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

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Boston College Eagles (2-6, 0-0 ACC) vs. Providence Friars (7-2, 0-0 Big East)

Time: 7:00 PM
Date: Thursday, December 8, 2011
Place: Providence, R.I.
Arena: Dunkin' Donuts Center
Capacity: 13,106

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

Line: Providence -13

Last Time Out: The Eagles fell to Boston U. 75-61 to fall to 2-6 on the year.

Series: BC and PC have met 105 times. Providence leads the all-time series 57-48.
Last Meeting: Boston College 88, Providence 86 (December 8, 2010)
Last Meeting at the Dunk: Boston College 82, Providence 77 (November 28, 2009)

Last Five Meetings:

W - Boston College 88, Providence 86 (December 8, 2010)
W - Boston College 82, Providence 77 (November 28, 2009)
W - Boston College 81, Providence 76 (December 20, 2008)
L - Providence 98, Boston College 89 (December 1, 2007)
L - Providence 73, Boston College 64 (November 22, 2006)

Trends: Providence has won three straight and is 5-0 at home this season. This marks the 106th meeting between the two programs - the second-most played series for BC after Holy Cross. The teams have met every season since 1953-54 but did not play in 2005-06. BC has won the last three games.

Providence's 2010-2011 Record: 15-17 (4-14 Big East)

Providence's Probable Starters:

G - Gerard Coleman (So.) - 6-4, 180 lbs., Boston, Ma. - 16.1 PPG, 2.7 APG, 6.3 RPG
G - Bryce Cotton (So.) - 6-1, 165 lbs., Tucson, Az. - 14.9 PPG, 2.3 APG, 2.7 RPG
G - Vincent Council (Jr.) - 6-2, 180 lbs., Brooklyn, N.Y. - 18.1 PPG, 6.3 APG, 4.1 RPG
F - LaDontae Henton (Fr.) - 6-6, 220 lbs., Lansing, Mi. - 13.0 PPG, 1.0 APG, 8.2 RPG
F - Ron Giplaye (So.) - 6-6, 230 lbs., Lowell, Ma. - 2.1 PPG, 0.1 APG, 2.6 RPG

Boston College's Projected Starters:

G - Gabriel Moton (So.) - 6-1, 177 lbs., St. Petersburg, Fl. - 4.0 PPG, 1.4 APG, 2.9 RPG
G - Matt Humphrey (Jr.) - 6-5, 192 lbs., Chicago, Ill. - 11.0 PPG, 1.1 APG, 3.0 RPG
G - Patrick Heckmann (Fr.) - 6-5, 196 lbs., Mainz, Germany - 11.1 PPG, 2.1 APG, 3.4 RPG
G - Lonnie Jackson (Fr.) - 6-3, 170 lbs., Valencia, Ca. - 4.0 PPG, 0.5 APG, 1.8 RPG
C - KC Caudill (Fr.) - 6-10, 279 lbs., Brea, Ca. - 3.9 PPG, 0.6 APG, 1.5 RPG

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Go Eagles!