Scores

Final

Virginia 63

(10-18, 4-12 ACC)

Boston College 76

(22-10, 9-7 ACC)

9:30 PM ET, March 12, 2009

Georgia Dome, Atlanta, Georgia

1 2 T
UVA 25 3863
BC 37 3976

Top Performers

Virginia: M. Diane 24 Pts, 3 Reb, 1 Ast, 3 Stl, 1 Blk

Boston College: R. Sanders 25 Pts, 7 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Stl, 1 Blk

Sanders scores 25 as Eagles get by Cavaliers 

Associated Press

ATLANTA -- Rakim Sanders scored 25 points and Boston College closed the first round of the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament with a sluggish 76-63 win over Virginia on Thursday night.

The Eagles (22-10) built a 37-25 lead by halftime and coasted the rest of the way against the ACC's lowest-scoring team. Virginia finished the season 10-18, its worst since a 9-17 record in 1966-67.

Mamadi Diane led the Cavaliers with 24 points, hitting 4 of 6 from beyond the 3-point arc, but he had little offensive help. Virginia shot just 37.5 percent (21 of 56) from the field and turned it over 20 times.

Boston College advanced to face No. 9 Duke in the quarterfinals Friday night.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
UVA
BC
Points 63 76
FG Made-Attempted 21-56 (.375) 22-52 (.423)
3P Made-Attempted 8-18 (.444) 1-8 (.125)
FT Made-Attempted 13-20 (.650) 31-36 (.861)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 28 (0/0) 19 (0/0)
Largest Lead 2 15

2008-09 Season

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Feb 4, 2009 BC 80, @UVA 70Recap
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