The Boston College Eagles continued their ACC woes Wednesday night, falling to the Virginia Cavaliers 61-47 in front of 14,310 in Charlottesville, VA.
The Eagles' struggles came from struggles on offense. The Eagles struggled to score from the field, not surpassing 30% from the field in either half. The Eagles' struggles from the field were particularly pronounced in the first half. Only three BC players hd points to their name at the end of the half, with Sammy Barnes-Thompkins leading the Eagles at the end of the half with 12.
The second half, while there were more players scoring, was not much better. In fact the Eagles shot 25% from the field, down from 28% in the first half. Barnes-Thompkins was held to two points, though Eli Carter and Garland Owens had seven and eight points respectively in the half.
On the other side of the court, Virginia was able to add to a 29 point first half. Malcom Brogdon contributed 27 points to the Virginia effort.
The Eagles dealt with foul trouble in the game as well. In particular, the Eagles' big men in Idy Diallo and Dennis Clifford both dealt with foul trouble through much of the game, continuing a recent trend.
The Eagles will take on No. 19 Louisville Sat., Feb., 6 at 12 pm in Louisville.