NCAAB Game Recap - Boston College at Virginia Tech
Sat Feb 8, 2020 12:00 PM EST

OkSt
70
Baylor
78
F
Gonz
90
StMar
60
F
Kansas
60
TCU
46
F
SDSU
89
AF
74
F
UVA
73
Lou
80
F
StLou
65
Dayt
71
F
Duke
98
UNC
96
F(OT)
Mia-FL
81
FlaSt
99
F
Seton
70
Vill
64
F
LSU
90
Aub
91
F(OT)
WVU
59
Okla
69
F
Oreg
53
OrSt
63
F
KY
77
Tenn
64
F
MSU
68
Mich
77
F
Nebras
72
Iowa
96
F
StJon
82
Crei
94
F
Minn
77
PSU
83
F
UCLA
65
Ariz
52
F
Stan
74
Colora
81
F
SMU
90
Temp
97
F(OT)
WIMil
80
IUPUI
79
F(OT)
BC
77
VaTec
73
F(OT)
Stony
64
UNH
81
F
DeP
72
GTown
76
F
URI
82
GrgWas
51
F
TexAM
54
SCar
74
F
VMI
75
Citad
64
F
HolyC
68
Boston
77
F
TexPA
75
ChiSt
64
F
Princ
62
Corn
73
F
Penn
76
Colum
67
F
GaTec
64
Pitt
73
F
Oral
76
NDSt
83
F
Fla
51
Miss
68
F
N TX
71
UAB
64
F
Maine
82
Bingha
75
F
Furm
82
WCU
73
F
Leh
62
Lafy
59
F
Purd
74
Ind
62
F
Rich
59
Ford
53
F
Tows
76
Drex
69
F
JMU
78
Del
80
F
Navy
60
Colg
67
F
TexAr
75
CoCar
89
F
Army
62
Amer
72
F
E MI
58
Akr
59
F
StBon
83
Duques
80
F
SDak
82
N DA
68
F
ArkSt
87
ArkLR
90
F
Winth
70
Longw
68
F
RobM
61
SacHr
58
F
GASt
77
ULMo
69
F
Ark
79
Mizzu
83
F(OT)
MiaO
46
Ohio
77
F
SoFL
75
Mem
73
F
TxTch
62
Tex
57
F
TxSt
57
App
60
F
Seatt
87
UtVal
85
F(OT)
PorSt
57
S UT
85
F
Drake
73
NrthIA
83
F
CenCT
60
Bry
64
F
UMBC
60
UMassL
50
F
Jacksn
65
NJIT
54
F
StFPA
85
Merrim
68
F
MtStM
67
StFNY
70
F
TexSA
84
Charl
91
F
FlInt
66
FlAtl
59
F
Elon
72
Charl
65
F
NE
71
Hof
75
F
WIGB
58
IL-C
71
F
MD-ES
53
Morg
61
F
NCAT
73
BethC
78
F
NCC
68
Copp
63
F
ETSU
73
Mercer
60
F
How
78
FlaAM
82
F(OT)
Lib
74
N AL
56
F
E KY
75
SIU-E
83
F
CenAR
82
McNee
76
F(OT)
Lipsco
72
KennSt
66
F
GWebb
88
USC-Up
57
F
Ball
64
W MI
68
F
(N/A)
64
LongI
67
F(OT)
Presb
62
Campbl
79
F
Toled
83
BGSU
85
F
MorSt
65
E IL
71
F
SamH
82
Nich
88
F
StJos
66
LaSal
83
F
Buck
65
LoyMD
78
F
MTSt
49
E WA
74
F
SeLA
75
InWor
82
F(OT)
NebOm
64
SDSt
81
F
JacSt
75
TN-M
61
F
TNTec
62
SEMO
60
F
AlSt
87
MsVl
74
F
IPFW
70
Denv
63
F
NOrl
74
SFA
81
F
Hamp
72
ChaSo
85
F
ECU
81
Tul
67
F
Wyo
68
NM
97
F
Rice
91
MidTN
83
F
Clev
55
YSU
67
F
Alab
105
UGA
102
F(OT)
Harv
71
Brown
72
F
APSU
63
Belm
71
F
TXSo
59
PVAM
69
F
Alc
57
JackSt
86
F
South
62
Gram
66
F
DelSt
57
Norf
85
F
NFla
69
FlGlf
60
F
Chat
84
Woff
77
F
SJSU
77
Nev
95
F
Detr
65
NoKY
84
F
Radf
81
HiPt
70
F
Dart
57
Yale
75
F
Oakl
71
WriSt
83
F
UTEP
53
OlDom
72
F
W&M
64
UNCW
70
F
LaTec
79
Marsh
83
F(OT)
Vermt
69
Hartfo
68
F
SoMis
72
W Ky
75
F
Wake
73
Syr
75
F
KansSt
63
IaSt
73
F
Fres
67
UNLV
68
F
Cal
45
Utah
60
F
NMSt
67
UMKC
61
F
GaSo
86
ULLa
79
F
MOSt
66
SIU
68
F
IndSt
67
IlSt
74
F
NWSt
93
HBU
79
F
Lamar
49
AbCh
84
F
Prov
58
Xav
64
F
AlaAM
58
ArkPB
54
F
Vand
70
MisSt
80
F
Murr
73
TNSt
65
F
NoAZ
70
Web
76
F
Sac
63
IdaSt
59
F
Mont
82
Ida
71
F
USF
76
BYU
90
F
UCRiv
59
CSNor
61
F
HI
75
CAPoly
79
F(OT)
GrCan
103
CBap
98
F
UCIrv
61
UCSB
64
F
Portl
81
USD
88
F(2OT)
Pepp
78
Pacif
79
F
Bois
61
UtSt
70
F
USC
64
AzSt
66
F
UCDav
87
CS-Ful
81
F

Feb 8, 2020, 12:00 PM EST

Final (OT)

1

2

OT

T

Boston College (12-12)

33

33

11

77

Virginia Tech (14-10)

38

28

7

73

Mitchell, BC pull out 77-73 OT win over Virginia Tech
Sat Feb 8, 2020 4:05 PM

BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) Steffon Mitchell had scored just 17 points in Boston College’s previous four games, but he certainly delivered in a big way Saturday.

Mitchell tied career highs with 21 points and 15 rebounds to lead Boston College to a 77-73 overtime victory over Virginia Tech.

Mitchell came into the game averaging just 6.7 points per game, but he scored the final four points of the game for the Eagles (12-12, 6-7 Atlantic Coast Conference), who had lost six of their previous eight. He made 5 of 10 from the floor and 9 of 11 from the free-throw line, and he also dished out six assists.

“My teammates were moving the ball well,” Mitchell said. “We started off slow, but we just kept through the process. I found some open ways to get some shots, crashed on offensive boards, and hit some free throws.”

Mitchell’s performance overshadowed a great game from Virginia Tech’s Landers Nolley II, who grabbed 11 rebounds and scored a game-high 29 points for the Hokies (14-10, 5-8). Virginia Tech lost its fifth consecutive game.

Mitchell made a tough layup over Nolley with 11.6 seconds to go in overtime to give the Eagles a 75-73 lead. On the ensuing possession, Nolley missed a deep 3-pointer from the top of the key with 5 seconds remaining, and Mitchell grabbed the rebound. Tyrece Radford fouled Mitchell with 2 seconds left and the 6-foot-8 forward made both free throws to seal the BC win.

“I’m really proud of the courage our team showed,” BC coach Jim Christian said. “That’s a lot of guts. Those guys were out there playing to win the basketball game … Our guards had to play the whole game. Jared Hamilton got hurt in the first five minutes of the game. We didn’t have numbers, but we found a way to win the game, and I’m proud of them.”

BC had a chance to put the game away in regulation. The Eagles led 66-64 with Derryck Thornton heading to the free-throw line with 29.3 seconds remaining. But Thornton missed the front end of a one-and-one, and on the Hokies’ possession, BC’s Jairus Hamilton fouled Nahiem Alleyne with 4.4 seconds left. Alleyne made both free throws to tie the game, and BC did not get a shot off on its final possession.

Jay Heath tied a career high with 18 points for BC. Alleyne added 16 for the Hokies.

“Just got to hang in there,” Virginia Tech head coach Mike Young said. “It’s college basketball. The sky isn’t falling. We’re going to be OK … My team fought and competed like crazy. Boston College was just a little bit better than we were.”

BIG PICTURE

Boston College: The Eagles now have won more conference games than they did last season, and with a solid nucleus of Mitchell, Heath and Thornton, they could be a tough out for teams down the stretch.

Virginia Tech: Three weeks ago, the Hokies were in great position for an NCAA Tournament berth, but they are now in desperate need of a victory after losing five straight, including two to BC and one to Georgia Tech – teams that were in the lower half of the ACC standings. Virginia Tech now has a much-needed week off before attempting to right the ship next weekend against Pittsburgh.

MORE ON MITCHELL

Mitchell’s 15 rebounds were a season high, and he registered his fifth double-double of the season. He entered the game shooting just 52% from the free-throw line, but he made a season-high nine in 11 attempts.

“I’ve gained a lot of confidence here making free throws,” Mitchell said. “Even early on in the season, I’ve struggled at the line, but I don’t think I ever lost confidence like I did in previous years. I thought, even when I missed a couple (Saturday), I felt great.”

BC was the worst free-throw shooting team in the ACC coming in (65.1), but made 20 of 26 attempts (76.9%).

POPOVIC SENT TO LOCKER ROOM

In an interesting move, Christian sent BC reserve player Nik Popovic to the locker room late in the game. Popovic had not fouled out, and Christian offered few details on his decision.

“We just had a little incident on the bench, so I told him to leave,” Christian said.

UP NEXT

Boston College: The Eagles play at Miami on Wednesday.

Virginia Tech: The Hokies play at home against Pittsburgh on Saturday.

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Leaders

Boston College PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
L. Kraljevic 0 0 0 0 0 0
J. Rishwain 0 0 0 1 0 0
Virginia Tech PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
J. Ojiako 0 0 0 1 0 0
H. Cattoor 0 0 1 1 2 0

Team Comparison

BC VaTec
Points For 77 73
Field Goals 23/53-43% 29/66-44%
Three Pointers 11/29-38% 8/26-31%
Free Throws 20/26-77% 7/11-64%
Offensive Rebounds 6 8
Defensive Rebounds 26 25
Rebounds 34 36
Blocks 6 2
Steals 3 5
Turnovers 13 10
Personal Fouls 14 21
Technical Fouls 0 0
Ejections 0 0

2019-2020 Regular Season - BC Leads Series 2-0

Date Result Away Pts Ldr Home Pts Ldr
Sat Jan 25 VaTec 56 @ BC 61 H. Cattoor 3 N. Popovic 2
Sat Feb 8 BC 77 @ VaTec 73 K. Williams 8 I. Wilkins 3

Game Information

Stadium: Cassell Coliseum, Blacksburg, Virginia
Attendance: 9,275
Game Time: