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2009-2010 Boston College Men's Basketball: Providence Game Thread

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Boston College Eagles (3-2, 0-0 ACC) at Providence Friars (4-1, 0-0 Big East)

Time: 7:00 EST
Date: Saturday, Nov. 28, 2009
Place: Dunkin Donuts Center (12,410), Providence, R.I.
TV: Cox

Series: Providence leads the all-time series 57-46.
Last Meeting: Boston College 81, Providence 76 (Dec. 20, 2008)
Last Meeting at Providence: Providence 73, Boston College 64 (Nov. 22, 2006)

Providence's 2008-2009 Record: 19-14 (10-8), tied 7th Big East
Probable Starters (2009-2010 statistics):

  • G - Brian McKenzie (Jr.) - 6'4", 205 lbs., Brooklyn, N.Y. - 8.4 PPG, 3.6 RPG
    G - Vincent Council (Fr.) - 6'2", 180 lbs., Brooklyn, N.Y. - 6.4 PPG, 3.6 RPG
  • G/F - Marshon Brooks (Jr.) - 6'5", 190 lbs., Stone Mountain, Ga. - 19.4 PPG, 5.6 RPG
    F - Jamine Peterson (So.) - 6'6", 230 lbs., Brooklyn, N.Y. - 16.6 PPG, 10.4 RPG
    F/C - Bilal Dixon (Fr.) - 6'8", 228 lbs., Jersey City, N.J. - 7.4 PPG, 7.0 RPG

The Eagles men's basketball team renews ties with their old Big East rivals Providence Friars in a key non-conference matchup. The Eagles come limping into this game with a record of 3-2, losing the 4th vs. 5th place game in the Paradise Jam to Northern Iowa 81-69. Corey Raji led all scorers with 18 points.

Providence comes into this game with a record of 4-1. The Friars are coming off a win over the Vermont in a game in which they hung 102 points on the Catamounts. Providence is averaging 86.4 points per game this season and giving up 68.6 points per game. Keep your eye on Friar G/F Marshon Brooks, who is averaging a gaudy 19.4 points per game through 5 games.

Go Eagles!