2013-14 Boston College Basketball: #11/#11 Duke Game Thread (6:00 PM, ESPN)

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The Eagles and Blue Devils hook up at Conte Forum because the schedule makers said so.

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#11/#11 Duke Blue Devils (18-5, 7-3 ACC) vs. Boston College Eagles (6-16, 2-7 ACC)

Time: 6:00 PM Eastern
Date:
Saturday, February 8, 2014
Place:
Chestnut Hill, Mass.
Arena: Conte Forum
Capacity: 8,606

TV: ESPN
Announcers: Dave O'Brien (play-by-play), Doris Burke (color)
Radio: WEEI (850 AM), bceagles.com
Radio Announcers: Jon Meterparel (play-by-play), Danya Abrams (color)
BC Basketball Twitter News Feed: @BCHoopsNews
Join the Conversation on Twitter: #DUKEvsBC #BCHoops

Line: Boston College +10

Last Time Out: The Eagles lost to Virginia 77-67 on Wednesday to fall to 6-16, 2-7 ACC on the year.

Series: Boston College and Duke have met 18 times. Duke leads the all-time series 16-2.
First Meeting: Duke 70, Boston College 64 (OT) (December 21, 1979)
Last Meeting: Duke 89, Boston College 68 (February 24, 2013)
Last Meeting at Conte: Duke 62, Boston College 61 (February 10, 2013)

Last Five Meetings:

L - Duke 89, Boston College 68 (February 24, 2013)
L - Duke 62, Boston College 61 (February 10, 2013)
L - Duke 75, Boston College 50 (February 19, 2012)
L - Duke 84, Boston College 68 (January 27, 2011)
L - Duke 66, Boston College 63 (February 6, 2010)

Trends: The Eagles have lost seven straight vs. the Blue Devils and are 1-9 in its last 10. BC is 1-6 vs. Duke all-time at home. Steve Donahue is 0-5 vs. Duke. Duke is 2-3 on the road this year and one of BC's two wins against the Blue Devils has come at home. BC is 4-5 at home on the year.

Duke's 2012-2013 Record: 30-6 (14-4 ACC), NCAA Tournament Elite 8

Duke's Probable Starters:

G - Tyler Thornton (Sr.) - 6-2, 190 lbs., Washington, D.C. - 3.1 PPG, 1.8 RPG, 2.0 APG
G - Rasheed Sulaimon (So.) - 6-4, 190 lbs., Houston, Tex. - 9.1 PPG, 2.3 RPG, 2.4 APG
F - Jabari Parker (Fr.) - 6-8, 235 lbs., Chicago, Ill. - 18.7 PPG, 8.2 RPG, 1.3 APG
F - Rodney Hood (So.) - 6-8, 215 lbs., Meridian, Miss. - 16.9 PPG, 4.5 RPG, 2.1 APG
F - Amile Jefferson (So.) - 6-9, 210 lbs., Philadelphia, Pa. - 6.9 PPG, 6.8 RPG, 1.1 APG

Boston College's Last Game Starters:

G - Olivier Hanlan (So.) - 6-4, 181 lbs., Aylmer, Quebec - 17.7 PPG, 3.7 RPG, 2.9 APG
G - Joe Rahon (So.) - 6-2, 192 lbs., San Diego, Ca. - 9.5 PPG, 3.7 RPG, 3.3 APG
G - Lonnie Jackson (Jr.) - 6-3, 178 lbs., Valencia, Ca. - 7.7 PPG, 2.5 RPG, 2.0 APG
F - Eddie Odio (Jr.) - 6-7, 213 lbs., Miami, Fla. - 4.9 PPG, 3.0 RPG, 0.8 APG
F - Ryan Anderson (Jr.) - 6-8, 219 lbs., Lakewood, Ca. - 15.2 PPG, 7.1 RPG, 1.2 APG

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Go Eagles!

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