Virginia vs. Boston College: Recap, Stats, and Box Score

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Virginia vs. Boston College: Recap, Stats, and Box Score
Virginia 52
(20-9, 3-8 away)
Boston College 53
(13-16, 11-8 home)
Venue: Silvio O. Conte Forum
4:00PM ET / 1:00PM PT, March 03, 2013
Box Score
1st 2nd Final
Virginia 25 27 52
Boston College 24 29 53
Top Performers
Points Rebounds Assists
Virginia A Mitchell 16 A Mitchell 8 J Evans 4
Boston College J Rahon 15 R Anderson 9 R Anderson 3

On Sunday, Mar. 3, Boston College just barely got by Virginia 53-52 in conference play. The Eagles even the season series against Virginia at 1-1 with the win. The Eagles were led by Ryan Anderson, who put up eight points and nine rebounds. Joe Rahon scored a team-high 15 points. Akil Mitchell got a game-high 16 points and eight rebounds for the Cavaliers. Boston College (13-16, 5-11 ACC) travels to Clemson (13-15, 5-11 ACC) on Tuesday, Mar. 5.

Boston College Game Notes

  • The last time BC started the season 13-16 was 2007.
  • BC beat the spread by 5.5 points. That makes the 13th time this season the Eagles have beaten the spread.
  • The Eagles have won five close games this season (a win by five or fewer points). Since 2007, Boston College is 36-28 in close games.
  • Boston College has won 78 percent of the time this season (7-2) when its three-point percentage has been 38.9 percent or better.
  • This season Boston College has won 100 percent of the time (5-0) when Joe Rahon has three three-pointers or more.
  • BC set a season low for steals (two).
  • Boston College has recorded fewer assists than their opponents for the past five games.
  • This is the sixth win of the season where the Eagles came back after being down at halftime.
  • This is the 17th game at home this season--BC has a 2.6 average scoring margin against opponents at home.
  • 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 in four out of 29 games this season.
  • Ryan Anderson has led the team in rebounding in 21 out of 29 games this season.
  • Olivier Hanlan has five straight double-digit point games.

Virginia Game Notes

  • The Cavaliers have lost six times this season in games decided by five or fewer points. Since 2007, Virginia is 22-32 in close games.
  • 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.
UVA PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
AAkil Mitchell351681202
BJoe Harris361433103
C+Jontel Evans35444002
C+Paul Jesperson28911001
CEvan Nolte21321000
CJustin Anderson32351001
-Teven Jones5011001
-Taylor Barnette4300000
-Mike Tobey4000000
BC PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
B+Ryan Anderson27893003
B+Joe Rahon401510100
B+Olivier Hanlan361351001
BEddie Odio40842011
BP. Heckmann21931102
C+Dennis Clifford13022010
DLonnie Jackson20011002
-Danny Rubin3011000

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