2013-14 Boston College Basketball: Auburn Game Thread (2:00 PM, Comcast Sports Southeast / ESPN3)

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Boston College travels to Auburn for the first time in program history to face the Tigers at 2 p.m. Eastern.

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Boston College Eagles (4-7, 0-1 ACC) vs. Auburn Tigers (5-3, 0-0 SEC)

Time: 2:00 PM
Date:
Sunday, December 22, 2013
Place:
Auburn, Ala.
Arena: Auburn Arena
Capacity: 9,121

TV: Comcast Sports Southeast, ESPN3
Announcers: Matt Stewart (play-by-play), Daymeon Fishback (color)
Radio: WEEI 850 AM, BCEagles.com
Radio Announcers: Jon Meterparel (play-by-play), Danya Abrams (color)
BC Basketball Twitter News Feed: @BCHoopNews
Join the Conversation on Twitter: #BCHoops #BCvsAU

Line: Boston College -1.5

Last Time Out: The Eagles are coming off a 67-50 win over Division II Philadelphia U. last Sunday.

Series: Boston College and Auburn have met twice before. The series is tied 1-1.
First Meeting: Auburn 89, Boston College 85 (December 23, 1985 at Red Lobster Classic in Orlando, Fl.)
Last Meeting: Boston College 50, Auburn 49 (November 21, 2012)

Trends: The Eagles have lost three of their last four games. In last season's win over Auburn, Ryan Anderson and Olivier Hanlan combined for 34 of the Eagles' 50 points. This sesaon, Boston College has averaged 75.9 points per game this year. Through the first 11 games of last season, BC averaged 67.3 points per game. Twenty-five percent of the Eagles points have come from the charity stripe.Auburn has won four of its last six games, including a 66-64 win over fellow ACC member Clemson.

Auburn's 2012-2013 Record: 9-23 (3-15 SEC)

Auburn's Probable Starters:

G - Tahj Shamsid-Deen (Fr.) - 5-10, 163 lbs., Decatur, Ga. - 8.6 PPG, 1.3 RPG, 3.1 APG
G - Chris Denson (Sr.) - 6-2, 181 lbs., Columbus, Ga. - 19.8 PPG, 5.6 RPG, 2.8 APG
G - K.T. Harrell (Jr.) - 6-4, 216 lbs., Montgomery, Ala. - 17.9 PPG, 3.9 RPG, 1.4 APG
F - Allen Payne (Sr.) - 6-6, 225 lbs., Cincinnati, Ohio - 6.6 PPG, 5.8 RPG, 1.8 APG
C - Asauhn Dixon-Tatum (Sr.) - 7-0, 226 lbs., Anderson, Ind. - 6.6 PPG, 6.4 RPG, 0.4 APG

Boston College's Last Game Starters:

G - Olivier Hanlan (So.) - 6-4, 181 lbs., Alymer, Quebec - 19.4 PPG, 4.3 RPG, 3.5 APG
G - Joe Rahon (So.) - 6-2, 192 lbs., San Diego, Calif. - 10.6 PPG, 3.7 RPG, 3.1 APG
F - Alex Dragicevich (Jr.) - 6-7, 207 lbs., Glenbrook, Ill. - 6.4 PPG, 2.2 RPG, 1.3 APG
F - Ryan Anderson (Jr.) - 6-8, 219 lbs., Lakewood, Calif. - 16.9 PPG, 7.2 RPG, 1.4 APG
C - K.C. Caudill (Jr.) - 6-11, 277 lbs., Brea, Calif. - 2.3 PPG, 1.3 RPG, 0.4 APG

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

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