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Virginia Cavaliers trounce Boston College, Final Score 71-54

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Start to finish, the Hoos dominated the game.

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

There are some games when you breathe a sigh of relief at the final buzzer, and you say, “well, a win’s a win, especially on the road.”

Wednesday night’s game against Boston College was not that, at all. The Virginia Cavaliers dominated both ends of the court to come away with a big 71-54 win over the Eagles.

Virginia came out hot and, despite a small flurry of “offense” coming from Boston College (it involved Virginia losing a point after a London Perrantes three was declared a two, a flagrant foul that wasn’t actually flagrant but the rules book says it is, and then an actual bucket scored by BC), never looked back.

The rim was just a little bit larger on the Virginia end tonight as the Hoos shot 51.9% from the field and 50% from beyond the arc. The real story, though, is points off turnovers. By halftime, the Hoos had already forced seven turnovers that led to 14 points, while turning the ball over themselves just once, not leading to any points.

When all was said and done, the Hoos forced a whopping 16 turnovers from Boston College, scoring 26 points. Virginia didn’t give up any points off their five turnovers.

The Hoos will be back in action this Saturday, January 21 at 2:00 p.m. against Georgia Tech. As always, stay tuned to Streaking the Lawn for all your coverage.