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2013-14 Boston College Basketball: Massachusetts Game Thread (3:00 PM, NESN)

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Boston College and Massachusetts face off on Sunday at 3 p.m. in the Coaches vs. Cancer Massachusetts tripleheader at TD Garden.

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Boston College Eagles (0-1, 0-0 ACC) vs. UMass Minutemen (0-0, 0-0 A-10)

What: 2013 Coaches vs. Cancer Massachusetts Classic
Time: 3:00 PM EST
Date: Sunday, November 10, 2013
Place: Boston, Ma.
Arena: TD Garden
Capacity: 18,624

TV: NESN
TV Announcers: Eric Frede (play-by-play), Abu Bakr (color)
Radio: WEEI 850 AM, bceagles.com
Radio Announcers: Jon Meterparel (play-by-play), Danya Abrams (color)
BC Basketball Twitter News Feed: @BCHoopNews
Join the Conversation on Twitter: #BCHoops #BCvsUMass

Line: Boston College -3

Last Time Out: The Eagles are coming off of a 82-78 overtime loss at Providence.

Series: Boston College and Massachusetts have met 45 times. BC leads the all-time series 26-19.
First Meeting: Massachusetts 20, Boston College 15 (December 8, 1905)
Last Meeting: Massachusetts 82, Boston College 46 (November 21, 2011)

Last 5 Meetings:

L - Massachusetts 82, Boston College 46 (November 21, 2011)
W - Boston College 76, Massachusetts 71 (December 4, 2010)
W - Boston College 79, Massachusetts 67 (December 23, 2009)
W - Boston College 85, Massachusetts 81 (December 6, 2008)
L - Massachusetts 83, Boston College 80 (December 12, 2007)

Trends: Boston College and Massachusetts have met on neutral courts 12 times with the Minutemen winning eight of those meetings. BC has won eight of the last 10 meetings, but lost a lopsided affair the last time out, 82-46, on November 21, 2011 at Conte Forum.

UMass's 2012-2013 Record: 21-12 (9-7 A-10)

UMass's Probable Starters (2012-13 Stats):

G - Chaz Williams (Sr.) - 5-9, 175 lbs., Brooklyn, N.Y. - 15.5 PPG, 4.2 RPG, 7.3 APG
G - Derrick Gordon (So.) - 6-3, 205 lbs., Plainfield, N.J. -
F - Sampson Carter (Sr.) - 6-8, 220 lbs., Baton Rouge, La. - 6.3 PPG, 4.3 RPG, 0.7 APG
F - Raphiael Putney (Sr.) - 6-9, 185 lbs., Woodbridge, Va. - 7.1 PPG, 4.6 RPG, 1.5 APG
C - Cady Lalanne (Jr.) - 6-10, 253 lbs., Orlando, Fla. - 8.4 PPG, 7.4 RPG, 0.2 APG

Boston College's Last Game Starters (2013-13 stats):

G - Olivier Hanlan (So.) - 6-4, 181 lbs., Aylmer, Quebec - 15.4 PPG, 4.2 RPG, 2.3 APG
G - Joe Rahon (So.) - 6-2, 192 lbs., San Diego, Calif. - 10.1 PPG, 3.2 RPG, 3.7 APG
F - Alex Dragicevich (Jr.) - 6-7, 207 lbs., Northbrook, Ill. -
F - Eddie Odio (Jr.) - 6-7, 213 lbs., Miami, Fla. - 4.3 PPG, 3.4 RPG, 0.5 APG
F - Ryan Anderson (Jr.) - 6-8, 219 lbs., Lakewood, Calif. - 14.9 PPG, 8.0 RPG, 1.6 APG

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Go Eagles!