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2011-12 Boston College Basketball: Virginia Tech Game Thread (6:00 PM, ESPNU)

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Boston College Eagles (8-16, 3-7 ACC) vs. Virginia Tech Hokies (13-11, 2-7 ACC)

Time: 6:00 PM Eastern
Date: Sunday, February 12, 2012
Place: Blacksburg, Va.
Arena: Cassell Coliseum
Capacity: 9,847

TV: ESPNU
TV Announcers: Jon Sciambi, Hubert Davis, Allison Williams
Radio: WRKO (680 AM)
Radio Announcers: Jon Meterparel, Malcolm Huckaby
Internet Audio: BCEagles.com

Line: Boston College +13

Last Time Out: Boston College defeated No. 15/17 Florida State 64-60 to move to 8-16, 3-7 ACC.

Series: Boston College and Virginia Tech have met 21 times. Boston College leads the all-time series 14-7.
Last Meeting: Boston College 61, Virginia Tech 59 (January 14, 2012)
Last Meeting at Cassell Coliseum: Boston College 76, Virginia Tech 61 (March 1, 2011)
Last Five Meetings:

W - Boston College 61, Virginia Tech 59 (January 14, 2012)
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)

Trends: BC won eight of the 13 meetings since the Eagles joined the ACC in 2005-06. BC has also won five of the last six meetings and is currently on a four-game winning streak, including a 61-59 triumph earlier in the year in Conte Forum. Tech has won four of the last five meeting at Cassell. Virginia Tech is just 2-8 in their last 10 games after starting this season 11-3.

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

Virginia Tech's Probable Starters:

G - Marquis Rankin (Fr.) - 6-1, 165 lbs., Charlotte, N.C. - 2.8 PPG, 1.2 APG, 1.3 RPG
G - Erick Green (Jr.) - 6-4, 185 lbs., Winchester, Va. - 15.7 PPG, 2.9 APG, 3.5 RPG
F - Jarell Eddie (So.) - 6-7, 209 lbs., Charlotte, N.C. - 9.8 PPG, 1.4 APG, 5.5 RPG
F - Dorian Finney-Smith (Fr.) - 6-8, 192 lbs., Portsmouth, Va. - 5.6 PPG, 1.9 APG, 7.0 RPG
F - Victor Davlia (Sr.) - 6-8, 245 lbs., Canovanas, Puerto Rico - 7.4 PPG, 0.6 APG, 4.3 RPG

Boston College's Projected Starters:

G - Jordan Daniels (Fr.) - 5-8, 153 lbs., Fontana, Ca. - 6.4 PPG, 2.5 APG, 1.7 RPG
G - Matt Humphrey (Jr.) - 6-5, 192 lbs., Chicago, Il. - 10.3 PPG, 1.3 APG, 3.4 RPG
G - Lonnie Jackson (Fr.) - 6-3, 170 lbs., Valencia, Ca. - 7.9 PPG, 1.7 APG, 2.5 RPG
F - Ryan Anderson (Fr.) - 6-8, 217 lbs., Lakewood, Ca. - 9.6 PPG, 0.9 APG, 6.8 RPG
C - Dennis Clifford (Fr.) - 7-0, 241 lbs., Bridgewater, Ma. - 9.2 PPG, 1.0 APG, 4.9 RPG

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Go Eagles!