2012-13 Boston College Basketball: Providence Game Thread (2:00 PM, ESPN3)

Matt Cashore-US PRESSWIRE

Boston College will host Providence on Saturday at 2 p.m. inside Conte Forum in the final game before the Christmas holiday.

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Providence Friars (8-2, 0-0 Big East) vs. Boston College Eagles (5-5, 0-0 ACC)

Time: 2:00 PM Eastern
Date:
Saturday, December 22, 2012
Place:
Chestnut Hill, Ma.
Arena: Conte Forum
Capacity: 8,606

TV: ESPN3
TV Announcers: Ryan Ruocco, Malcolm Huckaby
Radio: WEEI (850 AM)
Radio Announcers: Jon Meterparel, Danya Abrams

Line: Boston College +5

Last Time Out: BC has won three of its last four contests and defeated New Hampshire last Sunday in overtime, 61-59.

Series: BC and PC have met 106 times. Providence leads the all-time series 58-48.
Last Meeting: Providence 64, Boston College 57 (December 8, 2011)
Last Meeting at Conte Forum: Boston College 88, Providence 86 (December 8, 2010)

Last Five Meetings:

L - Providence 64, Boston College 57 (December 8, 2011)
W - Boston College 88, Providence 86 (December 8, 2010)
W - Boston College 82, Providence 77 (November 28, 2009)
W - Boston College 81, Providence 76 (December 20, 2008)
L - Providence 98, Boston College 89 (December 1, 2007)

Trends: BC is 6-4 in the last 10 outings against the Friars. The only team the Eagles have played more all-time than PC is Holy Cross. Providence has won six straight games with each of the last five coming by double digits. This will be the first true road game of the season for PC.

Providence's 2011-2012 Record: 15-17 (4-14 Big East)

Providence's Probable Starters:

G - Bryce Cotton (Jr.) - 6-1, 165 lbs. Tucson, Az. - 20.8 PPG, 4.3 APG, 3.7 RPG
G - Josh Fortune (Fr.) - 6-5, 195 lbs., Hampton, Va. - 10.4 PPG, 3.5 APG, 3.3 RPG
F - Brice Kofane (So.) - 6-8, 205 lbs., Yaounde, Cameroon - 2.1 PPG, 0.5 APG, 5.0 RPG
F - Kadeem Batts (Jr.) - 6-10, 245 lbs., Powder Springs, Ga. - 16.9 PPG, 2.2 APG, 7.9 RPG
F - LaDontae Henton (So.) - 6-6, 215 lbs., Lansing, Mi. - 16.6 PPG, 1.5 APG, 8.3 RPG

Boston College's Projected Starters:

G - Olivier Hanlan (Fr.) - 6-4, 188 lbs., Aylmer, Quebec - 12.4 PPG, 2.2 APG, 3.3 RPG
G - Joe Rahon (Fr.) - 6-2, 195 lbs., San Diego, Ca. - 10.9 PPG, 3.8 APG, 3.0 RPG
G - Patrick Heckmann (So.) - 6-5, 205 lbs., Mainz, Germany - 8.6 PPG, 2.0 APG, 2.6 RPG
F - Eddie Odio (So.) - 6-7, 205 lbs., Miami, Fl. - 2.8 PPG, 0.2 APG, 2.5 RPG
F - Ryan Anderson (So.) - 6-8, 220 lbs., Lakewood, Ca. - 15.2 PPG, 1.1 APG, 1.0 RPG

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

Go Eagles!

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