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2013-14 Boston College Basketball: #2 Syracuse Game Thread (9:00 PM, ESPNU)

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Boston College will host #2/2 Syracuse on Monday night at 9 p.m. in Conte Forum. The game marks the first time BC and Syracuse will meet as ACC opponents. The two teams have not met since 2005.

via bceagles.com

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Syracuse Orange (16-0, 3-0 ACC) vs. Boston College Eagles (5-11, 1-2 ACC)

Time: 9:00 PM
Date: Monday, January 13, 2014
Place: Chestnut Hill, Mass.
Arena: Conte Forum
Capacity: 8,606

TV: ESPNU
Announcers: Mike Patrick (play-by-play), LaPhonso Ellis (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 #SUvsBC

Line: Boston College +10.5

Last Time Out: Boston College defeated Virginia Tech 62-59 to notch its first ACC win of the year.

Series: Boston College and Syracuse have met 63 times. Syracuse leads the all-time series 40-23.
First Meeting: Syracuse 78, Boston College 71 (January 30, 1959)
Last Meeting at Conte: Boston College 65, Syracuse 60 (February 19, 2005)

Last Five Meetings:

W - Boston College 65, Syracuse 60 (February 19, 2005)
W - Boston College 57, Syracuse 54 (March 11, 2004 at Madison Square Garden)
L - Syracuse 96, Boston College 73 (January 10, 2004)
L - Syracuse 82, Boston College 74 (January 11, 2003)
W - Boston College 69, Syracuse 65 (March 3, 2002)

Trends: Boston College is 4-6 in its last 10 vs. Syracuse, but has won the last two. Boston College is 10-12 against Syracuse at home. Syracuse is a perfect 16-0 on the year including a 2-0 record on the road. Syracuse is one of four remaining unbeatens in Division I. Donahue is 0-7 all-time vs. the Orange.

Syracuse's 2012-2013 Record: 30-10 (11-7 Big East)

Syracuse's Probable Starters:

G - Tyler Ennis (Fr.) - 6-2, 180 lbs., Brampton, Ont. - 11.6 PPG, 3.3 RPG, 5.7 APG
G - Trevor Cooney (So.) - 6-4, 195 lbs., Wilmington, Del. - 13.6 PPG, 1.7 RPG, 1.5 APG
F - Jerami Grant (So.) - 6-8, 210 lbs., Hyattsville, Md. - 12.3 PPG, 6.5 RPG, 1.6 APG
F - C.J. Fair (Sr.) - 6-8, 215 lbs., Baltimore, Md. - 17.4 PPG, 5.8 RPG, 1.4 APG
F - Rakeem Christmas (Jr.) - 6-9, 250 lbs., Philadelphia, Pa. - 5.4 PPG, 4.1 RPG, 0.6 APG

Boston College's Last Game Starters:

G - Olivier Hanlan (So.) - 6-4, 181 lbs., Alymer, Quebec - 19.5 PPG, 4.2 RPG, 2.9 APG
G - Joe Rahon (So.) - 6-2, 192 lbs., San Diego, Calif. - 9.0 PPG, 3.8 RPG, 2.9 APG
G - Lonnie Jackson (Jr.) - 6-3, 178 lbs., Valencia, Calif. - 5.4 PPG, 2.5 RPG, 2.0 APG
F - Eddie Odio (Jr.) - 6-7, 213 lbs., Miami, Fla. - 4.4 PPG, 2.9 RPG, 0.6 APG
F - Ryan Anderson (Jr.) - 6-8, 219 lbs., Lakewood, Calif. - 15.4 PPG, 7.2 RPG, 1.3 APG

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