Hokies prevail over cold Boston College

January 19th, 2009
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Sophomore Jeff Allen scored a career-high 30 points for the Hokies saturday in their victory over slumping Boston College team. The Hokies have railed off 7 wins in their last 8 and are now 12-5 and 2-1 in the ACC. This big win also gave Tech head coach Seth Greenberg his 100th victory as the Hokies’ head coach. BC has now fallen to 13-6 overall, 1-3 in the league and lost for the fourth straight time since knocking off then-No. 1 North Carolina 85-78 on Jan. 4. Jeff Allen, a 6-foot-7 sophomore from Washington, D.C., scored 17 of his points in the second half and nailed 11-of-16 from the floor. He also shot 7-of-12 from the free-throw line, and also added three blocked shots. The Hokies overall provided excellent defense with a total of eight blocked shots and forced 9 turnovers. Joe Trapini led the Eagles with 23 points and 10 rebounds. Tyrese Rice dropped 19 but the Eagles would fall behind when being held to one field goal in the last three minutes of the game. The Hokies have a huge match-up this Wednesday against unbeated and No. 1 team in the nation Wake Forest. The Eagles have a match-up with Georgia Tech on Tuesday in Atlanta.