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Opening Round ACC Tournament Open Thread: Boston College vs. Virginia

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#8 Boston College Eagles (15-15, 6-10 ACC) vs. #9 Virginia Cavaliers (14-15, 5-11 ACC)

What: ACC Men's Basketball Tournament First-Round
Time:
12:00 EST
Date:
Thursday, Mar. 11, 2010
Place:
Greensboro Coliseum (cap. 23,500), Greensboro, N.C.
TV:
Raycom

BC's ACC Men's Basketball Tournament History

SB Nation ACC Tournament Story Stream

The Line: BC -4.5

Last Time Out: N.C. State defeated BC 66-54 as the Eagles fell to 15-15, 6-10 ACC.


Series: Virginia leads the all-time series 6-4.
Last Meeting: Boston College 68, Virginia 55 (Mar. 3, 2010)
This is the first meeting between the Eagles and Cavaliers in the ACC Tournament.

Trends: After getting off to a fast start in conference play (3-0), Virginia has dropped 11 of 13 and goes into the ACC Tournament on a 9 game losing streak. BC is 5-4 all-time in the ACC Tournament.

Virginia's 2008-2009 Record: 10-18 (4-12 ACC)

Probable Starters:

  • G - Sammy Zeglinski (So.) - 6'0", 180 lbs., Philadelphia, Pa. - 8.8 PPG, 3.8 RPG
  • G - Jeff Jones (Jr.) - 6'4", 190 lbs., Chester, Pa. - 6.8 PPG, 1.2 RPG
  • G - Mustapha Farrakhan (Jr.) - 6'4", 175 lbs., Harvey, Il. - 6.3 PPG, 1.6 RPG
  • F - Mike Scott (Jr.) - 6'8", 239 lbs., Chesapeake, Va. - 11.9 PPG, 6.8 RPG
  • F/C - Jerome Meyinsse (Sr.) - 6'9", 233 lbs., Baton Rouge, La. - 6.3 PPG, 4.1 RPG

It's time for the ACC men's basketball tournament. The Eagles and Cavaliers kick off the day's action at noon, playing for the right to move on to face #1 seeded Duke Blue Devils. Our full game preview is posted over at SB Nation under the story stream.

The rest of the schedule for today (all times approximate):

(5) Wake Forest vs. (12) Miami - 2:00 PM ET (Raycom)
(7) Georgia Tech vs. (10) North Carolina - 7:00 PM ET (ESPN2)
(6) Clemson vs. (11) N.C. State - 9:00 PM ET (Raycom)

Leave your thoughts on the BC game and the rest of the day's action below.

Go Eagles!