Boston College deals Hokies ACC loss at Cassell

Hokies fall to 4-9 in conference with setback

Boston College downs Virginia Tech 82-76 in Blacksburg. (WSLS-TV/ACC/Virginia Tech)

Quinten Post scored 24 points and grabbed 10 rebounds to lead Boston College to an 82-76 victory over Virginia Tech on Wednesday night.

Boston College had a double-digit lead for most of the second half, but a 15-6 surge in about a two-minute span pulled Virginia Tech within 80-76 with 18 seconds left. Chas Kelley sealed it with a pair of free throws with 14 seconds remaining.

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Boston College (12-13, 6-8 ACC) has won five straight in the series against Virginia Tech (14-10, 4-9).

Post, who entered averaging 20.6 points and has scored 20-plus points in four straight games, was 9 of 14 from the floor and made all three of his 3-point attempts against the Hokies.

BC shot 49% (29 of 59) overall, including 12 of 24 from long range, and had 24 assists. Kelley finished with 17 points, Devin McGlockton added 14 points and Ashton-Langford had nine points and 12 assists.

Grant Basile scored a season-high 33 points on 12-of-21 shooting for Virginia Tech. Justyn Mutt added 16 points and Sean Pedulla had 12. Basile and Pedulla combined for seven of the Hokies’ 10 3-pointers.

BC closed the first half on a 22-7 run for a 39-27 lead. Kelley sparked the surge with consecutive 3s and Post added two more from distance and had 11 points during the stretch. The Eagles led by as many as 15 points in the second half.

Boston College hosts North Carolina State on Saturday while Virginia Tech is at Notre Dame.

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