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2011-12 Boston College Basketball: Massachusetts Game Thread (7:00 PM, ESPN3)

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UMass Minutemen (3-0, 0-0 A-10) vs. Boston College Eagles (1-1, 0-0 ACC)

What: 2011 Commonwealth Classic
Time: 7:00 PM EST
Date: Monday, November 21, 2011
Place: Chestnut Hill, Ma.
Arena: Conte Forum
Capacity: 8,606

TV: ESPN3.com
TV Announcers: Eric Frede, Steven Binder
Radio: WEEI (93.7 FM/850 AM)
Radio Announcers: Jon Meterparel, Malcolm Huckaby
Internet Audio: BCEagles.com
Internet Video: BCEagles.com

Line: Boston College +2.5

Last Time Out: The Eagles are coming off of a 86-64 loss at Holy Cross Friday night.

Series: Boston College and UMass have met 44 times. BC leads the all-time series 26-18.
Last Meeting at Conte Forum: Boston College 79, UMass 67 (December 23, 2009)

Last 5 Meetings:

W - Boston College 76, UMass 71 (December 4, 2010)
W - Boston College 79, UMass 67 (December 23, 2009)
W - Boston College 85, UMass 81 (December 6, 2008)
L - UMass 83, Boston College 80 (December 12, 2007)
W - Boston College 84, UMass 73 (December 2, 2006)

Trends: The Eagles are 12-4 in home games against the Minutemen. BC has won 11 of the last 12 meetings dating back to the 1999-2000 season. The lone Eagles' loss in that span came at home on December 12, 2007 - an 83-80 setback.

UMass's 2010-2011 Record: 15-15 (7-9 A-10)

UMass's Projected Starters (2011-11 Stats):

G - Freddie Riley (Jr.) - 6-5, 175 lbs., Ocala, Fl. - 5.3 PPG, 1.0 APG, 2.7 RPG
G - Chaz Williams (So.) - 5-9, 175 lbs., Brooklyn, N.Y. - 17.7 PPG, 9.0 APG, 3.3 RPG
F - Javorn Farrell (Jr.) - 6-5, 180 lbs., Woodbridge, Va. - 12.0 PPG, 2.7 APG, 4.0 RPG
F - Terrell Vinson (Jr.) - 6-7, 205 lbs., Baltimore, Md. - 14.7 PPG, 0.3 APG, 8.3 RPG
C - Sean Carter (Sr.) - 6-9, 225 lbs., Fayetteville, N.C. - 4.0 PPG, 0.3 APG, 2.7 RPG

Boston College's Projected Starters:

G - John Cahill (Grad) - 6-1, 170 lbs., Albany, N.Y. - 8.0 PPG, 2.0 APG, 1.5 RPG
G - Matt Humphrey (Jr.) - 6-5, 192 lbs., Chicago, Ill. - 10.5 PPG, 1.5 APG, 4.5 RPG
G - Patrick Heckmann (Fr.) - 6-5, 196 lbs., Mainz, Germany - 19.0 PPG, 0.0 APG, 8.0 RPG
F - Ryan Anderson (Fr.) - 6-8, 217 lbs., Lakewood, Ca. - 11.0 PPG, 0.5 APG, 6.5 RPG
C - Dennis Clifford (Fr.) - 7-0, 241 lbs., Bridgewater, Ma. - 10.0 PPG, 2.0 APG, 6.0 RPG

Leave your pre-, in- and post-game comments below.

Go Eagles!