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Cavaliers Beat Boston College for Third Straight Win

The Virginia men's basketball team used a big second half to overcome a two point halftime deficit and beat Boston College 65-51 on Saturday.

Freshman Justin Anderson scored a career-high 16 points, and junior Akil Mitchell also had 16 points in the Cavaliers' third straight win.

UVa shot 77.3% from the floor in the second half, which is a season high and the best shooting percentage for UVa in a half since1984.

The Cavaliers' leading scorer this season, Joe Harris, had just seven points for Virginia, but Anderson hit 7 of 9 shots and Mitchell was 6-for-10 and added six rebounds.

The win moves Virginia to 14-5 overall and 4-2 in the ACC. Next up, they host the 18th-ranked North Carolina State Wolfpack Tuesday at 7 p.m.

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