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2012-13 Boston College Basketball: North Carolina Game Thread (9:00 PM, ESPNU)

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Boston College basketball begins a stretch of home games (four of the next five) by welcoming North Carolina on Tuesday night at 9 p.m.

via @BCEaglesUnited

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North Carolina Tar Heels (13-6, 3-3 ACC) vs. Boston College Eagles (9-10, 1-5 ACC)

Time: 9:00 PM Eastern
Date: Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Place: Chestnut Hill, Mass.
Arena: Conte Forum
Capacity: 8,606

TV: ESPNU
TV Announcers: Tom Hart, Len Elmore
Radio: WEEI (850 AM)
Radio Announcers: Jon Meterparel, Malcolm Huckaby
Line: Boston College +5

Last Time Out: The Eagles have lost four straight games after splitting the first two conference contests. BC lost at Virginia on Saturday, 65-51.

Series: Boston College and North Carolina have met 14 times. North Carolina leads the all-time series 8-6.
Last Meeting: North Carolina 83, Boston College 60 (January 7, 2012)
Last Meeting at Conte Forum: North Carolina 106, Boston College 74 (February 1, 2011)

Last Five Meetings:

L - North Carolina 83, Boston College 60 (January 7, 2012)
L - North Carolina 48, Boston College 46 (February 19, 2011)
L - North Carolina 106, Boston College 74 (February 1, 2011)
W - Boston College 71, North Carolina 67 (February 20, 2010)
W - Boston College 85, North Carolina 78 (January 4, 2009)

Trends: North Carolina has won three straight in the series and holds a 7-4 edge in the ACC series. The Heels have won three of the last four but are coming off a loss to in-state rival N.C. State. UNC is 2-4 in road games this year. Boston College has lost its five ACC games by a combined 28 points. The 5.6 point average loss is the second-lowest in the conference.

North Carolina's 2011-2012 Record: 32-6 (14-2 ACC)

North Carolina's Probable Starters:

G - Marcus Paige (Fr.) - 6-0, 157 lbs., Marion, Ia. - 6.7 PPG, 4.4 APG, 2.5 RPG
G - Dexter Strickland (Sr.) - 6-3, 185 lbs., Rahway, N.J. - 7.8 PPG, 4.1 APG, 2.5 RPG
G-F - Reggie Bullock (Jr.) - 6-7, 205 lbs., Kinston, N.C. - 14.1 PPG, 3.0 APG, 5.7 RPG
F - Desmond Hubert (So.) - 6-9, 220 lbs., Cream Ridge, N.J. - 1.2 PPG, 0.1 APG, 2.1 RPG
F - James Michael McAdoo (So.) - 6-9, 230 lbs., Norfolk, Va. - 14.6 PPG, 1.2 APG, 8.4 RPG

Boston College's Last Game Starters:

G - Olivier Hanlan (Fr.) - 6-4, 188 lbs., Aylmer, Quebec - 13.7 PPG, 2.6 APG, 4.4 RPG
G - Joe Rahon (Fr.) - 6-2, 195 lbs., San Diego, Ca. - 10.4 PPG, 3.8 APG, 2.7 RPG
G - Patrick Heckmann (So.) - 6-5, 205 lbs., Mainz, Germany - 7.9 PPG, 1.6 APG, 2.5 RPG
G - Lonnie Jackson (So.) - 6-3, 180 lbs., Valencia, Ca. - 10.2 PPG, 2.0 APG, 3.3 RPG
F - Ryan Anderson (So.) - 6-8, 220 lbs., Lakewood, Ca. - 16.4 PPG, 1.4 APG, 9.1 RPG

Leave your pre-, in- and post-game comments below.

Go Eagles!