2012-13 Boston College Basketball: #23/25 N.C. State Game Thread (4:00 PM, ESPN2)

Grant Halverson

Boston College basketball opens the 2013 ACC schedule by hosting NC State at 4 p.m. in Conte Forum. The game will be aired live on ESPN2 and WRKO Radio (680 AM).

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#23/#25 N.C. State Wolfpack (11-2, 0-0 ACC) vs. Boston College Eagles (8-5, 0-0 ACC)

What: 2012-13 ACC conference home opener
Time:
4:00 PM Eastern
Date:
Saturday, January 5, 2013
Place:
Chestnut Hill, Ma.
Arena: Conte Forum
Capacity: 8,606

TV: ESPN2
TV Announcers: Dave O'Brien, Doris Burke
Radio: WRKO (680 AM)
Radio Announcers: Jon Meterparel, Malcolm Huckaby

Line: Boston College +7.5

Last Time Out: BC has won five straight and six of its last seven outings after defeating Dartmouth 79-58 on New Year's Eve.

Series: Boston College and N.C. State have met 14 times. Boston College leads the all-time series 8-6.
Last Meeting: N.C. State 78, Boston College 57 (March 8, 2012 at the ACC Tournament)
Last Meeting at Conte Forum: N.C. State 56, Boston College 51 (February 1, 2012)

Last Five Meetings:

L - N.C. State 78, Boston College 57 (March 8, 2012)
L - N.C. State 56, Boston College 51 (February 1, 2012)
L - N.C. State 76, Boston College 62 (January 19, 2012)
W - Boston College 75, N.C. State 66 (January 11, 2011)
L - N.C. State 66, Boston College 54 (March 7, 2010)

Trends: The Eagles went 5-1 in the month of December and enter the new year on a five game winning streak. BC is 5-6 against the Wolfpack since joining the ACC in 2005-06. The Wolfpack won all three meetings with the Eagles in 2011-12 to narrow the all-time series record from 8-3 to 8-6 BC and take the lead in the ACC series. NC State has won seven straight entering the weekend after losing its only true road contest at Michigan, 79-72, on November 27.

N.C. State's 2011-2012 Record: 24-13 (9-7 ACC), NCAA Tournament Sweet 16

N.C. State's Probable Starters:

G - Rodney Purvis (Fr.) - 6-3, 195 lbs., Raleigh, N.C. - 9.1 PPG, 1.9 APG, 2.8 RPG
G - Lorenzo Brown (Jr.) - 6-5, 186 lbs., Roswell, Ga. - 12.4 PPG, 6.3 APG, 4.0 RPG
F - Scott Wood (Sr.) - 6-6, 169 lbs., Marion, In. - 11.5 PPG, 1.2 APG, 3.2 RPG
F - Richard Howell (Sr.) - 6-8, 257 lbs., Marietta, Ga. - 13-3 PPG, 1.8 APG, 9.6 RPG
F - C.J. Leslie (Jr.) - 6-9, 200 lbs., Holly Springs, N.C. - 15.8 PPG, 1.5 APG, 7.5 RPG

Boston College's Last Game Starters:

G - Olivier Hanlan (Fr.) - 6-4, 188 lbs., Aylmer, Quebec - 13.1 PPG, 2.1 APG, 4.4 RPG
G - Joe Rahon (Fr.) - 6-2, 195 lbs., San Diego, Ca. - 11.3 PPG, 4.2 APG, 3.1 RPG
G - Patrick Heckmann (So.) - 6-5, 205 lbs., Mainz, Germany - 9.4 PPG, 1.6 APG, 2.6 RPG
G - Lonnie Jackson (So.) - 6-3, 180 lbs., Valencia, Ca. - 8.0 PPG, 2.2 APG, 3.2 RPG
F - Ryan Anderson (So.) - 6-8, 220 lbs., Lakewood, Ca. - 15.9 PPG, 1.3 APG, 9.5 RPG

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Go Eagles!

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