BOSTON -- Monica Wright scored a career-high 39 points and Paulisha Kellum made a short jumper with 2.3 seconds left to lift Virginia (No. 22 ESPN/USA Today, No. 25 AP) to a 70-68 win over Boston College on Thursday night.
Wright scored 25 points in the second half for the Cavaliers (13-5, 2-2 Atlantic Coast Conference).Mickel Picco and Brittany Johnson led the Eagles (11-8, 2-2) with 13 points apiece.Virginia trailed 65-62 with 2 1/2 minutes left, but went up 68-66 when Wright hit a pair of free throws with 35.5 seconds left. Johnson then scored on a drive with 15.7 seconds remaining before Kellum hit the winner.Massachusetts Senator-elect Scott Brown sat about 15 rows behind the Boston College bench to watch his daughter, Ayla, play for the Eagles.A reserve, she scored all nine of her points in the final 12:52, including a key 3-pointer that put BC ahead 58-54 with just under 7 1/2 minutes to play.