Scores

Final

Boston College 71

(13-6, 1-3 ACC)

Virginia Tech 79

(12-5, 2-1 ACC)

4:00 PM ET, January 17, 2009

Cassell Coliseum, Blacksburg, Virginia

1 2 T
BC 37 3471
VT 41 3879

Top Performers

Boston College: J. Trapani 23 Pts, 10 Reb, 1 Blk

Virginia Tech: J. Allen 30 Pts, 9 Reb, 2 Ast, 3 Stl, 3 Blk

Virginia Tech 79, Boston College 71

Associated Press

BLACKSBURG, Va. -- Jeff Allen scored a career-high 30 points and grabbed nine rebounds and Virginia Tech held Boston College to just one field goal in the final three minutes to pull away in a 79-71 win on Saturday.

Boston College (13-6, 1-3 Atlantic Coast Conference) tied the score at 54-54 on two free throws by Joe Trapani with under 13 minutes to play in the second half, but the Eagles never took the lead. Trapani's 3-pointer cut the Hokies' lead to 70-68 with 3:07 left.

But Virginia Tech (12-5, 2-1) hit 9 of 13 free throws in the final minute to pull away. BC's only points in the final three minutes came when Tyrese Rice hit a 3-pointer with 16.8 seconds left to cut the Tech lead to 77-71.

Allen shot 11-for-16 from the floor. Trapani finished with a career-high 23 for the Eagles.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
BC
VT
Points 71 79
FG Made-Attempted 24-59 (.407) 26-53 (.491)
3P Made-Attempted 7-24 (.292) 7-17 (.412)
FT Made-Attempted 16-18 (.889) 20-33 (.606)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 23 (0/0) 18 (0/0)
Largest Lead 8 9

2008-09 Season

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