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NIT Second Round Game Thread: Northwestern at Boston College (11:00 AM EST, ESPN)

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No. 4 Northwestern Wildcats (19-13, 7-11 Big Ten) at No. 1 Boston College Eagles (21-12, 9-7 ACC)

What: National Invitational Tournament Second Round
Time: 11:00 AM EST
Date: Saturday, Mar. 19, 2011
Place: Conte Forum, Chestnut Hill, Ma.
TV: ESPN
Internet Audio: BCEagles.com
Line: Boston College -5

Last Time Out: The Eagles defeated the McNeese State Cowboys 82-64 to advance to the second round of the NIT.

Series: Boston College and Northwestern have met 4 times previously. The all-time series is tied 2-2.
Last Meeting: Northwestern 69, Boston College 59 (Dec. 23, 1998)

Northwestern's 2009-2010 Record: 20-14 (7-11 Big Ten) -- First round NIT loss to Rhode Island

Northwestern's Probable Starters:

G - Michael Thompson (Sr.) - 5'10", 190 lbs., Chicago, Il. - 16.0 PPG, 4.3 APG, 2.1 RPG
G - Alex Marcotullio (So.) - 6'3", 180 lbs., Warren, Mi. - 5.5 PPG, 2.2 APG, 2.3 RPG
G-F - Drew Crawford (So.) - 6'5", 205 lbs., Naperville, Il. - 12.0 PPG, 2.0 APG, 4.7 RPG
F - John Shurna (Jr.) - 6'8", 215 lbs., Glen Ellyn, Il. - 16.5 PPG, 2.5 APG, 4.5 RPG
C - Luke Mirkovic (Jr.) - 6'11", 248 lbs., Belgrade, Serbia - 7.4 PPG, 2.0 APG, 5.1 RPG

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Go Eagles!