2012-13 Boston College Basketball: Harvard Game Thread (7:00 PM, ESPN3)

Nelson Chenault-US PRESSWIRE

This is the year, damnit.

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Harvard Crimson (3-3, 0-0 Ivy League) vs. Boston College Eagles (3-4, 0-0 ACC)

Time: 7:00 PM Eastern
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
Chestnut Hill, Ma.
Arena: Conte Forum
Capacity: 8,606

TV Announcers: Eric Frede, Malcolm Huckaby
Radio: WEEI (850 AM)
Radio Announcers: Jon Meterparel, Danya Abrams

Line: Boston College -3

Last Time Out: The Eagles bounced back after a loss to Bryant with a 73-61 win at Penn State last Wednesday in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge.

Series: Boston College and Harvard have met 45 times. BC leads the all-time series 32-13.
Last Meeting at Conte Forum: Harvard 67, Boston College 46 (December 29, 2011)

Last Five Meetings:

L - Harvard 67, Boston College 46 (December 29, 2011)
L - Harvard 78, Boston College 69 (January 5, 2011)
L - Harvard 74, Boston College 67 (December 9, 2009)
L - Harvard 82, Boston College 70 (January 7, 2009)
W - Boston College 89, Harvard 55 (Decembe 22, 2005)

Trends: BC begins a seven game homestand tonight with a matchup with their cross-town rivals. Harvard has won the last four meetings -- all in consecutive seasons. BC won six of seven matchups going back to 1989-90 before that. The series dates back to 1905-06 with the Crimson winning the first matchup 42-6. This season BC is 0-3 when trailing with 10 minutes to go. Harvard is looking for its first road win of the season (0-2). The Crimson is 4-0 against Boston College under
head coach Tommy Amaker. Harvard is 16-43 all-time against current members of the ACC but went 2-0 against the conference last year with wins over Florida State and BC.

Harvard's 2011-2012 Record: 26-5 (12-2 Ivy League), NCAA Tournament Second Round

Harvard's Probable Starters:

G - Siyani Chambers (Fr.) - 6-0, 170 lbs., Golden Valley, Mn. - 11.3 PPG, 5.0 APG, 2.5 PPG
G - Laurent Rivard (Jr.) - 6-5, 215 lbs., Saint-Bruno, Quebec - 11.8 PPG, 1.3 APG, 3.8 RPG
G - Wesley Saunders (So.) - 6-5, 215 lbs., Los Angeles, Ca. - 15.8 PPG, 3.5 APG, 5.2 RPG
F - Steve Moundou-Missi (So.) - 6-7, 225 lbs., Yaounde, Cameroon - 4.2 PPG, 0.2 APG, 4.7 RPG
F - Kenyatta Smith (So.) - 6-8, 250 lbs., Sun Valley, Ca. - 4.8 PPG, 0.7 APG, 4.3 RPG

Boston College's Projected Starters:

G - Olivier Hanlan (Fr.) - 6-4, 188 lbs., Aylmer, Quebec - 13.9 PPG, 2.0 APG, 3.6 RPG
G - Joe Rahon (Fr.) - 6-2, 195, San Diego, Ca. - 11.0 PPG, 3.3 APG, 3.1 RPG
G - Patrick Heckmann (So.) - 6-5, 205 lbs., Mainz, Germany - 8.6 PPG, 1.7 APG, 2.4 RPG
F - Ryan Anderson (So.) - 6-8, 220 lbs., Lakewood, Ca. - 14.2 PPG, 1.3 APG, 10.2 RPG
C - Dennis Clifford (So.) - 7-0, 250 lbs., Bridgewater, Ma. - 6.4 PPG, 0.4 APG, 5.3 RPG

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