NCAAB Game Recap - Virginia Tech at Boston College
Sat Jan 25, 2020 2:00 PM EST

Baylor
72
Fla
61
F
Pacif
59
Gonz
92
F
Tenn
68
Kansas
74
F
ND
84
FlaSt
85
F
Clem
62
Lou
80
F
Dayt
87
Rich
79
F
Vill
64
Prov
60
F
Mizzu
51
WVU
74
F
KY
76
TxTch
74
F(OT)
IaSt
76
Aub
80
F
SMU
74
Mem
70
F
Ill
64
Mich
62
F
Ariz
65
AzSt
66
F
Wash
62
Colora
76
F
Nebras
72
Rut
75
F
Pitt
61
Syr
69
F
Del
76
NE
74
F
Mia-FL
71
UNC
94
F
Lafy
74
Leh
56
F
VACom
76
LaSal
65
F
Mercer
69
VMI
66
F
Maine
53
UMBC
63
F
IL-C
69
Detr
70
F
Furm
78
Citad
54
F
Army
73
Navy
66
F
LSU
69
Tex
67
F
MisSt
62
Okla
63
F
StJon
79
DeP
66
F
VaTec
56
BC
61
F
WIGB
94
YSU
98
F(OT)
Presb
57
Winth
72
F
Temp
59
Penn
66
F
E MI
68
MiaO
73
F
Duques
64
UMass
73
F
Brad
53
IndSt
61
F
App
78
CoCar
58
F
Colg
79
Amer
69
F
Boston
79
HolyC
64
F
Denv
70
NDSt
82
F
UNCG
70
Samf
63
F
SIU
58
IlSt
55
F
LaTec
72
UAB
58
F
Hartfo
62
Albany
48
F
URI
81
StBon
75
F
IUPUI
89
Oakl
85
F(OT)
WIMil
53
Clev
70
F
FaDi
60
SacHr
77
F
Akr
88
Ohio
86
F
Merrim
76
CenCT
86
F
FlaAM
87
How
83
F
NCSU
58
GaTec
64
F
StJos
69
GrgWas
85
F
OkSt
73
TexAM
62
F
TCU
67
Ark
78
F
UNH
77
Bingha
69
F
UNCA
63
USC-Up
80
F
Tows
70
W&M
58
F
Lib
43
Stetsn
48
F
StFPA
79
StFNY
86
F
Hamp
79
Radf
83
F
FlInt
49
Charl
75
F
Drex
59
Hof
72
F
JMU
73
Elon
82
F
Chat
64
ETSU
75
F
Colum
50
Corn
62
F
UNCW
72
Charl
70
F
SEMO
59
E IL
61
F
BethC
95
NCAT
98
F
DelSt
45
NCC
72
F
Morg
50
Copp
48
F
Oral
80
SDak
91
F
SeLA
84
NWSt
81
F(OT)
HBU
89
McNee
102
F
ChaSo
92
GWebb
83
F(2OT)
RobM
71
LongI
66
F
Ball
66
CenMI
71
F
W MI
52
NIU
58
F
AbCh
70
CenAR
69
F(OT)
Jacksn
83
KennSt
64
F
Belm
78
APSU
86
F
NFla
73
Lipsco
85
F
AF
81
SJSU
90
F
BYU
82
USF
83
F
USC
75
OrSt
55
F
N CO
74
Ida
53
F
TexAr
64
TxSt
62
F
MorSt
51
JacSt
72
F
Bry
76
MtStM
79
F
GASt
82
GaSo
77
F
S UT
78
E WA
81
F(OT)
TXAMC
68
InWor
47
F
TN-M
79
SIU-E
76
F
SFA
70
Lamar
62
F
Miss
70
UGA
60
F
ArkSt
78
Troy
62
F
Tul
62
ECU
81
F
SCla
65
USD
52
F
PorSt
82
NoAZ
84
F
UTEP
57
N TX
67
F
SoMis
63
MidTN
65
F
KansSt
74
Alab
77
F
GMas
53
David
68
F
ArkPB
54
PVAM
67
F
AlSt
71
South
80
F
Gram
53
JackSt
71
F
SCSt
62
Norf
73
F
AlaAM
58
Alc
59
F
NJIT
56
FlGlf
54
F
WaSt
64
Utah
76
F
Longw
72
HiPt
62
F
Woff
72
WCU
81
F
UMassL
62
Vermt
92
F
BGSU
85
Toled
79
F
FlAtl
55
OlDom
65
F
Harv
70
Dart
66
F
LoyMD
83
Buck
98
F
Nich
77
NOrl
72
F
Marsh
84
W Ky
91
F
UCF
79
WichSt
87
F
Portl
69
Pepp
80
F
NM
74
Nev
96
F
Bois
87
Fres
53
F
NMSt
67
TexPA
62
F
UtVal
73
GrCan
69
F
IPFW
71
NebOm
75
F
W IL
77
N DA
83
F
ULMo
60
ULLa
81
F
TexSA
90
Rice
88
F
Vand
64
SCar
90
F
TNSt
64
Murr
76
F
StMar
73
LoyMa
62
F
Mont
85
Web
87
F(OT)
MTSt
75
IdaSt
64
F
MsVl
67
TXSo
80
F
ArkLR
73
SthAL
71
F
E KY
80
TNTec
74
F
UCRiv
63
UCSB
65
F
Seatt
86
CSBak
79
F
UMKC
67
CBap
57
F
CAPoly
67
UCIrv
74
F
ColSt
61
UtSt
77
F
CSNor
75
CS-Ful
82
F
UCDav
75
HI
76
F

Jan 25, 2020, 2:00 PM EST

Final

1

2

T

Virginia Tech (14-6)

31

25

56

Boston College (10-10)

26

35

61

Jairus Hamilton's career-high 23 points lifts BC over V Tech
Sat Jan 25, 2020 5:50 PM

BOSTON (AP) - Boston College certainly didn't shoot free throws well the entire game. Luckily, though, Jairus Hamilton was able to hit a few long jumpers at the right time.

Jairus Hamilton made two key 3-pointers in the final six minutes and finished with a career-best 23 points, Jay Heath added 15 points and BC snapped a four-game losing streak with a 61-56 victory over Virginia Tech Saturday afternoon.

"Like I told our team after the game, there's a lot of ways to win it," Eagles coach Jim Christian said. "You can win a game on defense and I thought we won on defense today."

Jared Hamilton had his only two baskets of the game in the final 3½ minutes for the Eagles (10-10, 4-5 Atlantic Coast Conference).

Landers Nolley II led the Hokies (14-6, 5-4) with 15 points and Nahiem Alleyne added 10. Virginia Tech had won four of its last five games and its previous five against BC.

"I don't think it was much of what the Eagles did to us defensively as what we did to ourselves offensively," Virginia Tech coach Mike Young said. "Our more ball movement was horrific. I can't think of many times we've had a negative assist to turnover ratio like we had today. You get what you earn and we earned what we got."

The Hokies had 14 turnovers to only 11 assists.

Virginia Tech had opened a six-point lead with 8½ minutes to play, but the Eagles sliced it to 49-48 on Jairus Hamilton's 3 from the right wing with just under six minutes left. Steffon Mitchell went to the line with a chance to put BC ahead on the next possession, but he missed both free throws.

"He's got the ball in areas where he's really effective," Christian said of Jairus Hamilton. "He's just so much more focused."

But Jairus Hamilton did end BC's miserable day temporarily at the free-throw line at the end of the next possession, hitting both to give the Eagles a 50-49 edge. They had missed 10 of their initial 15 from the line and finished 11 of 27.

Jared Hamilton then hit consecutive jumpers, making it 54-51, the second a one-handed runner from the right baseline.

Jairus Hamilton added a 3 from the top, pushing BC in front 57-53 with just over two minutes left.

"I feel like I'm starting to come into my own, figuring out the pace of the game," Jairus Hamilton said. "I've been more focused on being patient and finding things before I go in and try to attack."

BC had trailed by five at halftime, but tied it at 35 on Derryck Thornton's 3-pointer. The teams were also tied at 37 before Virginia Tech went on a 7-1 spree.

The Hokies had opened a 10-point lead in the first half en route to a 31-26 edge at intermission despite eight turnovers for a team that averages just over nine a game.

BIG PICTURE

Virginia Tech: The Hokies are one of the league's biggest surprises. Picked to finish near the bottom in the preseason poll, they're playing very well despite young players getting a lot of minutes. They have four players that are freshman and two red-shirt freshmen.

"Probably fair," Young said when asked about young players having days like the Hokies had handling the ball. "But, I'm not going to bail them out with that, however, they've been awfully good throughout."

Boston College: The Eagles desperately needed a victory to end their slide before tough matchups against national powers Louisville and Duke sandwiched around a game against struggling North Carolina. Center Nik Popovic played his second straight, but only eight minutes after missing nine in a row with a back injury.

BELL MOMENT

BC retired the jersey of former two-time All-American guard Troy Bell at halftime.

He's still the school's all-time leading scorer (2,632 points). He played for the Eagles from 1999-2003 and won the Big East rookie of the year award.

"I never envisioned this moment," he said at a morning press conference, standing on the court. "I had great teammates and coaches. We were having a great time, doing something we would have done for free. To be here and being honored is amazing."

HARDLY FREE

The Eagles were miserable from the free-throw line, hitting only 40.7%. They were nearly as good on 3-pointers, connecting at 40%.

"Sometimes it's hard to explain," Christian said. "Just got to find a way to win. ... If we would have lost the game, that would have easily been why."

UP NEXT

Virginia Tech: At Miami on Tuesday.

Boston College: Hosts No. 6 Louisville Wednesday.

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Leaders

Virginia Tech PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
J. Ojiako 0 0 0 2 0 0
L. Nolley II 15 0 2 2 1 1
Boston College PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
K. Williams 0 0 0 0 0 0
J. Rishwain 0 0 0 0 2 0

Team Comparison

VaTec BC
Points For 56 61
Field Goals 22/55-40% 21/48-44%
Three Pointers 7/21-33% 8/20-40%
Free Throws 5/10-50% 11/27-41%
Offensive Rebounds 8 7
Defensive Rebounds 26 29
Rebounds 36 39
Blocks 2 4
Steals 8 8
Turnovers 14 11
Personal Fouls 19 11
Technical Fouls 0 0
Ejections 0 0

2019-2020 Regular Season - BC Leads Series 1-0

Date Result Away Pts Ldr Home Pts Ldr
Sat Jan 25 VaTec 56 @ BC 61 H. Cattoor 3 N. Popovic 2

Game Information

Stadium: Silvio O. Conte Forum, Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts
Attendance: 6,981
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