BOSTON – Reggie Jackson scored all 10 of his points in the closing 11 minutes and Boston College held on for a 58-56 win over Virginia Tech on Saturday despite the Hokies having three chances in the final 24 seconds.
Joe Trapani led the Eagles (15-8, 5-4 Atlantic Coast Conference) with 14 points and nine rebounds. The Eagles, coming off an embarrassing 106-74 loss at home to No. 23 North Carolina on Tuesday, had lost four of their last five games.
Jeff Allen had his fourth straight double-double and 39th of his career with 25 points and 19 rebounds to lead the Hokies (15-7, 5-4). Malcom Delaney also had 19 points, but missed the front end of a one-and-one and had his shot blocked in the closing seconds.
Virginia Tech lost for just the third time in 14 games.