2013-14 Boston College Basketball: Notre Dame Game Thread (Noon, ACC Network)

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Boston College will take on Notre Dame for the first time as ACC members when it travels to South Bend on Saturday. This is the first meeting between the programs since 2005.

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Boston College Eagles (6-14, 2-5 ACC) vs. Notre Dame Fighting Irish (11-10, 2-6 ACC)

Time: Noon
Date:
Saturday, February 1, 2014
Place:
South Bend, Ind.
Arena: Purcell Pavilion
Capacity: 9,149

TV: ACC Network / ESPN3
Announcers: Tim Brando (play-by-play), Mike Gminski (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 #BCvsND

Line: Boston College +7

Last Time Out: Boston College pummeled Virginia Tech, 76-52, to improve to 6-14 on the year.

Series: Boston College and Notre Dame have met 21 times. Notre Dame leads the all-time series 11-10.
First Meeting: Notre Dame 74, Boston College 66 (February 7, 1963)
Last Meeting in Purcell Pavilion: Notre Dame 68, Boston College 65 (February 8, 2005)

Last Five Meetings:

L - Notre Dame 68, Boston College 65 (February 8, 2005)
W - Boston College 76, Notre Dame 69 (February 4, 2004)
L - Notre Dame 101, Boston College 96 (OT) (January 25, 2003)
L - Notre Dame 76, Boston College 75 (February 21, 2001)
L - Notre Dame 86, Boston College 77 (January 12, 2000)

Trends: Boston College is 3-7 in South Bend and has lost the last five games there. The Eagles last win in South Bend came in 1997. The Irish have lost six of its last seven -- all in ACC play. Notre Dame is 10-4 at home this year. BC is 1-6 on the road.

Notre Dame's 2012-2013 Record: 25-10 (11-7 Big East)

Notre Dame's Probable Starters:

G - Eric Atkins (Sr.) - 6-2, 182 lbs., Columbia, Md. - 13.8 PPG, 3.0 RPG, 4.9 APG
G-F - Pat Connaughton (Jr.) - 6-5, 214 lbs., Arlington, Ma. - 13.3 PPG, 7.3 RPG, 2.8 APG
G - Steve Vasturia (Fr.) - 6-6, 207 lbs., Medford, N.J. - 3.3 PPG, 2.3 RPG, 0.9 APG
F - Zacu Auguste (So.) - 6-10, 242 lbs., Marlborough, Ma. - 6.4 PPG, 3.7 RPG, 0.4 APG
C - Garrick Sherman (Sr.) - 6-11, 255 lbs., Kenton, Oh. - 14.8 PPG, 8.2 RPG, 0.9 APG

Boston College's Last Game Starters:

G - Olivier Hanlan (So.) - 6-4, 181 lbs., Alymer, Quebec - 18.9 PPG, 3.9 RPG, 3.1 APG
G - Joe Rahon (So.) - 6-2, 192 lbs., San Diego, Calif. - 8.9 PPG, 3.7 RPG, 3.1 APG
G - Lonnie Jackson (Jr.) - 6-3, 178 lbs., Valencia, Calif. - 7.3 PPG, 2.5 RPG, 1.8 APG
F - Eddie Odio (Jr.) - 6-7, 213 lbs., Miami, Fla. - 5.1 PPG, 3.0 RPG, 0.8 APG
F - Ryan Anderson (Jr.) - 6-8, 219 lbs., Lakewood, Calif. - 14.5 PPG, 7.2 RPG, 1.2 APG

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

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