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Boston College and Georgia Tech will kick off the 60th annual Atlantic Coast Conference Basketball Tournament on Thursday at noon inside the Greensboro Coliseum. The game will be aired on ESPNU, the ACC Network and WEEI Radio (850 AM).
What: 60th ACC Tournament First Round
Time: Noon Eastern
Date: Thursday, March 14, 2013
Place: Greensboro, N.C.
Arena: Greensboro Coliseum
TV: ACC Network / ESPNU
TV Announcers: Tim Brant, Mike Gminski, Debbie Antonelli (ACC Network); Dave O'Brien, Doris Burke, Allison Williams (ESPNU)
Radio: WEEI (850 AM)
Radio Announcers: Jon Meterparel, Danya Abrams
Line: Boston College +1
Last Time Out: BC and Georgia Tech met last Saturday in the regular season finale with the Eagles winning, 74-72.
Series: Boston College and Georgia Tech have met 16 times. Georgia Tech leads the all-time series 9-7.
Last Meeting: Boston College 74, Georgia Tech 72 (March 9, 2013)
This will be the first time that the two sides will meet in the ACC Tournament.
Last Five Meetings:
W - Boston College 74, Georgia Tech 72 (March 9, 2013)
W - Boston College 56, Georgia Tech 52 (February 29, 2012)
L - Georgia Tech 51, Boston College 47 (February 4, 2012)
W - Boston College 86, Georgia Tech 75 (January 8, 2011)
L - Georgia Tech 73, Boston College 68 (February 27, 2010)
Trends: BC has won its last three games and four of its last six overall. The Eagles and Duke are the only teams in the conference to enter the tournament on three-game win streaks. Georgia Tech has lost two of its last three outings. BC has a slight 6-5 edge in meetings since BC joined the ACC in 2005-06. The last three meetings have been decided by an average of 3.3 points. Boston College is 6-7 all-time in the ACC Tournament.
Georgia Tech's 2011-2012 Record: 11-20 (4-12 ACC)
Georgia Tech's Probable Starters:
G - Mfon Udofia (Sr.) - 6-2, 195 lbs., Stone Mountain, Ga. - 8.3 PPG, 2.9 APG, 2.7 RPG
G - Chris Bolden (Fr.) - 6-3, 209 lbs., Tifton, Ga. - 7.4 PPG, 1.3 APG, 2.1 RPG
G-F - Marcus Georges-Hunt (Fr.) - 6-5, 218 lbs., College Park, Ga. - 10.4 PPG, 1.5 APG, 4.7 RPG
F - Robert Carter (Fr.) - 6-8, 245 lbs., Thomasville, Ga. - 10.0 PPG, 0.9 APG, 6.6 RPG
C - Daniel Miller (Jr.) - 6-11, 257 lbs., Loganville, Ga. - 8.5 PPG, 2.1 APG, 6.7 RPG
Boston College's Last Game Starters:
G - Olivier Hanlan (Fr.) - 6-4, 188 lbs., Aylmer, Quebec - 14.6 PPG, 2.4 APG, 4.2 RPG
G - Joe Rahon (Fr.) - 6-2, 195 lbs., San Diego, Ca. - 10.1 PPG, 3.6 APG, 3.3 RPG
G - Patrick Heckmann (So.) - 6-5, 205 lbs., Mainz, Germany - 7.7 PPG, 1.4 APG, 2.4 RPG
F - Eddie Odio (So.) - 6-7, 205 lbs., Miami, Fla. - 4.3 PPG, 0.5 APG, 3.2 RPG
F - Ryan Anderson (So.) - 6-8, 220 lbs., Lakewood, Ca. - 15.1 PPG, 1.5 APG, 8.1 RPG
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