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2011-12 Boston College Basketball: Virginia Tech Game Thread (3:00 PM, NESN)

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Virginia Tech Hokies (11-5, 0-2 ACC) vs. Boston College Eagles (6-10, 1-1 ACC)

Time: 3:00 PM Eastern
Date: Saturday, January 14, 2012
Place: Chestnut Hill, Ma.
Arena: Conte Forum
Capacity: 8,606

TV: ACC Network (NESN)
Online: ESPN3.com
TV Announcers: Tom Werme, Cory Alexander
Radio: WEEI (93.7 FM/850 AM)
Radio Announcers: Jon Meterparel, Malcolm Huckaby
Internet Audio: BCEagles.com

Line: Boston College +10

Last Time Out: Boston College defeated Clemson 59-57 to move to 6-10 overall and 1-1 in conference play.

Series: Boston College and Virginia Tech have met 20 times. Boston College leads the all-time series 13-7.
Last Meeting: Boston College 76, Virginia Tech 61 (March 1, 2011)
Last Meeting at Conte Forum: Boston College 58, Virginia Tech 56 (February 5, 2011)

Last Five Meetings:

W - Boston College 76, Virginia Tech 61 (March 1, 2011)
W - Boston College 58, Virginia Tech 56 (February 5, 2011)
W - Boston College 80, Virginia Tech 60 (February 24, 2010)
L - Virginia Tech 63, Boston College 62 (January 23, 2010)
W - Boston College 67, Virginia Tech 66 (January 31, 2009)

Trends: After rattling off six straight wins in non-conference play, the Hokies have dropped each of their first two ACC contests on the season. BC won the first three contests with the Hokies after joining the ACC, dropped the next four and has since won four out of the last five decisions with Virginia Tech. Boston College has only lost once at home against the Hokies since 2005-06, an 81-73 overtime outcome in 2008.

Virginia Tech's 2010-2011 Record: 22-12 (9-7 ACC), NIT 2nd Round

Virginia Tech's Probable Starters:

G - Erick Green (Jr.) - 6-4, 185 lbs., Winchester, Va. - 16.1 PPG, 3.2 APG, 3.5 RPG
G - Dorenzo Hudson (Sr.) - 6-5, 220 lbs., Charlotte, N.C. - 11.3 PPG, 1.8 APG, 3.1 RPG
G-F - Jarell Eddie (So.) - 6-7, 209 lbs., Charlotte, N.C. - 9.6 PPG, 1.1 APG, 4.9 RPG
F - Dorian Finney-Smith (Fr.) - 6-8, 192 lbs., Portsmouth, Va. - 7.2 PPG, 2.6 APG, 8.3 RPG
F - Victor Davila (Sr.) - 6-8, 245 lbs., Canovanas, P.R. - 6.6 PPG, 0.6 APG, 3.5 RPG

Boston College's Projected Starters:

G - Jordan Daniels (Fr.) - 5-8, 153 lbs., Fontana, Ca. - 5.1 PPG, 2.1 APG, 1.4 RPG
G - Patrick Heckmann (Fr.) - 6-5, 196 lbs., Mainz, Germany - 10.5 PPG, 2.1 APG, 3.1 RPG
G - Lonnie Jackson (Fr.) - 6-3, 170 lbs., Valencia, Ca. - 7.4 PPG, 1.4 APG, 2.6 RPG
F - Ryan Anderson (Fr.) - 6-8, 217 lbs., Lakewood, Ca. - 9.4 PPG, 1.1 APG, 6.2 RPG
C - Dennis Clifford (Fr.) - 7-0, 241 lbs., Bridgewater, Ma. - 9.5 PPG, 0.9 APG, 5.4 RPG

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Go Eagles!