Feb. 21, 2006
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) -- J.R. Reynolds scored 28 points and Virginia took control early Tuesday night, hitting 12 3-pointers and stunning No. 11 Boston College 72-58 to end the Eagles' five-game winning streak.
The Cavaliers (14-10, 7-6 Atlantic Coast Conference) led 38-28 at halftime and never let the lead shrink below 10 in the second half. Freshmen Mamadi Diane and Laurynas Mikalauskas each made key baskets to keep momentum going Virginia's way.
The Eagles (21-6, 8-5) had only lost to No. 1 Duke in their last 11 games, but missed their first eight shots and allowed Virginia to use a 26-6 first-half run to move comfortably ahead. Boston College never found its shooting touch, finishing at 35 percent.
Sean Singletary added 16 points for Virginia and Diane had nine, including two 3-pointers in the second half when Boston College was trying to rally. The first gave Virginia a 53-38 lead, and the second made it 58-43 with 7:36 remaining. Mikalauskas also had a pair of baby hooks in the half to prevent the Eagles from getting close.
Virginia finished 12-for-21 on 3-pointers and shot 52 percent overall.
Craig Smith led Boston College with 22 points and nine rebounds, and joined Danya Adams as the only Eagles players with 2,000 career points and 1,000 rebounds.
Tyrese Rice, a freshman who starred at L.C. Bird High School in Richmond, added 10 points for the Eagles, but did all his scoring in the first half.
The loss prevented Boston College coach Al Skinner from breaking a tie with Jim O'Brien for the career victories lead at the school. Each coached 168 victories.
The Cavaliers used a 26-6 run over nine minutes in the first half to take a 31-13 lead. Reynolds scored all 16 of his first-half points in the burst, hitting three 3-pointers and adding a three-point play. Diane and Singletary also hit 3s in the run.
The Eagles responded immediately with nine consecutive points, and closed to within 38-28 at the half on Rice's long 3-pointer that just beat the buzzer.
Huff Looking to Make Up for Lost TimeMen's Basketball6/19/18A 7-1 forward from Durham, N.C., Jay Huff hopes to carve out a role in Virginia's frontcourt as a redshirt sophomore in 2018-19.Nus Traveling Road to RecoveryMen's Soccer6/18/18Rising senior Sergi Nus, an All-ACC defender who's recovering from a torn ACL, expects to be ready for Virginia's opener in August.Hall Working to Raise NBA StockMen's Basketball6/12/18By the time the NBA draft arrives on June 21, former UVA guard Devon Hall will have worked out for nearly two-thirds of the league's 30 teams.
Director of News Content
A 1985 graduate of UVA, White worked at the Richmond Times-Dispatch until July 2009. He was honored six times as the state's Sportswriter of the Year.
Jeff White: Huff Looking to Make Up for Lost Time
M. Basketball | 6/19/2018
A 7-1 forward who's coming shoulder surgery., Jay Huff hopes to carve out a role in Virginia's...
Jeff White: Hall Working to Raise NBA Stock
M. Basketball | 6/12/2018
By the time the NBA draft arrives June 21, former UVA guard Devon Hall will have worked out for...
Virginia to Play at Maryland in 2018 ACC/B1G Challenge
M. Basketball | 6/1/2018
Virginia will play at former ACC rival Maryland in the 20th ACC-B1G Challenge on Wednesday, Nov. 28.
UVA Men’s Basketball Adds Caffaro and Key
M. Basketball | 5/18/2018
Virginia men's head basketball coach Tony Bennett announced May 18 the additions of center...
Jeff White: Vandross Eager to Contribute in New Role
M. Basketball | 5/2/2018
Ron Sanchez's departure created a vacancy on the UVA staff that Tony Bennett filled by promoting ...
UVA Sweeps Top VaSID Honors
M. Basketball | 4/20/2018
Tony Bennett (coach), Kyle Guy (player) and De'Andre Hunter (rookie) earned top VaSID University...
Bennett Promotes Williford and Vandross
M. Basketball | 04/17/2018
Jason Williford has been promoted to associate head coach and Orlando Vandross has been elevated ...
ACC Opponents Announced for 2018-19
M. Basketball | 04/10/2018
The ACC announced Tuesday (April 10) the men's basketball league opponents for all 15...
- Online Stores