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2011-12 Boston College Basketball: Saint Louis Game Thread (2:00 PM, ESPNU)

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Boston College Eagles (1-2, 0-0 ACC) vs. Saint Louis Billikens (3-0, 0-0)

What: 2011 76 Classic
Time: 2:00 PM EST
Date: Thursday, November 24, 2011
Place: Anaheim, Ca.
Arena: Anaheim Convention Center
Capacity: 9,100

TV: ESPNU
Radio: WEEI (93.7 FM/850 AM) and Sirius/XM 91
Radio Announcers: Jim Rose, Malcolm Huckaby
Internet Audio: BCEagles.com
Line: Boston College +17.5

Last Time Out: The Eagles are coming off an 82-46 loss against UMass to fall to 1-2 on the year.

Series: Boston College and Saint Louis have met twice. All-time series tied at 1-1.
First Meeting: Boston College 61, Saint Louis 39 (December 4, 2007)
Last Meeting: Saint Louis 53, Boston College 50 (November 22, 2008)

Trends: Saint Louis is 3-0 on the year with an average margin of victory of 22 points. The Billikens are also holding opponents to just 47.7 points per game. Saint Louis coach Rick Majerus is 72-61 in his fifth year with the program. BC is coming off back-to-back losses to Holy Cross and UMass. This is the first time BC and Saint Louis have met on a neutral court.

Saint Louis' 2010-2011 Record: 12-19 (6-10 Atlantic 10)

Saint Louis' Probable Starters:

G - Kwamain Mitchell (Jr.) - 5-10, 175 lbs., Milwaukee, Wi. - 12.0 PPG, 5.0 APG, 4.0 RPG
G - Kyle Cassity (Sr.) - 6-4, 200 lbs., Tamaroa, Il. - 7.3 PPG, 3.0 APG, 2.3 RPG
F - Dwayne Evans (So.) - 6-5, 220 lbs., Bolingbrook, Il. - 3.7 PPG, 0.0 APG, 4.3 RPG
F - Brian Conklin (Sr.) - 6-6, 235 lbs., Eugene, Or. - 16.7 PPG, 0.7 APG, 4.3 RPG
F - Rob Loe (So.) - 6-11, 240 lbs., Auckland, New Zealand - 4.3 PPG, 1.0 APG, 1.7 RPG

Boston College's Projected Starters:

G - John Cahill (Grad) - 6-1, 170 lbs., Albany, N.Y. - 5.3 PPG, 1.3 APG, 1.3 RPG
G - Matt Humphrey (Jr.) - 6-5, 192 lbs., Chicago, Ill. - 10.3 PPG, 1.3 APG, 4.0 RPG
G - Patrick Heckmann (Fr.) - 6-5, 196 lbs., Mainz, Germany - 15.0 PPG, 2.0 APG, 6.5 RPG
F - Ryan Anderson (Fr.) - 6-8, 217 lbs., Lakewood, Ca. - 10.0 PPG, 0.7 APG, 6.0 RPG
C - Dennis Clifford (Fr.) - 7-0, 241 lbs., Bridgewater, Ma. - 9.0 PPG, 1.3 APG, 6.0 RPG

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

Go Eagles!