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2013-14 Boston College Basketball: Virginia Commonwealth Game Thread (7:30 PM, Fox Sports 2)

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Boston College and VCU meet for the first time on the hardwood on December 28 at the Barclays Center as part of the BROOKLYN HOOPS Winter Festival. Game is at 7:30 PM on Fox Sports 2.

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Boston College Eagles (4-8, 0-1 ACC) vs. Virginia Commonwealth Rams (10-3, 0-0 A-10)

What: BROOKLYN HOOPS Winter Festival
Time: 7:30 PM
Date: Saturday, December 28, 2013
Place: Brooklyn, N.Y.
Arena: Barclays Center
Capacity: 17,732

TV: Fox Sports 2
Announcers: Justin Kutcher (play-by-play), Tarik Turner (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 #BCvsVCU

Line: Boston College +8.5

Last Time Out: The Eagles have lost four of their last five, including a 77-67 loss at Auburn last Sunday.

First ever meeting between Boston College and VCU.

Trends: VCU has won four of five and defeated Virginia Tech last Saturday, 85-52. Boston College currently has the 16th toughest schedule in the nation per ESPN's Daily RPI. Entering this week, BC ranks second nationally in free throw percentage (78.9 percent). VCU is out-three-point shooting BC, connecting on 35.6% of all attempts (BC 32.6%).

VCU's 2012-2013 Record: 27-9 (12-4 A-10), NCAA Tournament third round

VCU's Probable Starters:

G - Briante Weber (Jr.) - 6-2, 165 lbs., Chesapeak, Va. - 8.3 PPG, 3.6 RPG, 4.0 APG
G - Rob Brandenberg (Sr.) - 6-2, 190 lbs., Cincinnati, Ohio - 9.1 PPG, 1.8 RPG, 1.7 APG
G - Jordan Burgess (Fr.) - 6-5, 215 lbs., Midlothian, Va. - 6.1 PPG, 2.1 RPG, 0.9 APG
G - Treveon Graham (Jr.) - 6-6, 220 lbs., Temple Hills, Md. - 15.6 PPG, 6.5 RPG, 1.8 APG
F - Juvonte Reddic (Sr.) - 6-9, 250 lbs., Winston-Salem, N.C. - 11.5 PPG, 7.5 RPG, 0.7 APG

Boston College's Last Game Starters:

G - Olivier Hanlan (So.) - 6-4, 181 lbs., Alymer, Quebec - 20.1 PPG, 4.3 RPG, 3.3 APG
G - Joe Rahon (So.) - 6-2, 192 lbs., San Diego, Calif. - 10.0 PPG, 3.7 RPG, 2.9 APG
F - Alex Dragicevich (Jr.) - 6-7, 207 lbs., Glenbrook, Ill. - 6.1 PPG, 2.1 RPG, 1.2 APG
F - Ryan Anderson (Jr.) - 6-8, 219 lbs., Lakewood, Calif. - 16.4 PPG, 7.1 RPG, 1.5 APG
F - Eddie Odio (Jr.) - 6-8, 209 lbs., Miami, Fla. - 3.3 PPG, 2.7 RPG, 0.7 APG

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