Ryan Anderson and the Boston College Eagles got off to a solid start, but the Virginia Cavaliers used their experience to creep back into the game and eventually took a 31-23 advantage into halftime at John Paul Jones Arena in Charlottesville.
Anderson finished with nine points and six rebounds in the first half for Boston College, which shot 39.1 percent in the opening twenty minutes. Dennis Clifford had six points and one block and both Matt Humphrey and Danny Rubin scored three points apiece for BC.
Mike Scott lead all scorers with 10 points on 5-of-7 shooting for Virginia, which made 14-of-28 baskets to shoot 50.0 percent. Jontel Evans added six points and Joe Harris scored five. Akil Mitchell had three points while three players -- Sammy Zeglinski, Darion Atkins and Malcolm Brogdon -- for the Cavaliers.