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

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Harvard Crimson (6-2, 0-0 Ivy League) at Boston College Eagles (6-2, 1-0 ACC)

Time: 7:00 EST
Date: Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2009
Place: Silvio O. Conte Forum, Chestnut Hill, Ma.
TV: Nope

The Line: Boston College -12

Last Time Out: Boston College defeated Miami 61-60 to move to 6-2, 1-0 ACC on the season.

Series: Boston College leads the all-time series 31-10.
Last Meeting at BC: [REDACTED]

Harvard's 2008-2009 Record: 14-14 (6-8 Ivy League), tied 6th in conference

Probable Starters:

  • G - Jeremy Lin (Sr.) - 6'3", 200 lbs., Palo Alto, Ca. - 17.8 PPG, 5.6 RPG
  • G - Christian Webster (Fr.) - 6'5", 205 lbs., Washington, D.C. - 7.0 PPG, 3.0 RPG
  • G - Oliver McNally (So.) - 6'3", 180 lbs., Ross, Ca. - 9.4 PPG, 2.4 RPG
  • F - Keith Wright (So.) - 6'8", 240 lbs., Suffolk, Va. - 9.9 PPG, 4.2 RPG
  • F - Doug Miller (Sr.) - 6'8", 230 lbs., Winchester, Ma. - 3.5 PPG, 2.1 RPG

About Harvard:

Eagles fans may remember this guy. This is the guy that lit up the Eagles to the tune of 27 points, 8 assists, 6 steals, 3 rebounds and 2 blocks in a 82-70 upset win over BC last year. Lin has kept it rolling this year, scoring probably the basket of the year so far this season (go to 1:14, it's top play #6). That shot gave Harvard a 87-85 triple overtime win over William & Mary. Harvard is in the middle of a tough three game road stretch that started with UConn on Sunday and includes trips to BC and Georgetown. On Sunday, Harvard nearly knocked off a ranked UConn team, falling to the Huskies 79-73. Lin scored 30 points and registered 9 rebounds in a losing effort. Lin is a big reason why Harvard is hopeful they can win the Ivy League and make the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 1945-1946.

About Boston College:

The Eagles finished off their tough stretch of non-conference games strong, sweeping the Providence-Michigan-Miami trio without the services of star Rakim Sanders. Sanders will likely return for the Rhode Island game this Sunday, so this is likely the last game BC will be without him. Reggie Jackson has filled in well for the injured Sanders, pacing the Eagles with 18 points and 9 rebounds in the win over Miami.

The Eagles will need to get Joe Trapani going in this game if they hope to avoid another Harvard letdown. Trapani went a mere 1 of 13 from the floor against Miami, his worst shooting performance in a BC uniform. BC should dominate down low and on the glass. If BC can limit Lin on offense, they should cruise to victory.

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Go Eagles!