UVa. bounces back, bests Boston College, 66-49

#21 Virginia got 18 points from Mike Scott and two big late threes from senior guard Sammy Zeglinski to pull away from pesky Boston College to post a 66-49 win Thursday night.

UVa. (16-3, 3-2 ACC) led 31-23 at the break and pushed the lead to 11 on an early second-half three by Joe Harris. BC (7-13, 2-4 ACC) rallied to tie the game at 44 on a three from the left corner by Danny Rubin with 10:29 left.

The Cavs’ vaunted defense took over from there, limiting the Eagles to just a pair of field goals over the final 10:29, the second coming in garbage time when Ryan Anderson hit a turnaround jumper from the left elbow with 26 seconds left.

The 22-3 UVa. run was punctuated by the two three-pointers from Zeglinski, who had come into the game in an extended slump, but knocked down a three from the right wing with 3:24 to go to give Virginia a 57-46 lead and then hit another three on Virginia’s next possession from the left wing that made it 60-46 UVa. with 2:27 to go.

Akil Mitchell and Jontel Evans each had 10 points for Virginia. Guard Malcolm Brogdon scored six points and pulled down a team-high seven rebounds off the bench.

Ryan Anderson scored 12 points to lead BC, which stayed in the game for the first 30 minutes in large part due to hot shooting from long range. The Eagles made seven of their 14 shots from three-point range, but missed their final six in the final 10 minutes.

UVa. shot 50.9 percent from the field and outrebounded Boston College 29-24.

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