Key, Clark lead Virginia past Boston College, 78-65


Virginia guard Kody Stattmann, right, is defended by Boston College’s Jairus Hamilton during an NCAA college basketball game Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020, in Charlottesville, Va. (Erin Edgerton/The Daily Progress via AP)

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) – Braxton Key and Kihei Clark scored 17 points each and Virginia gradually pulled away for its third consecutive victory, 78-65 against Boston College. The Cavaliers already led 45-39 when two free throws by Key sparked a 25-11 run. Key had 11 points in the spurt that gave Virginia a 70-50 lead with 5:21 to play. The victory solidified the Cavaliers’ grasp on fourth place in the conference with three weeks remaining. Nik Popovic led to Eagles with 22 points and Jay Heath had 18.

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