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The BC Eagles basketball team whimpered to a quiet end of this basketball season with a 68-62 loss in the first round of the ACC Tournament. They fell to the Cavaliers, losers of nine in a row and a team they beat by 13 just over a week prior. Virginia will go to play top seeded Duke in the second round and, with the loss, the 15-16 Eagles’ season is over.
BC started slowly and finished the first half down 34-27. The Eagles briefly led by six in the first half before scoring only two points in the next eight and a half minutes (and just four in over 11 minutes stretching into the second half). The six point lead turned into the seven point halftime deficit and grew after the break. Rakim Sanders led the way for the Eagles with 22 points, including three-threes and Reggie Jackson was fantastic off the bench with 18 points and a team high nine rebounds. Four of Virginia’s starters, who play heavy minutes, broke double figured in scoring led by Sammy Zegliski’s 21 points. Mike Scott played 36 minutes off the bench and scored 11 and added a game high 13 boards. The Eagles only attempted eight free throws, though they hit seven of them.