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2010-11 Boston College Basketball: North Carolina Game Thread (4:00 PM EDT, ESPN)

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Boston College Eagles (16-9, 6-5 ACC) at North Carolina Tar Heels (19-6, 9-2 ACC)

Time: 4:00 PM EDT
Date: Saturday, Feb. 19, 2010
Place: Dean E. Smith Center, Chapel Hill, N.C.
TV: ESPN
Radio: Affiliates
Internet Audio: BCEagles.com
Internet Video: ESPN3.com
Line: Boston College +11 1/2

Opponents Blog: Carolina March, Tar Heel Fan

Last Time Out: The Eagles defeated Maryland 76-72 to move to 16-9 on the year.

Series: North Carolina leads the all-time series 7-4.
Last Meeting: [REDACTED]
Last Meeting at Dean E. Smith Center: Boston College 85, North Carolina 78 (Jan. 4, 2009)

Last 5 Meetings:

L - North Carolina 106, at Boston College 74 (February 1, 2011)
W - at Boston College 71, North Carolina 67 (February 20, 2010)
W - Boston College 85, at North Carolina 78 (January 4, 2009)
L - North Carolina 90, at Boston College 80 (March 1, 2008)
L - at North Carolina 91, Boston College 69 (January 31, 2008)

Trends: North Carolina has won 7 of 8 and 9 of 11 to claim sole possession of second place in the ACC standings. After starting the season 3-0 in conference play, the Eagles have won just 3 of their last 8 ACC matchups. BC is 2-1 all-time in the Dean E. Smith Center.

North Carolina's 2009-2010 Record: 20-17 (5-11 ACC)

North Carolina's Probable Starters:

G - Dexter Strickland (So.) - 6'3", 180 lbs., Rahway, N.J. - 8.9 PPG, 2.0 APG, 3.2 RPG
G - Kendall Marshall (Fr.) - 6'3", 186 lbs., Dumfries, Va. - 5.1 PPG, 1.5 APG, 5.1 RPG
F - Harrison Barnes (Fr.) - 6'8", 210 lbs., Ames, Ia. - 13.6 PPG, 1.5 APG, 5.4 RPG
F - John Henson (So.) - 6'10", 210 lbs., Tampa, Fl. - 11.4 PPG, 0.9 APG, 9.0 RPG
F - Tyler Zeller (Jr.) - 7'0", 250 lbs., Washington, In. - 14.5 PPG, 0.5 APG, 7.2 RPG

Leave your pre-, in- or post-game thoughts below.

Go Eagles!