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2011-12 Boston College Basketball: Penn State Game Thread (7:15 PM, ESPNU)

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Penn St. Nittany Lions (5-2, 0-0 Big Ten) Boston College Eagles (2-4, 0-0 ACC)

What: 2011 Big Ten/ACC Challenge
Time: 7:15 pm
Date: Wednesday, November 30, 2011
Place: Chestnut Hill, Ma.
Arena: Conte Forum
Capacity: 8,606

TV: ESPNU
TV Announcers: Sean McDonough, Tim Welsh
Radio: WEEI (93.7 FM/850 AM) and Sirius: CH 94; XM; CH 191
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 a 75-57 loss to New Mexico in the 76 Classic fifth place game.

Series: Boston College leads the all-time series 6-5.
First Meeting: Boston College 87, Penn State 58 (December 26, 1967)
Last Meeting at Conte Forum: Boston College 88, Penn State 65 (November 24, 2001)

Last 5 Meetings:

W - Boston College 88, Penn State 65 (November 24, 2001)
L - Penn State 85, Boston College 57 (November 27, 1999)
W - Boston College 74, Penn State 67 (December 29, 1980)
W - Boston College 82, Penn State 71 (January 4, 1975)
W - Boston College 86, Penn State 72 (February 16, 1974)

Trends: Boston College is a perfect 5-0 in the annual Big/Ten ACC Challenge. The ACC is 10-2 all-time in the event, but has lost the last two. BC has a 2-2 record in four games at home against Penn State. Penn State has lost its last four non-conference road games, going 0-2 last year at Mississippi and Virginia Tech. The Nittany Lions started last Saturday's game against St. Joe's shooting 0-for-16.

Penn State's 2010-2011 Record: 19-15 (9-9 Big Ten, NCAA Tournament 2nd Round)

Penn State's Probable Starters:

G - Matt Glover (So.) - 6-4, 210 lbs., Orange, Ca. - 4.6 PPG, 1.0 APG, 3.3 RPG
G - Tim Frazier (Jr.) - 6-1, 170 lbs., Houston, Tx. - 19.1 PPG, 7.1 APG, 6.0 RPG
G - Cammeron Woodyard (Sr.) - 6-5, 210 lbs., Westminster, Md. - 6.7 PPG, 0.2 APG, 4.9 RPG
F - Billy Oliver (Jr.) - 6-8, 230 lbs., Chatham, N.J. - 7.1 PPG, 0.7 APG, 4.6 RPG
F - Sasa Borovnjak (So.) - 6-9, 240 lbs., Belgrade, Serbia - 3.7 PPG, 0.2 APG, 3.6 RPG

Boston College's Projected Starters:

G - Gabriel Moton (So.) - 6-1, 177 lbs., St. Petersburg, Fl. - 2.7 PPG, 1.0 APG, 2.8 RPG
G - Matt Humphrey (Jr.) - 6-5, 192 lbs., Chicago, Ill. - 11.0 PPG, 1.2 APG, 3.3 RPG
G - Patrick Heckmann (Fr.) - 6-5, 196 lbs., Mainz, Germany - 13.8 PPG, 1.8 APG, 4.0 RPG
F - Ryan Anderson (Fr.) - 6-8, 217 lbs., Lakewood, Ca. - 8.2 PPG, 1.2 APG, 5.7 RPG
C - KC Caudill (Fr.) - 6-10, 279 lbs., Brea, Ca. - 3.8 PPG, 0.5 APG, 1.2 RPG

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

Go Eagles!