Anderson leads BC Past Virginia Tech, 86-75

Anderson leads BC Past Virginia Tech, 86-75
January 9, 2013, 9:23 pm
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Boston College forward Ryan Anderson (12) tries to shoot around Virginia Tech forward C.J. Barksdale (42) during the first half of their NCAA college basketball game, Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013, in Blacksburg, Va. (AP Photo/The Roanoke Times, Daniel Lin)


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.

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.