2011-12 Boston College Basketball: Virginia Game Thread (9:00 PM, ESPNU)

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Boston College Eagles (7-12, 2-3 ACC) vs. No. 19/21 Virginia Cavaliers (15-3, 2-2 ACC)

Time: 9:00 PM Eastern
Date:
Thursday, January 26, 2012
Place:
Charlottesville, Va.
Arena: John Paul Jones Arena
Capacity: 14,593

TV: ESPNU
TV Announcers: Anish Shroff, Adrian Branch
Online: ESPN3.com
Radio: WRKO 680 AM
Radio Announcers: Jon Meterparel, Malcolm Huckaby
Internet Audio:
BCEagles.com

Line: Boston College +19

Last Time Out: Boston College lost to Wake Forest 71-56 to fall to 7-12 on the year (2-3 in conference play)

Series: Boston College and Virginia have met 13 times. Virginia leads the all-time series 7-6.
Last Meeting at JPJA:
Boston College 63, Virginia 44 (February 26, 2011)

Last Five Meetings:

W - Boston College 63, Virginia 44 (February 26, 2011)
W - Boston College 70, Virginia 67 (January 19, 2011)
L - Virginia 68, Boston College 62 (March 11, 2010)
W - Boston College 68, Virginia 55 (March 3, 2010)
W - Boston College 76, Virginia 63 (March 12, 2009)

Trends: BC has won the last four regular season meetings with the Cavaliers, dating back to February 17, 2008, and five of the last six overall. All six of BC's victories over Virginia have come since BC joined the ACC. After winning two straight ACC games, the Eagles have dropped its last two ACC games. After starting the season 14-1, Virginia has lost two of its last three games.

Virginia's 2010-2011 Record: 16-15 (7-9 ACC)

Virginia's Probable Starters:

G - Jontel Evans (Jr.) - 5-11, 188 lbs., Hampton, Va. - 5.9 PPG, 3.5 APG, 1.9 RPG
G - Sammy Zeglinski (Sr.) - 6-1, 184 lbs., Philadelphia, Pa. - 9.0 PPG, 2.6 APG, 2.9 RPG
G - Joe Harris (So.) - 6-6, 211 lbs., Chelan, Wa. - 12.5 PPG, 1.6 APG, 4.1 RPG
F - Akil Mitchell (So.) - 6-8, 234 lbs., Charlotte, N.C. - 3.4 PPG, 0.7 APG, 3.9 RPG
F - Mike Scott (Sr.) - 6-8, 237 lbs., Chesapeake, Va. - 16.6 PPG, 1.6 APG, 8.7 RPG

Boston College's Projected Starters:

G - Jordan Daniels (Fr.) - 5-8, 153 lbs., Fontana, Ca. - 5.8 PPG, 2.4 APG, 1.3 RPG
G - Matt Humphrey (Jr.) - 6-5, 192 lbs., Chicago, Il. - 9.6 PPG, 1.3 APG, 3.3 RPG
G - Lonnie Jackson (Fr.) - 6-3, 170 lbs., Valencia, Ca. - 7.4 PPG, 1.6 APG, 2.5 RPG
F - Ryan Anderson (Fr.) - 6-8, 217 lbs., Lakewood, Ca. - 9.6 PPG, 1.0 APG, 6.4 RPG
C - Dennis Clifford (Fr.) - 7-0, 241 lbs., Bridgewater, Ma. - 10.1 PPG, 1.1 APG, 5.2 RPG

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Go Eagles!

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