2013-14 Boston College Basketball: Miami Game Thread (Noon, ACC Network / ESPN3)

Rich Barnes

Boston College is back on the road after taking down previously undefeated #1/1 Syracuse on Wednesday night at the Carrier Dome. This time it travels to Coral Gables to face Miami on Saturday afternoon at the BankUnited Center.

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Boston College Eagles (7-19, 3-10 ACC) vs. Miami Hurricanes (13-13, 4-9 ACC)

Time: Noon Eastern
Date:
Saturday, February 22, 2014
Place:
Coral Gables, Fla.
Arena: University of Miami BankUnited Center
Capacity: 7,972

TV: ACC Network / ESPN3
Announcers: Mike Hogewood (play-by-play), Debbie Antonelli (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 #BCvsUM

Line: Boston College +5.5

Last Time Out: The Eagles upset #1 Syracuse 62-59 in overtime to improve to 7-19 on the year.

Series: Boston College and Miami have met 42 times. Boston College leads the all-time series 24-18.
First Meeting: Miami 72, Boston College 69 (December 4, 1962)
Last Meeting: Miami 69, Boston College 58 (March 15, 2013)
Last Meeting at BankUnited Center: Miami 72, Boston College 50 (February 5, 2013)

Last Five Meetings:

L - Miami 69, Boston College 58 (March 15, 2013)
L - Miami 72, Boston College 50 (February 5, 2013)
L - Miami 60, Boston College 59 (January 16, 2013)
L - Miami 77, Boston College 56 (March 3, 2012)
L - Miami 76, Boston College 54 (January 29, 2012)

Trends: After jumping out to a 24-11 record in the all-time series, the Eagles have lost seven straight to the Hurricanes. Steve Donahue is 0-7 all-time vs. Miami. BC has had some success vs. the Canes on the road, posting a 11-9 record playing in Miami. The Hurricanes are 6-8 at home this season. BC is 2-9 on the road.

Miami's 2012-2013 Record: 29-7 (15-3 ACC), NCAA Tournament Sweet 16

Miami's Probable Starters:

G - Garrius Adams (Sr.) - 6-6, 200 lbs., Apex, N.C. - 10.2 PPG, 4.7 RPG, 3.0 APG
G - Rion Brown (Sr.) - 6-6, 211 lbs., Hinesville, Ga. - 14.7 PPG, 6.4 RPG, 2.3 APG
F - Erik Swoope (Sr.) - 6-5, 220 lbs., Lake Elsinore, Ca. - 2.8 PPG, 2.0 RPG, 0.3 APG
F - Raphael Akpejiori (Sr.) - 6-9, 241 lbs., Lagos, Nigeria - 0.9 PPG, 1.7 RPG, 0.0 APG
F - Donnavan Kirk (Sr.) - 6-9, 228 lbs., Pontiac, Mich. - 8.6 PPG, 5.6 RPG, 0.2 APG

Boston College's Last Game Starters:

G - Olivier Hanlan (So.) - 6-4, 181 lbs., Aylmer, Quebec - 18.2 PPG, 3.5 RPG, 2.9 APG
G - Joe Rahon (So.) - 6-2, 192 lbs., San Diego, Ca. - 9.7 PPG, 3.5 RPG, 3.3 APG
G - Lonnie Jackson (Jr.) - 6-3, 178 lbs., Valencia, Ca. - 7.7 PPG, 2.3 RPG, 1.9 APG
F - Eddie Odio (Jr.) - 6-8, 209 lbs., Miami, Fla. - 4.7 PPG, 3.4 RPG, 0.9 APG
F - Ryan Anderson (Jr.) - 6-8, 219 lbs., Lakewood, Ca. - 14.6 PPG, 7.3 RPG, 1.5 APG

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

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