Mitchell, Anderson pace Virginia past BC 65-51

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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) -- Justin Anderson and Akil Mitchell scored 16 points each and Virginia took command with a 16-3 run in the second half and beat Boston College 65-51 on Saturday, the Cavaliers' third straight victory.

With scoring leader Joe Harris managing just seven points for Virginia (14-5, 4-2 Atlantic Coast Conference), the freshman Anderson and Mitchell carried the scoring load. Anderson made 7 of 9 shots and Mitchell was 6-for-10 and grabbed six rebounds.

The Cavaliers, who rank second nationally in scoring defense (51.1 points per game), allowed five 3-pointers in the first half but just two more afterward in sending the Eagles (9-10, 1-5) to their fourth consecutive loss. Ryan Anderson led Boston College with 14 points and Joe Rahon added 10.

The Eagles became the 16th opponent held under 60 points by Virginia this season, including all six of their ACC foes.