2013-14 Boston College Basketball: Pittsburgh Game Thread (8:00 PM, ACC Network/ESPN3)

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After a short two-game road swing, Boston College returns home to take on Pittsburgh on Wednesday night at 8 p.m.

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Pittsburgh Panthers (20-7, 8-6 ACC) vs. Boston College Eagles (7-20, 3-11 ACC)

Time: 8 PM
Date:
Wednesday, February 26, 2014
Place:
Chestnut Hill, Ma.
Arena: Conte Forum
Capacity: 8,606

TV: ACC Network / ESPN3
Announcers: Tom Werme (play-by-play), Cory Alexander (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 #PITTvsBC

Line: Boston College +6.5

Last Time Out: The Eagles fell to Miami 69-42 to fall to 7-20, 3-11 ACC on the year.

Series: Boston College and Pittsburgh have met 46 times. Pittsburgh leads the all-time series 28-18.
First Meeting: Pittsburgh 76, Boston College 66 (December 18, 1959)
Last Meeting at Conte Forum: Pittsburgh 72, Boston College 50 (February 28, 2005)

Last Five Meetings:

L - Pittsburgh 72, Boston College 50 (February 28, 2005)
L - Pittsburgh 62, Boston College 53 (March 12, 2004)
L - Pittsburgh 68, Boston College 58 (January 28, 2004)
L - Pittsburgh 61, Boston College 48 (March 14, 2003)
L - Pittsburgh 76, Boston College 62 (March 7, 2002)

Trends: BC has lost six straight to Pitt and is 1-9 in its last 10 vs. the Panthers. The Eagles are 4-7 at home this season but just 2-10 on the road. Pittsburgh has lost five of its last seven games and three straight. BC has lost six of its last seven outings. Donahue has never faced Pitt.

Pittsburgh's 2012-2013 Record: 24-9 (12-6 Big East), NCAA Tournament 2nd Round

Pittsburgh's Probable Starters:

G - Cameron Wright (Jr.) - 6-4, 205 lbs., Cleveland, Oh. - 10.8 PPG, 3.3 RPG, 2.7 APG
G - James Robinson (So.) - 6-3, 200 lbs., Mitchellville, Md. - 8.2 PPG, 2.9 RPG, 3.9 APG
F - Michael Young (Fr.) - 6-8, 245 lbs., Duquesne, Pa. - 5.8 PPG, 4.6 RPG, 1.0 APG
F - Lamar Patterson (Sr.) - 6-5, 225 lbs., Lancaster, Pa. - 17.2 PPG, 4.6 RPG, 4.4 APG
C - Talib Zanna (Sr.) - 6-9, 230 lbs., Nigeria - 12.2 PPG, 8.1 RPG, 0.4 APG

Boston College's Last Game Starters:

G - Olivier Hanlan (So.) - 6-4, 181 lbs., Aylmer, Quebec - 18.0 PPG, 3.6 RPG, 2.9 APG
G - Joe Rahon (So.) - 6-2, 192 lbs., San Diego, Ca. - 9.5 PPG, 3.4 RPG, 3.2 APG
G - Lonnie Jackson (Jr.) - 6-3, 178 lbs., Valencia, Ca. - 7.5 PPG, 2.5 RPG, 1.8 APG
F - Patrick Heckmann (Jr.) - 6-5, 211 lbs., Mainz, Germany - 4.8 PPG, 1.7 RPG, 0.8 APG
F - Ryan Anderson (Jr.) - 6-8, 219 lbs., Lakewood, Ca. - 14.3 PPG, 7.3 RPG, 1.5 APG

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

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