2013-14 Boston College Basketball: Harvard Game Thread (4:00 PM, Ivy League Digital Network)

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Boston College will take on local rival Harvard on New Year's Day at 4 p.m. in Lavietes Pavilion.

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Boston College Eagles (4-9, 0-1 ACC) vs. Harvard Crimson (11-1, 0-0 Ivy League)

Time: 4:00 PM
Wednesday, January 1, 2014
Allston, Mass.
Arena: Lavietes Pavilion
Capacity: 2,195

TV: Ivy League Digital Network
Announcers: Scott Sudikoff (play-by-play), Ben Altsher (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 #BCvsHARV

Line: Boston College +9

Last Time Out: Boston College lost to VCU, 69-50, on Saturday night at the Barclays Center as part of the BROOKLYN HOOPS Winter Festival.

Series: BC and Harvard have met 46 times. Boston College leads the all-time series 32-14.
First Meeting: Harvard 42, Boston College 6 (January 15, 1906)
Last Meeting: Harvard 79, Boston College 63 (December 4, 2012)
Last Meeting at Lavietes Pavilion: Boston College 98, Harvard 59 (December 7, 1991)

Last Five Games:

L - Harvard 79, Boston College 63 (December 4, 2012)
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)

Trends: BC is 14-4 all-time in Lavietes Pavilion. Harvard has won each of the last five meetings between the two sides, including a 79-63 decision last December in Conte Forum. The Eagles went 1-5 in the month of December and most recently lost to VCU in the Barclays Center, 69-50, on Saturday. Harvard has started the year 11-1 and has won seven in a row. Its only loss came at Colorado in late November.

Harvard's 2012-2013 Record: 20-10 (11-3 Ivy), NCAA Tournament third round

Harvard's Probable Starters:

G - Siyani Chambers (So.) - 6-0, 170 lbs., Golden Valley, Minn. - 12.3 PPG, 2.4 RPG, 5.1 APG
G - Wesley Saunders (Jr.) - 6-5, 215 lbs., Los Angeles, Calif. - 15.1 PPG, 5.3 RPG, 4.0 APG
G - Laurent Rivard (Sr.) - 6-5, 215 lbs., Saint-Bruno, P.Q. - 8.9 PPG, 2.9 RPG, 0.9 APG
F - Steve Moundou-Missi (Jr.) - 6-7, 225 lbs., Yaounde, Cameroon - 9.9 PPG, 6.3 RPG, 0.7 APG
F - Kyle Casey (Sr.) - 6-7, 225 lbs., Medway, Mass. - 6-7, 11.8 PPG, 6.0 RPG, 1.8 APG

Boston College's Last Game Starters:

G - Olivier Hanlan (So.) - 6-4, 181 lbs., Alymer, Quebec - 19.8 PPG, 4.3 RPG, 3.3 APG
G - Joe Rahon (So.) - 6-2, 192 lbs., San Diego, Calif. - 9.5 PPG, 3.6 RPG, 2.8 APG
F - Alex Dragicevich (Jr.) - 6-7, 207 lbs., Glenbrook, Ill. - 5.9 PPG, 2.2 RPG, 1.1 APG
F - Ryan Anderson (Jr.) - 6-8, 219 lbs., Lakewood, Calif. - 16.2 PPG, 7.1 RPG, 1.4 APG
F - Patrick Heckmann (Jr.) - 6-5, 211 lbs., Mainz, Germany - 3.8 PPG, 1.8 RPG, 0.8 APG

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

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