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

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Boston College Eagles (12-12, 3-7 ACC) at Florida St. Seminoles (17-7, 5-5 ACC)

Time: 7:30 EST
Date: Sunday, Feb. 14, 2010
Place: Donald L. Tucker Center (capacity 13,800), Tallahassee, Fl.
TV: FSN
Opponent's Site: Tomahawk Nation

The Line: Florida State -8.5

Last Time Out: Boston College lost, again. This time losing to Wake Forest 92-85 to drop to .500 overall, 12-12 (3-7 ACC).


Series: BC leads the all-time series 4-2.
Last Meeting: Florida State 61, Boston College 57 (Jan. 30, 2010)
Last Meeting at Tucker Center: Boston College 66, Florida State 63 (Feb. 23, 2008)

Trends: The Eagles have lost three straight and 7 of their last 9 games. BC is 1-1 all time at the Tucker Center. After starting the season 13-2, FSU has only won four of its last nine games. FSU is 5-14 against the spread.

Florida State's 2008-2009 Record: 25-10 (10-6 ACC), first round NCAA Tournament loss to Wisconsin

Probable Starters:

  • G - Michael Snaer (Fr.) - 6'5", 200 lbs., Moreno Valley, Ca. - 8.6 PPG, 2.7 RPG
  • G - Derwin Kitchen (Jr.) - 6'4", 198 lbs., Jacksonville, Fl. - 8.7 PPG, 4.3 RPG
  • F - Ryan Reid (Sr.) - 6'8", 237 lbs., Lauderdale Lakes, Fl. - 7.0 PPG, 3.9 RPG
  • F - Chris Singleton (So.) - 6'9", 227 lbs., Dunwoody, Ga. - 10.6 PPG, 7.4 RPG
  • C - Solomon Alabi (So.) - 7'1", 251 lbs., Kaduna, Nigeria - 12.7 PPG, 7.0 RPG

The Eagles are back on the road - this time in Tallahassee - as they face the 17-7 Seminoles at the Donald Tucker Center. BC is coming off losses to Duke and Wake Forest, and will return home after this game to face North Carolina and Virginia Tech. If Al Skinner's squad has any hope of making the postseason, this is a crucial game for the Eagles to win.

Florida State is coming off a poor shooting night at Clemson, where they lost 77-67 to fall back to .500 in ACC play. FSU is a half game behind Clemson and in 7th place in the ACC standings. The Seminoles are scoring 70.9 points per game, while giving up 61.8. Sophomore Solomon Alabi leads the way, averaging 12.7 points, 7.0 rebounds and 2.3 blocks per game.

Leave your pre-, in- or post-game thoughts below.

Go Eagles!