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2011-12 Boston College Basketball: Clemson Game Thread (7:00 PM, ESPN2)

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Clemson Tigers (9-6, 1-0 ACC) vs. Boston College Eagles (5-10, 0-1 ACC)

Time: 7:00 PM Eastern
Date: Thursday, January 12, 2012
Place: Chestnut Hill, Ma.
Arena: Conte Forum
Capacity: 8,606

TV: ESPN2
TV Announcers: Bob Wischusen, Len Elmore
Online: ESPN3.com
Radio: WEEI (93.7 FM/850 AM)
Radio Announcers: Jon Meterparel, Malcolm Huckaby
Internet Audio: BCEagles.com

Line: Boston College +8.5

Last Time Out: Boston College lost to North Carolina 83-60 to fall to 5-10 on the year, 0-1 in ACC play.

Series: Boston College and Clemson have met 14 times. Clemson leads the all-time series 10-4.
Last Meeting: Clemson 70, Boston College 47 (March 11, 2011)
Last Meeting at Conte Forum: Boston College 75, Clemson 69 (January 26, 2009)

Last Five Meetings:

L - Clemson 70, Boston College 47 (March 11, 2011)
L - Clemson 77, Boston College 69 (February 8, 2011)
W - Boston College 75, Clemson 69 (January 26, 2010)
L - Clemson 72, Boston College 56 (January 9, 2010)
L - Clemson 87, Boston College 77 (February 10, 2009)

Trends: Clemson owns a 10-4 edge in the all-time series, but BC is 4-1 all-time against the Tigers at home. Clemson is 7-3 against BC since the Eagles joined the ACC in 2005-06. Clemson won both meetings last year, including a win in the ACC Tournament. BC is just 1-8 in games where they shot the same or worse from the field.

Clemson's 2010-2011 Record: 22-12 (9-7 ACC), NCAA Tournament 2nd Round

Clemson's Probable Starters:

G - Andre Young (Sr.) - 5-9, 170 lbs., Albany, Ga. - 13.2 PPG, 3.5 APG, 3.3 RPG
G - T.J. Sapp (Fr.) - 6-2, 180 lbs., Fort Lauderdale, Fl. - 5.3 PPG, 0.9 APG, 2.1 RPG
G - Tanner Smith (Sr.) - 6-5, 210 lbs., Alpharetta, Ga. - 10.8 PPG, 4.2 APG, 5.7 RPG
F - Milton Jennings (Jr.) - 6-9, 225 lbs., Summerville, S.C. - 8.7 PPG, 1.0 APG, 5.3 RPG
F-C - Devin Booker (Jr.) - 6-8, 245 lbs., Whitmire, S.C. - 10.7 PPG, 1.1 APG, 6.7 RPG

Boston College's Projected Starters:

G - Jordan Daniels (Fr.) - 5-8, 153 lbs., Fontana, Ca. - 4.9 PPG, 2.1 APG, 1.3 RPG
G - Patrick Heckmann (Fr.) - 6-5, 196 lbs., Mainz, Germany - 11.1 PPG, 2.1 APG, 3.3 RPG
G - Lonnie Jackson (Fr.) - 6-3, 170 lbs., Valencia, Ca. - 7.0 PPG, 1.2 APG, 2.7 RPG
F - Ryan Anderson (Fr.) - 6-8, 217 lbs., Lakewood, Ca. - 9.7 PPG, 1.1 APG, 6.4 RPG
C - Dennis Clifford (Fr.) - 7-0, 241 lbs., Bridgewater, Ma. - 9.1 PPG, 0.9 APG, 5.3 RPG

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Go Eagles!