Dennis Clifford scored a game-high 15 points to lead the Boston College Eagles past the Virginia Tech Hokies, 61-59, to claim their second straight win in Atlantic Coast Conference play on Saturday in Chestnut Hill, MA.
Boston College has now won two games in a row, both in Atlantic Conference play, and is now 7-10 overall and 2-1 in conference play. The Eagles have won four straight games against the Hokies and are 10-1 all-time at home against Virginia Tech and hold a 14-7 advantage in the all-time series.
Clifford, who made 5-of-11 shots, also had three rebounds and Matt Humphrey had a solid performance, scoring 14 points and grabbing eight rebounds. Ryan Anderson finished with 12 points and eight boards for BC, which shot 45.2 percent.
Victor Davila scored a team-high 14 points and collected four rebounds for Virginia Tech, which was held to 36.2 percent shooting. Dorenzo Hudson scored 13 but had seven turnovers and Dorian Finley-Smith had eight boards for the Hokies.
The Eagles took a 29-27 lead at halftime following a floater from Jordan Daniels (eight points, two assists) and both teams scored 32 points in the second half. BC had the lead up to 11 points in the second half, but had it cut to two at the end.
Boston College returns to action on Thursday night when it faces the N.C. State Wolfpack.