Willoughby, UVA women beat Boston College in ACC tourney
GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Jocelyn Willoughby had her 10th double-double of the season and Dominique Toussaint added 11 points and eight assists to help No. 12 seed Virginia beat Boston College 77-61 on Wednesday in the first round of the ACC tournament.
Virginia will play fifth-seeded Syracuse in Thursday’s second round.
Willoughby scored 25 of her career-high 29 points in the second half and finished with 13 rebounds. Toussaint, a junior who came in with 992 career points, became the 36th player in program history to top the 1,000-point plateau.
Boston College opened a 12-point lead when Sydney Lowery hit a 3-pointer with early in the second half but the Eagles made just two of their next 12 shots and Willoughby scored 11 points in a 24-5 run that made it 49-42 with 57 seconds left in the third quarter. The Cavaliers (12-18) led the rest of the way and Willoughby, who finished 12 of 12 from the free-throw line, hit eight foul shots as Virginia scored 14 of the final 16 points.
Emma Guy had 18 points for No. 13 seed Boston College (14-16), which finished its season on a nine-games losing streak.
Virginia, which shot 53.8 percent (14 of 26) from the field in the second half, outscored the Eagles 26-3 from the stripe.