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Hot Shooting Propels Hokies to a Narrow 85-79 Win

Buzz Williams notched his 200th career win against Boston College.

NCAA Basketball: Boston College at Virginia Tech Michael Shroyer-USA TODAY Sports

The Hokies hosted the 14th place Boston College Eagles on a snowy Sunday night in Blacksburg, as they pulled off an 85-79 win. At one point in the first half, Virginia Tech was on fire and led by 18 points but the Eagles found themselves back in the game by virtue of some hot shooting of their own.

It was evident that the Hokies were locked in on their shots just minutes into the game as Ty Outlaw, who started his fourth straight game in place of Chris Clarke, drained his first two three-point attempts. In addition, Justin Bibbs seemed to get out of his shooting slump for at least this game, going 4-5 from three and 6-9 overall. He totaled 16 points on the night, one of four Hokies in double figures. The sophomore also added a miraculous buzzer beater three right before halftime which exemplified just how hot the Hokies were.

Bibbs and Outlaw did not overshadow Seth Allen’s outstanding performance. The redshirt senior scored 18 points and notched 4 assists on 5-7 shooting (2-4 from three). He continues to be the most consistent perimeter threat and a leader on this Hokies team.

Although the Hokies finished 12-18 from behind the arc, Boston College’s Jordan Chatman nearly carried Boston College to a win by himself. He made his first eight three-point attempts, and his ninth make set a record of most threes made against the Hokies. He finished with 30 points on 10-12 shooting.

The Hokies face UVA on Wednesday night in Charlottesville, where they will likely need some of their hot shooting from tonight to carry over.