2013-14 Boston College Basketball: Purdue Game Thread (9:00 PM, ESPN2)


Boston College and Purdue will meet for just the third time when the two programs face off in the annual Big Ten/ACC Challenge. 9 PM, ESPN2.

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Boston College Eagles (3-4, 0-0 ACC) vs. Purdue Boilermakers (6-2, 0-0 Big Ten)

Time: 9:00 PM
Wednesday, December 4, 2013
West Lafayette, Ind.
Arena: Mackey Arena
Capacity: 14,240

Announcers: Carter Blackburn (play-by-play), LaPhonso Ellis (color)
Radio: WEEI 850 AM, bceagles.com
Radio Announcers: Jon Meterparel (play-by-play), Danya Abrams (color)
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Line: Purdue -1

Last Time Out: The Eagles defeated Sacred Heart 75-67 in overtime to improve to 3-4 on the year.

Series: Purdue leads the all-time series 2-0.

Series History:

L - Purdue 82, Boston College 54 (December 28, 1978 in Honolulu, Hawaii)
L - Purdue 71, Boston College 64 (November 26, 2008 in New York)

Trends: Boston College has a 6-1 record in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge with their only loss coming to Penn State in 2011. BC played two overtime games in November for the first time in program history. Purdue is an even 6-6 in 12 Challenge contests but has won four straight. The two teams have faced one another twice previously but never on either's home court.

Purdue's 2012-2013 Record: 16-18 (8-10 Big Ten)

Purdue's Probable Starters:

G - Ronnie Johnson (So.) - 6-0, 178 lbs., Indianapolis, Ind. - 12.8 PPG, 3.0 RPG, 3.9 APG
G - Terone Johnson (Sr.) - 6-4, 198 lbs., Indianapolis, Ind. - 12.6 PPG, 2.9 RPG, 2.1 APG
F - Basil Smotherman (Fr.) - 6-5, 222 lbs., Indianapolis, Ind. - 5.3 PPG, 3.5 RPG, 0.5 APG
F - Errick Peck (Sr.) - 6-6, 223 lbs., Indianapolis, Ind. - 6.3 PPG, 5.4 RPG, 1.6 APG
F - Jay Simpson (Fr.) - 6-10, 250 lbs., Champaign, Ill. - 7.3 PPG, 5.0 RPG, 0.6 APG

Boston College's Last Game Starters:

G - Joe Rahon (So.) - 6-2, 192 lbs., San Diego, Calif. - 13.4 PPG, 3.9 RPG, 2.4 APG
G - Olivier Hanlan (So.) - 6-4, 181 lbs., Alymar, Quebec - 21.7 PPG, 3.4 RPG, 3.4 APG
F - Alex Dragicevich (Jr.) - 6-7, 207 lbs., Glenbrook, Ill. - 6.0 PPG, 2.6 RPG, 1.3 APG
F - Ryan Anderson (Jr.) - 6-8, 219 lbs., Lakewood, Calif. - 19.0 PPG, 7.1 RPG, 1.6 APG
F - Will Magarity (Fr.) - 6-11, 227 lbs., Stockholm, Sweden - 3.3 PPG, 1.7 RPG, 1.1 APG

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

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