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NIT First Round Game Thread: Boston College at McNeese State (9:00 PM EST, ESPNU / ESPN3.com)

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No. 1 Boston College Eagles (20-12, 9-7 ACC) at No. 8 McNeese St. Cowboys (21-11, 11-5 Southland)

What: NIT First Round
Time:
9:00 PM EST
Date:
Tuesday, Mar. 15, 2011
Place:
Burton Coliseum (cap. 8,500), Lake Charles, La.
TV: ESPNU (announcers Mitch Holthus and Reid Gettys)
Radio: WEEI 850 AM
Internet Audio: BCEagles.com
Internet Video: ESPN3.com
Line: Boston College -5 1/2

Last Time Out: The Eagles bowed out of the ACC Tournament in a 70-47 blowout loss to Clemson in the Quarterfinals.

Series: First ever meeting between BC and McNeese State

McNeese State's 2009-2010 Record: 10-20 (5-11 Southland)

McNeese State's Probable Starters:

G - C.J. Collins (Sr.) - 5'10", 172 lbs., Lake Charles, La. - 9.5 PPG, 3.6 APG, 2.7 RPG
G - Diego Kapelan (Sr.) - 6'3", 195 lbs., Vancouver, B.C. - 15.0 PPG, 1.1 APG, 2.5 RPG
F - Patrick Richard (Jr.) - 6'4", 208 lbs., Carencro, La. - 15.9 PPG, 2.6 APG, 6.4 RPG
F - P.J. Alawoya (Sr.) - 6'7", 215 lbs., Houston, Tx. - 10.3 PPG, 1.1 APG, 10.3 RPG
C - Preston David (Sr.) - 6'10", 215 lbs., Farmers Branch, Tx. - 3.6 PPG, 0.3 APG, 3.3 RPG

The road to Madison Square Garden begins tonight in Lake Charles, Louisiana.

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Go Eagles!