Rice, Sanders lead Eagles past Virginia, 80-70

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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP)—Tyrese Rice and Rakim Sanders scored 20 points each as Boston College beat Virginia 80-70 on Wednesday night.

The Eagles (18-6, 6-3 Atlantic Coast Conference) led 42-22 at halftime after limiting the Cavaliers to six first-half field goals.

Virginia (7-11, 1-6) lost its sixth straight despite a career-high 32 points by freshman Sylven Landesberg. Jeff Jones added 10 points, but on 2-for-11 shooting as the Cavaliers guards, besides Landesberg, were a combined 6-for-34 from the field. Virginia shot just 33.3 percent overall (23-for-69).

Boston College shot 51.1 percent (24-for-47) and would have put the game away early if not for their 20 turnovers that led to 23 points for the Cavaliers.

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Rakim Sanders Rakim Sanders
8-13,  20 Pts
10 Rebs, 2 Assists
Sylven Landesberg Sylven Landesberg
13-23,  32 Pts
6 Rebs, 3 Assists

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