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2011-12 Boston College Basketball: No. 4/5 Duke Game Thread (6:00 PM, ESPNU)

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No. 4/5 Duke Blue Devils (22-4, 9-2 ACC) vs. Boston College Eagles (8-18, 3-9 ACC)

Time: 6:00 PM Eastern
Date: Sunday, February 19, 2012
Place: Chestnut Hill, Ma.
Arena: Conte Forum
Capacity: 8,606

TV: ESPNU
TV Announcers: Jon Sciambi (play-by-play) and Hubert Davis (analyst)
Online: ESPN3.com
Radio: WRKO (680 AM)
Radio Announcers: Jon Meterparel, Malcolm Huckaby
Internet Audio: bceagles.com

Line: Boston College +15

Last Time Out: Boston College lost to Maryland 81-65 to move to 8-18, 3-9 ACC.

Series: Duke and Boston College have met 15 times all-time. Duke leads the all-time series 13-2.
Last Meeting: Duke 84, Boston College 68 (January 27, 2011)
Last Meeting at Conte: Duke 66, Boston College 63 (February 6, 2010)
Last Five Meetings:

L - Duke 84, Boston College 68 (January 27, 2011)
L - Duke 66, Boston College 63 (February 6, 2010)
L - Duke 79, Boston College 59 (January 13, 2010)
L - Duke 66, Boston College 65 (March 13, 2009)
W - Boston College 80, Duke 74 (February 15, 2009)

Trends: Duke is 13-2 all-time vs. BC, including a 9-1 record since the Eagles joined the ACC. Duke has won four straight and 12 of the last 13 in the series.The Blue Devils are 66-24 when ranked No. 5 in the AP Poll. Duke is 5-0 on the road in the ACC this year.

Duke's 2010-2011 Record: 32-5 (13-3 ACC), NCAA Tournament Sweet 16

Duke's Probable Starters:

G - Austin Rivers (Fr.) - 6-4, 200 lbs., Winter Park, Fl. - 15.0 PPG, 2.1 APG, 3.1 RPG
G - Tyler Thornton (So.) - 6-1, 195 lbs., Washington, D.C. - 3.6 PPG, 2.0 APG, 1.5 RPG
G - Seth Curry (Jr.) - 6-2, 180 lbs., Charlotte, N.C. - 13.4 PPG, 2.5 APG, 2.6 RPG
F - Mason Plumlee (Jr.) - 6-10, 235 lbs., Warsaw, In. - 11.5 PPG, 1.9 APG, 9.9 RPG
F - Miles Plumlee (Sr.) - 6-10, 245 lbs., Warsaw, In. - 6.4 PPG, 0.5 APG, 6.4 RPG

Boston College's Projected Starters:

G - Jordan Daniels (Fr.) - 5-8, 153 lbs., Fontana, Ca. - 6.2 PPG, 2.4 APG, 1.6 RPG
G - Matt Humphrey (Jr.) - 6-5, 192 lbs., Chicago, Il. - 10.2 PPG, 1.5 APG, 3.5 RPG
G - Lonnie Jackson (Fr.) - 6-3, 170 lbs., Valencia, Ca. - 8.5 PPG, 1.7 APG, 2.5 RPG
F - Ryan Anderson (Fr.) - 6-8, 217 lbs., Lakewood, Ca. - 10.4 PPG, 0.9 APG, 6.9 RPG
C - Dennis Clifford (Fr.) - 7-0, 241 lbs., Bridgewater, Ma. - 9.3 PPG, 1.0 APG, 4.8 RPG

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Go Eagles!