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ACC Tournament 2012: Boston College Vs. N.C. State Game Thread (2:00 PM, ESPNU)

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No. 12 Boston College Eagles (9-21, 4-12 ACC) vs. No. 5 N.C. State Wolfpack (20-11, 9-7 ACC)

What: 2012 ACC Men's Basketball Tournament First Round
Time: Approx. 2:00 PM Eastern
Date: Thursday, March 8, 2012
Place: Atlanta, Ga.
Arena: Philips Arena
Capacity: 18,371

TV: ESPNU / ACC Network
Online: ESPN3.com or theACC.com/live
Radio: WEEI (93.7 FM/850 AM)
Radio Announcers: Jon Meterparel, Malcolm Huckaby
ESPN Radio: Marc Kestecher, Bob Valvano
Internet Audio: BCEagles.com

Line: Boston College +12.5

Last Time Out: Boston College fell to Miami 77-56 to finish the regular season 9-21, 4-12 ACC.

Series: Boston College and N.C. State have met 13 times. Boston College leads the all-time series 8-5.
Last Meeting: N.C. State 56, Boston College 51 (February 1, 2012)
Last Five Meetings:

L - N.C. State 56, Boston College 51 (February 1, 2012)
L - N.C. State 76, Boston College 62 (January 19, 2012)
W - Boston College 75, N.C. State 66 (January 11, 2011)
L - N.C. State 66, Boston College 54 (March 7, 2010)
L - N.C. State 74, Boston College 69 (March 4, 2009)

Trends: The Eagles and Wolfpack are knotted at 5 in the all-time ACC series. BC has lost five of its last six games, while N.C. State has won the last two after losing four straight. N.C. State is 2-0 against BC this year and has won four of the last five meetings between the two programs. Boston College is 6-6 all-time in the ACC Tournament.

N.C. State's Probable Starters:

G - Lorenzo Brown (So.) - 6-5, 189 lbs., Roswell, Ga. - 12.5 PPG, 6.3 APG, 4.4 RPG
G - C.J. Williams (Sr.) - 6-5, 224 lbs., Fayetteville, N.C. - 11.2 PPG, 1.8 APG, 3.8 RPG
F - Scott Wood (Jr.) - 6-6, 177 lbs., Marion, In. - 12.6 PPG, 1.7 APG, 2.3 RPG
F - Richard Howell (Jr.) - 6-8, 250 lbs., Atlanta, Ga. - 10.8 PPG, 1.2 APG, 9.3 RPG
F - C.J. Leslie (So.) - 6-8, 209 lbs., Holly Springs, N.C. - 14.3 PPG, 1.0 APG, 7.1 RPG

Boston College's Projected Starters:

G - Jordan Daniels (Fr.) - 5-8, 153 lbs., Fontana, Ca. - 6.3 PPG, 2.5 APG, 1.6 RPG
G - Matt Humphrey (Jr.) - 6-5, 192 lbs., Chicago, Il. - 10.5 PPG, 1.6 APG, 3.4 RPG
G - Lonnie Jackson (Fr.) - 6-3, 170 lbs., Valencia, Ca. - 8.2 PPG, 1.7 APG, 2.5 RPG
F - Ryan Anderson (Fr.) - 6-8, 217 lbs., Lakewood, Ca. - 10.8 PPG, 1.0 APG, 7.2 RPG
C - Dennis Clifford (Fr.) - 7-0, 241 lbs., Bridgewater, Ma. - 9.2 PPG, 1.1 APG, 4.8 RPG

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Go Eagles!