Hokies edge Boston College in overtime, 85-80

Virginia Tech (16-6, 5-4 ACC) 34371485
Boston College (13-9, 3-6 ACC) 2942980
  • Chestnut Hill, Mass. - 4,091
  • High Points: 20 - Kerry Blackshear Jr.
  • High Rebounds: 9 - Chris Clarke
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CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. – Guard Justin Robinson turned in the third double-double of his career to guide the Virginia Tech men’s basketball team to an 85-80 overtime win against Boston College inside Conte Forum on Wednesday night.

The Hokies (16-6, 5-4 ACC) have already matched last year’s win total on the road in league play, defeating the Eagles (13-9, 3-6 ACC) to close the month of January.

Robinson posted 10 points and 12 assists, marking his second double-double ironically at Boston College. The junior's 12 assists set Tech's single-game assist record in ACC play, passing fellow teammate Devin Wilson's 11 against Duke on Feb. 25, 2015.

Nickeil Alexander-Walker and Justin Bibbs each scored 18 points, while Kerry Blackshear Jr. had a team-high 20 points, including a perfect 6-for-6 from the charity stripe, and eight rebounds.

Boston College began the game with the momentum on its home floor, going up by eight points at the 7:24 mark. However, Tech scored eight straight points to tie it up behind an Alexander-Walker 3-pointer, a Chris Clarke old school three-point play and a Blackshear layup.

In the final five minutes of the first half, the two teams traded buckets until the final 40 seconds when the Hokies finished on a 6-0 run to take a five-point lead into the break at 34-29.

Tech pushed the lead to 11 points to start the second half, but four different Eagles answered with a 3-pointer, cutting the deficit to one at the 13-minute mark.

Trailing by seven points with 1:42 left, Boston College finished regulation on a 7-0 run – all at the free-throw line – to force overtime.

With the score knotted at 79-79 with 2 minutes to go in the extra period, Alexander-Walker crossed over an Eagle and buried a 3-pointer to earn back the advantage the Hokies would never relinquish.

Jerome Robinson paced the Eagles, registering a game-high 32 points and five assists.


• With the win, Tech went 5-3 in the month of January, marking the highest winning percentage (.625) in January in the Buzz Williams era.

• The Hokies have hit at least 10 3-pointers in 12 games this season.

• Robinson in his last three games has been distributing the basketball efficiently, recording 23 assists and only two turnovers.

• Clarke pulled down nine rebounds and chipped in six points. The junior has collected 31 boards his last three games.


• Three Hokies scored 18 or more points in the win, marking the first time three players have done so in an ACC regular-season game since Feb. 18, 2017, versus Louisville.



• The Hokies return to Cassell Coliseum on Saturday, as they host Miami. Tip is at 2 p.m. and the game will be shown live on ESPN and the ESPN app.

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