Virginia faced off with Boston College on Sunday, Mar. 3 and suffered a close loss to the Eagles 53-52 in conference play. The Cavaliers tie the season series against Boston College at 1-1 with the loss. The Cavaliers were paced by Akil Mitchell, who put up a game-high 16 points and eight rebounds. Joe Harris scored 14 points and added three rebounds. For the Eagles, Ryan Anderson got eight points and nine rebounds. Virginia (19-9, 9-6 ACC) gets Florida State (15-14, 7-9 ACC) on the road on Thursday, Mar. 7.
Virginia Game Notes
- Virginia started 20-9 during the 2006 and 2000 seasons (since 1996).
- The Cavaliers have been unlucky six times this season in games decided by five or fewer points. Since 2007, Virginia is 22-32 in close games.
- Virginia has lost 80 percent of the time this season (1-4) after recording 52 or fewer total points.
- When the opposition shoots a field goal percentage of 46.3 percent or better this season, Virginia has lost 75 percent of the time (2-6).
- UVA set season lows for blocks (zero) and free throws made (five).
- The Cavaliers have recorded more assists than their opponents for the past four games.
- This is the third loss of the season where the Cavaliers opponent came back to win after being down at halftime.
- Akil Mitchell accounted for 30.7 percent of the team's points.
- Akil Mitchell accounted for 32.0 percent of the team's rebounds.
- Akil Mitchell has led the team in scoring six times and in rebounding 22 times in 29 games this season.
- Joe Harris has 10 straight double-digit point games.
- Akil Mitchell has three straight double-digit point games.
Boston College Game Notes
- The Eagles won this one, but have lost eight times this season in games decided by five or fewer points. Since 2007, Boston College is 36-28 in close games.
- The top two scorers (Joe Rahon and Olivier Hanlan) accounted for 52.8 percent of the points.
- Ryan Anderson accounted for 34.6 percent of the team's rebounds.
- Joe Rahon has led the team in scoring four times in 29 games this season.
- Ryan Anderson has led the team in rebounding 21 times in 29 games this season.
- Olivier Hanlan has five straight double-digit point games.