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Recap: Boston College 86, Virginia Tech 75
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Date: January 09, 2013 7:00 PM EDT
  

BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) - Ryan Anderson had 26 points and nine rebounds and Boston College won for the sixth time in seven games, beating undermanned Virginia Tech 86-75 on Wednesday night in the Hokies' ACC home opener.

Lonnie Jackson added 22 points and Olivier Hanlan 17 for the Eagles (9-6, 1-1 Atlantic Coast Conference), who bounced back from a 5-point loss at North Carolina State at home on Saturday.

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Erick Green scored 24 points and Jarell Eddie had 21 for the Hokies (9-6, 0-2), who have lost four straight. Coach James Johnson had only four other scholarship players at his disposal because Marshall Wood is recovering from a broken left foot and Robert Brown was out with an illness.

The Hokies got solid contributions from walk-ons Christian Beyer - six points, eight rebounds and two assists - and Will Johnston - five points - but were undermined by foul trouble and their short bench.

Virginia Tech made its final surge, a 9-2 burst to get within 53-49 with nearly 11 minutes to play. It stayed closed until Anderson turned a turnover by Green into a fastbreak layup and, after an offensive foul by the Hokies, Hanlan rebounded his own miss and scored to put the Eagles ahead 65-58. Two more inside baskets by Anderson and another by Hanlan made it 71-62, and the Hokies never got close again.

Anderson scored 16 points in the second half, and Jackson had 19. The Eagles also turned 17 Hokies turnovers into 29 points, and turned it over just five times themselves, leading to no Hokies points.

The Eagles opened the second half on a 10-4 run to extend their lead to 42-30, but after a timeout, Marquis Rankin and Eddie hit consecutive 3-pointers to pull the Hokies to within 42-36.

That fired the crowd up, but Jackson's 3-pointer sparked a 9-4 burst that made it 49-38.

Early on, Beyer made his impact felt. In a 13-6 run that gave the Hokies a 23-17 lead, he scored on a putback, a 17-foot jumper and then fed Eddie inside before Green finished it with a long 2-pointer.

But the Hokies got just one basket the last 5 1/2 minutes of the half - a 3-pointer from Johnston - as the Eagles closed the half on a 15-3 run to lead 32-26 at halftime. Five Eagles scored in the run.

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 CLOSING LAS VEGAS LINE
 Team  ML   SPR   O/U 
 BC  +145   +3.5   147.5 
 VATECH  -165   -3.5   
LAS VEGAS LINE MOVEMENTS

 CLOSING SPORTSBOOK LINE
 Team  ML   SPR   O/U 
 BC  +145   +3.5    
 VATECH  -165   -3.5   
OFFSHORE LINE MOVEMENTS

 BETTING TRENDS
 Team  ML   SPR   O/U 
 BC  30%   51%   n/a 
 VATECH  70%   49%   n/a 
BT MOVEMENTS

 NCAA BK RECAPS
 Wednesday, Jan 9
 
    Rutgers at St Johns
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    Louisville at Seton Hall
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    Hofstra at Delaware
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    Georgia at Florida
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    Bradley at Indiana State
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    UNC Wilmington at James Madison
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    Iowa State at Kansas
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    Nebraska at Michigan
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    William Mary at Towson
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    Cleveland State at Wright State
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    Boston College at Virginia Tech
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    Southern Methodist at Houston
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    Valparaiso at Illinois Chicago
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    Florida State at Maryland
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    South Carolina at Mississippi St
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    Georgia Tech at North Carolina State
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    Evansville at Northern Iowa
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    Villanova at South Florida
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    Mississippi at Tennessee
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    Texas El Paso at Tulane
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    Loyola-Chicago at Wisconsin-Green Bay
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    Texas Christian at Oklahoma State
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    Southern Illinois at Wichita State
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    Louisiana State at Auburn
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    Minnesota at Illinois
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    West Virginia at Texas
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    Arkansas at Texas AM
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    Virginia at Wake Forest
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    Nevada at Air Force
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    Northridge at Long Beach State
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    Washington State at Stanford
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    Hawaii at UC Irvine
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