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Virginia pulls away in second half, beats Boston College 61-47

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Behind a game-high 27 points from Malcolm Brogdon, UVa pushed their winning streak to five games with a 61-47 home win over Boston College.

Brogdon's 27 were just shy of his career-high 28 that he set during last Tuesday's win at Wake Forest. Brogdon was 7-10 from the floor and 5-5 from three. He now sits at 1,525 points scored in his career, and could pass Mike Scott, Richard Morgan, and Travis Watson in the next couple games for 17th, 16th, and 15th respectively in career scoring at UVa.

Virginia led the entire way, withstanding four first-half threes from Sammy Barnes-Thompkins and countering with two from Brogdon, and 17 overall from the fifth-year senior.

Evan Nolte's three with 7:23 remaining lifted the roof off JPJ, and it was the long-awaited first three for Nolte since the George Washington game in November.

The Wahoos outscored the Eagles 32-27 in the second half, but with UVa resting their starters in the final few minutes and the game's last 11 points coming from BC, it wasn't that close.

Virginia held the Eagles to 26.5 percent from the field and a 34.7 eFG%, both season lows for the UVa defense.

Up next is a road game at Pittsburgh at 12 p.m. Saturday on the ACC Network.