Boston College pummeled Virginia Tech right into the cellar last night with a 76-52 victory at Conte Forum.

The hapless Hokies (8-12, 1-7) assumed sole ownership of last place in the ACC with their second loss to the Eagles this season. BC (6-14, 2-5) snapped a three-game conference losing streak with its second-largest margin of victory over an ACC opponent in school history.

BC shot 45.3 percent from the floor with 14 3-pointers, 35 rebounds, 19 assists, seven turnovers, seven blocks and eight steals. Junior guard Joe Rahon made 7-of-11 from the floor with five treys for 20 points. He added six assists and five rebounds.

Ryan Anderson powered the Eagles’ inside game with 18 points and eight rebounds and a season-high five blocks. BC held the Hokies to 34 percent shooting from the floor including 4-of-14 from behind the arc. Forward Jarell Eddie paced the Hokies with 23 points.

“I thought we came out and really played with great alertness and intensity on the defensive end,” said BC coach Steve Donahue. “I know we made a lot of shots but if we are going to keep competing and winning games in this league our defense has to get better and our offense has to continue to improve.”

The Eagles blitzed the Hokies with an 8-0 run at the start of the second half to take a 43-33 lead. Anderson began the fun with a pull-up jumper on the baseline. Sophomore guard Olivier Hanlan followed with a pair of 3-pointers that compelled Va. Tech coach James Johnson to call a timeout.

BC took a huge hit with 17:17 when Hanlan was tagged with a personal foul and a technical on the same play. The Hokies made three of the four free throws but failed to sustain their momentum. Guard Patrick Heckmann (14 points) replaced Hanlan and buried two quick treys to give the Eagles a 60-36 lead.

Rahon assumed the point guard duties and led BC the rest of the way. The playmaker from San Diego set up Anderson for two buckets and made a pair of 3’s to put the game out of reach.

“I think Joe is a guy we need to rely on to run our team more now that Olivier can’t,” said Donahue. “Joe’s ability to run the team at the beginning of the shot clock and the end of the shot clock was important.”