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Catoor, Pedulla help Virginia Tech hold off Boston College for 76-71 win

BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) — Hunter Catoor scored 17 points and Sean Pedulla scored 16 and Virginia Tech won its second-straight game beating Boston College 76-71 on Tuesday.

Catoor's 3-pointer with 13:55 before halftime broke a 12-all tie and Virginia Tech led the remainder. The Hokies (12-7, 4-4 ACC) led 44-33 at intermission and stayed ahead by four points or more in the second half until Quinten Post's jump shot brought Boston College within 70-67 with 2:24 remaining.

Pedulla made two foul shots for a five-point advantage with 2:02 left. Then, with 29 seconds left, Claudell Harris Jr. buried a 3-pointer for BC to reduce the deficit to 72-70 with 29 seconds to go. But Robbie Beran and Catoor each made a pair of fouls shots in a nine-second span to wrap it up.

MJ Collins scored 11 points and Lynn Kidd 10 for the Hokies.

Devin McGlockton scored 19 points on 9-for-13 shooting and grabbed 10 rebounds for the Eagles (11-8, 2-6). Quinten Post added 15 points and reserve Harris 14 for Boston College.

Boston College plays at Notre Dame on Saturday. Virginia Tech hosts Georgia Tech on Saturday.

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