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

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Boston College Eagles (12-11, 3-6 ACC) at Wake Forest Demon Deacons (16-5, 6-3 ACC)

Time: 7:00 EST
Date: Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2010
Place: Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum (capacity 14,665), Winston-Salem, N.C.

The Line: Boston College +6.5

Last Time Out: Boston College lost to Duke 66-63 to fall to 12-11 (3-6 ACC) on the season.

Series: Boston College leads the all-time series 7-2.
Last Meeting at Lawrence Joel: Wake Forest 93, Boston College 76 (Feb. 8, 2009)
Trends: After winning the first 7 games in the all-time series between the Eagles and the Deacons, BC dropped both games to Wake Forest last season. After dropping a 78-68 decision to William & Mary at home back on November 28, the Deacons have won 7 straight home games.

Wake Forest's 2008-2009 Record: 24-7 (11-5 ACC), first round NCAA Tournament upset loss to Cleveland

Probable Starters:

  • G - C.J. Harris (Fr.) - 6'2", 175 lbs., Winston-Salem, N.C. - 11.2 PPG, 1.9 RPG
  • G - Ishmael Smith (Sr.) - 6'0", 175 lbs., Concord, N.C. - 13.4 PPG, 4.7 RPG
  • F - L.D. Williams (Sr.) - 6'4", 210 lbs., Yadkinville, N.C. - 8.5 PPG, 5.7 RPG
  • F - Al-Farouq Aminu (So.) - 6'9", 215 lbs., Norcross, Ga. - 16.1 PPG, 11.1 RPG
  • C - Chas McFarland (Sr.) - 7'0", 235 lbs., Lovington, Il. - 7.2 PPG, 7.4 RPG

The Eagles travel to Winston-Salem without their leading scorer and rebounder, Joe Trapani, who didn't travel with the team due to illness. Tonight's game is a case of two teams moving in opposite directions. While BC has been more competitive of late, the Eagles have still lost six of their last eight games. Wake, meanwhile, has won four of its last five, including their most recent 64-61 overtime victory over Virginia.

Wake Forest is led by 6'9" forward Al-Farouq Aminu, averaging 16.1 points per game and 11.1 rebounds per game. Can the Eagles keep this one close, or will the height of the Deacons front court be too much for the shorthanded Eagles to handle?

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

Go Eagles!