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Huff leads No. 22 Virginia past Boston College 61-49

Virginia's Jay Huff, left, looks to shoot against Boston College's CJ Felder (1) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Saturday, J...
Virginia players kneel during the national anthem before an NCAA college basketball game against Boston College, Saturday, Jan. 9, 2021, in Boston. (A...

Virginia's Jay Huff, left, looks to shoot against Boston College's CJ Felder (1) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Saturday, J...

Virginia players kneel during the national anthem before an NCAA college basketball game against Boston College, Saturday, Jan. 9, 2021, in Boston. (A...

BOSTON (AP) — Jay Huff matched his career-high with 18 points, adding eight rebounds on Saturday to lead No. 22 Virginia to a 61-49 victory over Boston College.

Sam Hauser scored 17 with 10 boards to help the Cavaliers (6-2, 3-0 Atlantic Coast Conference) win their third straight since a Dec. 26 loss to top-ranked Gonzaga.

DeMarr Langford Jr. scored 14 and CJ Felder had nine points and nine rebounds for BC, which managed a season-low points. The Eagles (2-9, 0-5) have lost eight of their last nine matchups against Virginia, with the one victory coming in January against the No. 18 and defending NCAA champion Cavaliers — BC's last win over a ranked team.

Boston College stayed close in the first half by scoring 14 straight points while holding Virginia without a point for 8:44. But the Eagles didn't really take full advantage: They went scoreless for more than five minutes themselves, with the score was stuck at 18-16 from the 11:06 mark until there was 5:56 left in the half.

The drought turned an 18-11 Virginia lead into a 25-18 deficit. But the Cavaliers scored the next nine points and took a three-point lead into the half. After Felder made a 3-pointer to open the second, Virginia scored 12 of the next 14 points to open a double-digit lead.

Wynston Tabbs, the Eagles' leading scorer, was scoreless while missing all nine of his shots. BC was without starting point guard Makai Ashton-Langford (knee) and forward Steffon Mitchell (calf).

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Virginia's only loss since the day after Thanksgiving was to No. 1 Gonzaga. The Cavaliers also had four games postponed or canceled.

UP NEXT

Virginia: Returns home to host Notre Dame on Wednesday night.

Boston College: Hosts Miami on Tuesday night.

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Updated : 2021-02-28 21:44 GMT+08:00