Saturday , Feb , 03 , 2007 C.Y. Ellis

Dudley, BC upend No. 16 Hokies

Chestnut Hill, MA (Sports Network) – Jared Dudley poured in 30 points and
grabbed 13 rebounds, leading Boston College to an 80-59 victory over 16th-
ranked Virginia Tech at Conte Forum.

Tyrese Rice added 20 points and Sean Marshall chipped in 10 for the Eagles
(16-6, 7-2 ACC), who have won two straight and nine of their last 11. Dudley
made 11-of-15 shots, including 4-of-5 from three-point range, to register his
third career 30-point game.

Rice also made four shots from beyond the arc, as Boston College hit 12-of-31
three-point tries and shot 48 percent overall.

Deron Washington scored 18 points and Zabian Dowdell contributed 17 for
Virginia Tech (16-7, 6-3), which has lost two straight after winning three in
a row. The Hokies dropped a 70-59 decision to NC State on Wednesday.

A putback by Dudley on the game’s first possession gave the Eagles the lead
and they never trailed. Rice added a pair of three-pointers in the first 2 1/2
minutes as BC built a quick 10-1 edge.

Virginia Tech pulled within four and trailed 19-14 after a layup by Dowdell
with 11 1/2 minutes to play in the half, but Boston College followed with a
20-2 run.

Dudley scored half of BC’s points during the surge and a three-pointer by Rice
gave the Eagles a comfortable 39-16 cushion with just under five minutes to
play before the break.

Marshall connected from beyond the arc just before the buzzer to send BC into
the locker room with a 47-26 advantage. Dudley had 16 points for the Eagles
and Rice scored 11 in the opening 20 minutes.

The Hokies never threatened in the second half, getting only as close as 13
with just over four minutes to play.

Dudley responded with a pair of three-pointers around a Tech free throw to
extend the BC lead to 75-57.

Game Notes

BC recorded 20 assists on 30 baskets…The Eagles lead the all-time series
9-2…Boston College unveiled a third jersey on Saturday, gold with a maroon
side insert. It marked the first time BC has won a third uniform since 1995.