2012-13 Boston College Basketball: Penn State Game Thread @ ACC / Big Ten Challenge (9:15 PM, ESPNU)

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The Eagles men's basketball team heads to State College, Pennsylvania to take on the Penn State Nittany Lions in the 2012 ACC / Big Ten Challenge.

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Boston College Eagles (2-4, 0-0 ACC) vs. Penn St. Nittany Lions (3-2, 0-0 Big Ten)

Time: 9:15 PM Eastern
Date:
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Place:
University Park, Pa.
Arena: Bryce Jordan Center
Capacity: 15,261

TV: ESPNU
TV Announcers: Clay Matvick, Tim McCormick
Radio: WEEI (850 AM)
Radio Announcers: Jon Meterparel, Malcolm Huckaby

Line: Boston College +2.5

Last Time Out: The Eagles lost to Bryant, 56-54, to fall to 2-4 on the year.

Series: Boston College and Penn State have met 12 times. The all-time series is tied 6-6.

Boston College In The ACC / Big Ten Challenge Results:

W - Boston College 65, Michigan State 58 (2006)
W - Boston College 77, Michigan 64 (2007)
W - Boston College 57, Iowa 55 (2008)
W - Boston College 62, Michigan 58 (2009)
W - Boston College 88, Indiana 76 (2010)
L - Penn State 62, Boston College 54 (2011)

Trends: The Eagles have lost four of the last five. Penn State handed BC the program's first ever loss in the ACC / Big Ten Challenge last season, winning 62-54. BC was previously 5-0 in the ACC / Big Ten Challenge. The Eagles are 3-1 at home in their annual matchup against the Big Ten and are 2-0 on the road. Despite losing last season to the Nittany Lions, BC has won four of the last six matchups with Penn State.

Penn State's 2011-2012 Record: 12-20 (4-14 Big Ten)

Penn State's Probable Starters:

G - D.J. Newbill (So.) - 6-4, 205 lbs., Philadelphia, Pa. - 13.6 PPG, 3.4 APG, 5.8 RPG
G - Jermaine Marshall (Jr.) - 6-4, 205 lbs., Etters, Pa. - 11.6 PPG, 0.6 APG, 5.4 RPG
F - Ross Travis (So.) - 6-6, 225 lbs., Chaska, Mn. - 7.6 PPG, 0.2 APG, 6.6 RPG
F - Jon Graham (So.) - 6-8, 225 lbs., Baltimore, Md. - 2.2 PPG, 0.2 APG, 4.6 RPG
F - Brandon Taylor (Fr.) - 6-7, 235 lbs., Tabernacle, N.J. - 6.4 PPG, 0.2 APG, 2.4 RPG

Boston College's Projected Starters:

G - Olivier Hanlan (Fr.) - 6-4, 188 lbs., Aylmer, Quebec - 12.5 PPG, 1.7 APG, 3.3 RPG
G - Joe Rahon (Fr.) - 6-2, 195, San Diego, Ca. - 10.5 PPG, 3.5 APG, 3.0 RPG
G - Lonnie Jackson (So.) - 6-3, 173 lbs., Valencia, Ca. - 5.7 PPG, 2.2 APG, 3.3 RPG
F - Ryan Anderson (So.) - 6-8, 220 lbs., Lakewood, Ca. - 15.8 PPG, 1.4 APG, 10.4 RPG
C - Dennis Clifford (So.) - 7-0, 250 lbs., Bridgewater, Ma. - 6.7 PPG, 0.5 APG, 5.8 RPG

Leave your pre-, in- and post-game comments below.

Go Eagles!

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