Men's Basketball ACCtion: Thursday, November 25

Nov. 25, 2010

BC Men's Basketball Edges Texas A&M, 67-65

Junior Reggie Jackson scored a game-high 21 points, including eight of the Eagles' final 14 points, to lead Boston College to a 67-65 win over Texas A&M in the first round of the Old Spice Classic.

The Eagles never trailed in the contest. The Aggies tied the game three times in the final seven minutes of play, the last time at 60-60 with 3:18 left.

After senior Josh Southern and Texas A&M's David Loubeau traded free throws to make the score 62-62, Jackson netted back-to-back baskets - with 2:08 and 56.5 seconds remaining - to give BC a four-point cushion.

The Aggies had another chance to tie, but B.J. Holmes failed to convert a free throw after being fouled on a successful three-point attempt with 44 seconds left.

Senior Corey Raji, who finished with 11 points, hit one free throw to give BC a 67-65 lead with 4.7 seconds left. A final Aggie attempt to tie fell off the rim as time expired.

Hokies open 76 Classic with 72-56 win over Northridge

Virginia Tech jumped out to a 20 point halftime lead and never trailed, as the Hokies defeated Cal State Northridge, 72-56, in the first game of the 2010 76 Classic at the Anaheim Convention Center on Thursday afternoon.

The Hokies, now 3-1 overall, scored the game’s first seven points on route to a 38-18 lead at the intermission. Tech lead 20-10 at the eight minute media timeout in the first half and finished the period on an 18-8 run.

Tech shot better than 50 percent from the field for the second consecutive game and held CSUN to 33.3 percent from the field in the contest. The Matadors won the battle of the boards, 37-33, but the Hokies forced them in to 25 turnovers in the game.

Dorenzo Hudson led all scorers with 20 points, including 12 points after intermission. Malcolm Delaney added 17 points and seven assists and Jeff Allen recorded his second double double of the season with 10 points and 10 rebounds. Victor Davila registered his first double-figure scoring game of the season with 10 points.