Second Half Rally Comes Up Short at Virginia Tech – Boston College Athletics

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BLACKSBURG, Va.Boston College was defeated by Virginia Tech, 76-71, on Tuesday night at Cassell Coliseum in the 37th meeting all-time between the two programs. The Eagles fell to 11-8 on the season and 2-6 in ACC play. Sophomore Devin McGlockton led the charge for the Eagles, finishing with 19 points and 10 boards to post his second double-double of the season. Graduate student Quinten Post recorded 15 points in the game, along with seven rebounds and three steals. Post has finished in double figures in all but one game this season. 

FIRST HALF

  • McGlockton was the first player in the scoring column for BC, knocking down an early three-pointer.
  • With just under 15 minutes left in the half, the Eagles were on a hot streak, making four of their previous five shot attempts. BC trailed by one, 12-11.
  • Virginia Tech held a slim 19-18 lead at the 11:08 media timeout.
  • McGlockton (11 points) was the only player to reach double figures before halftime. 
  • Virginia Tech led 44-33 at halftime. Their largest lead in the half was 13.
  • Boston College shot 14-31 (45.2%) from the field, 3-9 (33.3%) from three-point range and 2-3 (66.7%) from the free throw line in the first half.
  • Virginia Tech shot 17-28 (60.7%) from the field, 6-12 (50.0%) from three-point range and 4-4 (100%) from the free throw line in the first half. 

SECOND HALF

  • The Eagles went on a 9-2 run to start the half, narrowing the gap down to six ahead of the 15:58 timeout. BC trailed 48-42. 
  • With 2:22 remaining, Post nailed a turnaround jumper to cut the deficit to three points. With 0:28 left in the action, BC trailed by two.
  • Boston College shot 16-29 (55.2%) from the field, 3-9 (33.3%) from three-point range and 3-6 (50.0%) from the free throw line in the second half.
  • Virginia Tech shot 9-25 (36.0%) from the field, 2-10 (20.0%) from three-point range and 12-12 (100%) from the free throw line in the second half. 

HIGHLIGHTS

  • With 19 points and 10 rebounds, McGlockton finished with his second double-double of the season.
  • McGlockton (19), Post (15), and Harris (14) each finished in double figures for the Eagles.  
  • The Eagles hauled in 13 more rebounds, by a margin of 35-22. 
  • BC outscored the Hokies in the paint by 16 (44-28) and in second chance points by seven (11-4). The Eagles had four more turnovers (15-11). 

NOTES

  • Today’s game marked the 37th meeting between the two schools.
  • Boston College fell to 23-14 all-time vs. Virginia Tech, snapping a five-game win streak. In ACC play, the Eagles are 16-12 versus the Hokies.
  • BC fell to 3-3 on the road, 2-5 in January, 9-3 in night games, and 8-5 on weekdays.
  • From 2000-04, both teams were members of the Big East. Boston College was 6-1 against Virginia Tech in Big East play.
  • Boston College is 7-8 all-time and 1-3 in ACC play in games played on the January 23 calendar date.

WHAT’S NEXT

  • The Eagles will travel to South Bend, Ind. to take on Notre Dame on Saturday, Jan. 27 at 12:00 p.m. The game will be televised on ESPNU. 
  • BC holds a 16-27 all-time record versus Notre Dame. Last week, the Eagles came away with a 63-59 home victory over the Fighting Irish on Monday, Jan. 15. 
  • The Eagles have won three consecutive games versus Notre Dame for the first time in 27 years. 

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