, but the Hokies scored the next seven points. Thorns pushed Virginia Tech in front for good with a 3 from the left wing and followed with a breakaway layup that made it 73-70. Washington then scored in the lane.

The Eagles closed to 73-70 on Shamari Spears' putback, but Thorns made two free throws that pushed the Hokies ahead 77-71 with just over a minute left.

Virginia Tech led 41-33 at halftime.

The Hokies played without second-leading scorer Jeff Allen, who served the final of his league imposed two-game suspension for inappropriate contact with a referee during last Saturday's game against Georgia Tech.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
VT
BC
Points 81 73
FG Made-Attempted 31-70 (.443) 24-64 (.375)
3P Made-Attempted 3-16 (.188) 5-15 (.333)
FT Made-Attempted 16-29 (.552) 20-31 (.645)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 24 (0/0) 24 (0/0)
Largest Lead 10 2

2007-08 Season

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