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BOSTON COLLEGE MEN’S BASKETBALL FINAL SCORE: Eagles Tripped up by Virginia 71-54

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Eagles fall to 9-10 overall and 2-4 in conference

NCAA Basketball: Virginia at Boston College Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports

CHESTNUT HILL, Mass.,- One look at the Boston College bench following halftime of Wednesday evening’s matchup with the No. 16 Virginia Cavaliers told the story of the game.

After walking out of the tunnel after spending time in the locker room, the non-starters went right to the bench, looking dejected along the way.

It was an understandable reaction. By that point in the game, there wasn’t much doubt as to who the winner of the game would be be.

Hampered by 16 turnovers—and 26 points allowed off turnovers— the Boston College Eagles fell to the ‘Hoos 71-54.

Ky Bowman and Jerome Robinson both struggled to generate offense, scoring seven and nine points respectively in the effort.

“If you take any team in the country and said your two best players would have a bad offensive night, you’re going to have a tough time scoring,” BC coach Jim Christian said. “That’s going to happen with us and the other 350 Division I teams.”

Lost in the effort was a strong offensive effort by Jordan Chatman. Chatman, who averages 6.9 points per game, came of the bench to put up 16 points in 33 minutes of game time.

“Other guys gotta step up,” Christian said. “I thought [Chatman] played the best game he’s played all year. He was aggressive, he was confident, he shot the ball really well, he played hard on defense. He was a guy tonight, if [Bowman and Robinson] had the nights they normally had, that third guy merging in.”

The Eagles take on the Tar Heels of North Carolina Saturday afternoon at Conte Forum.