UVa. wins ACC Tourney opener
Story by Chris Graham
UVa. (15-15) entered the tournament on a nine-game losing streak and had lost its leading scorer, second-team All-ACC performer Sylven Landesberg, and senior co-captain Calvin Baker from the roster in the past week.
The Cavs led most of the way after riding a 17-4 run over the final 10 minutes of the first half to a 34-27 halftime lead.
Boston College (15-16) was able to hang around in the second half after Virginia built an early 11-point lead, but couldn’t overcome the hot shooting of Zeglinski and backcourtmate Jeff Jones, who scored 14 points and was 3-of-5 from three-point range.
Jerome Meyinsse had 12 points and Mike Scott had 11 points and 13 rebounds for UVa., which plays top-seeded Duke at noon Friday in the tournament quarterfinals.
Rakim Sanders led BC with 22 points.