- Associated Press - Wednesday, February 3, 2016

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — Malcolm Brogdon scored 27 points and No. 9 Virginia stretched its winning streak to five games with a 61-47 victory over Boston College on Wednesday night, keeping the Eagles winless in ACC play.

Anthony Gill added 10 points and 11 rebounds for the Cavaliers (18-4, 7-3 Atlantic Coast Conference), who won their 16th straight at home and for the 31st time in their last 32 home games against ACC competition.

Sammy Barnes-Thompkins made four 3-pointers in the first half and finished with 14 points to lead the Eagles (7-15, 0-9), but scoring leader Eli Carter (17.3) was limited by foul trouble and poor shooting - he made only 2 of 10 shots from the field - and finished with only seven points.

The Eagles, trailing 29-20 at halftime, scored on their first three possessions of the second half but trimmed only one point off their deficit as Gill hit two free throws and Brogdon made his fourth 3-pointer. Brogdon finished 7 of 10 from the field and 5 for 5 from behind the arc.

After two free throws by Garland Owens for BC, Gill made three free throws, Devon Hall made a 3-pointer and London Perrantes hit a baseline jumper, an 8-0 run that pushed the Virginia lead to 46-28 with 12 minutes left. The Cavaliers built it as high as 25 before the Eagles cut into it late against reserves.

Coach Tony Bennett removed his primary starters with about five minutes remaining.

Brogdon scored nine points and Gill had four as the Cavaliers closed the first half on a 13-5 run, turning a 16-15 lead into a 29-20 advantage at the intermission.

The Eagles had been outscored 120-59 at the free throw line in losing their first eight conference games. They were outscored 11-1 in the first half, and 11-0 off turnovers. BC’s free throw deficit was just 18-13 by the final buzzer.

With his first basket, a 3-pointer, Brogdon became the 18th 1,500-point scorer in Cavaliers history. He finished the game with 1,525. Next up on the career list are Mike Scott of the Atlanta Hawks, who scored 1,538, and Richard Morgan, who scored 1,540.

Virginia’s Evan Nolte made his first 3-pointer since the second game of the season, drawing a huge roar from the crowd.

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