The Eagles fell to UVA 61-49 in a game that saw Eagles fail to score a season low 50 points. UVA entered the game as the 22nd ranked team in the country. They were fresh off their 70-61 win over Wake Forest.
The game was very competitive throughout the game. UVA had get going in the final ten minutes before securing the win. One part of the game that was critical for the Eagles was in between 11:18 and 6 minutes left in the 1st half. At this point in the game, things were very competitive. Justin Vander Baan came in the game and had 3 blocks in the span of two minutes, and that started a run for the Eagles. With Virginia’s amazing defense though, it was hard for BC to score really at all. UVA went on a 9 minute scoring drought, but it was considered more of a drought for UVA than a run for BC, as BC didn’t score very much during that time, although they made it close.
But then BC went on a poor shooting streak and did not play all that well defensively. The Eagles missed a lot of 3 pointers during this time. The Eagles stayed within striking distance into the second half. But in the final minutes let UVA get comfortable and take home the win.
DeMarr Langford had a season high 14 points. The game was very consistently UVA getting out in front, BC catching up, UVA getting back out in front and BC attempting to mount a comeback. Turnovers were a killer for the Eagles, they had nearly twice as many as UVA. Steffon Mitchell did not play due to a calf injury. Makai Ashton-Langford did not play due to a knee injury. Though losing, this game was a solid performance from an Eagles team, many didn’t think could even remotely compete with UVA.