2013-14 Boston College Basketball: #1 Syracuse Game Thread (7:00 PM, ESPN2)

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Boston College heads to the Carrier Dome on Wednesday night for the first time since 2004 to take on #1/1 Syracuse at 7 p.m. on ESPN2.

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Boston College Eagles (6-19, 2-10 ACC) vs. #1 Syracuse Orange (25-0, 12-0 ACC)

Time: 7:00 PM
Date:
Wednesday, February 19, 2014
Place:
Syracuse, N.Y.
Arena: Carrier Dome
Capacity: 49,262

TV: ESPN2
Announcers: Bob Wischusen (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: Boston College +14

Last Time Out: Boston College is coming off a 73-69 loss to Notre Dame to fall to 6-19, 2-10 ACC on the year.

Series: Boston College and Syracuse have met 64 times. Syracuse leads the all-time series 41-23.
First Meeting: Syracuse 78, Boston College 71 (January 30, 1959)
Last Meeting: Syracuse 69, Boston College 59 (January 13, 2014)
Last Meeting at the Dome: Syracuse 96, Boston College 73 (January 10, 2004)

Last Five Meetings:

L - Syracuse 69, Boston College 59 (January 13, 2014)
W - Boston College 65, Syracuse 60 (February 19, 2005)
W - Boston College 57, Syracuse 54 (March 11, 2004 at Madison Square Garden)
L - Syracuse 96, Boston College 73 (January 10, 2004)
L - Syracuse 82, Boston College 74 (January 11, 2003)

Trends: Boston College is 1-9 in road games this season. Syracuse is one of two undefeated teams remaining along with #3/3 Wichita State. The Eagles are 9-20 all-time vs. Syracuse on the road. Steve Donahue is 0-8 all-time vs. Syracuse.

Syracuse's 2012-2013 Record: 30-10 (11-7 Big East)

Syracuse's Probable Starters:

G - Tyler Ennis (Fr.) - 6-2, 180 lbs., Brampton, Ont. - 11.8 PPG, 3.2 RPG, 5.6 APG
G - Trevor Cooney (So.) - 6-4, 195 lbs., Wilmington, Del. - 13.6 PPG, 2.0 RPG, 1.4 APG
F - Jerami Grant (So.) - 6-8, 210 lbs., Hyattsville, Md. - 12.5 PPG, 7.2 RPG, 1.4 APG
F - C.J. Fair (Sr.) - 6-8, 215 lbs., Baltimore, Md. - 16.5 PPG, 5.8 RPG, 1.4 APG
F - Rakeem Christmas (Jr.) - 6-9, 250 lbs., Philadelphia, Pa. - 5.9 PPG, 4.7 RPG, 0.7 APG

Boston College's Last Game Starters:

G - Olivier Hanlan (So.) - 6-4, 181 lbs., Alymer, Quebec - 18.2 PPG, 3.6 RPG, 2.9 APG
G - Joe Rahon (So.) - 6-2, 192 lbs., San Diego, Calif. - 9.8 PPG, 3.5 RPG, 3.3 APG
F - Garland Owens (Fr.) - 6-5, 202 lbs., Gaithersburg, Md. - 3.6 PPG, 1.8 RPG, 0.5 APG
F - Ryan Anderson (Jr.) - 6-8, 219 lbs., Lakewood, Calif. - 14.8 PPG, 7.1 RPG, 1.4 APG
F - Will Magarity (Fr.) - 6-11, 227 lbs., Stockholm, Sweden - 2.7 PPG, 1.4 RPG, 0.5 APG

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

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