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2014-15 Boston College Basketball Previews: UMass Lowell River Hawks

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Previewing the Eagles' 2014-15 opponents, from worst to first.

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Team Name: UMass Lowell River Hawks

Conference: America East

Head Coach: Pat Duquette- 2nd year, 10-18

SB Nation Community: Mid-Major Madness

Last Year Record: 10-18 (8-8 America East)

Final Kenpom Ranking: 325

Key Losses: Akeem Williams (15.8 ppg, 4.1 rpg, 3.4 apg), Antonio Bivins (13.6 ppg, 5.9 rpg, 0.4 apg)

Key Returnees: Chad Holley (10.3 ppg, 2.5 rpg, 3.4 apg), DJ Mlachnik (7.8 ppg, 3.4 rpg, 1.4 apg), Tyler Livingston (6.9 ppg, 3.1 rpg, 0.7 apg)

Additions (Transfers, Recruits): Lance Crawford (Davie, Fla.), Dontavious Smith (Springhill, La.), Jahad Thomas (redshirted due to injury, from Williamsport, Pa.), Jordan Shea (Madison, Wi.), Matt Harris (Erie, Pa.), Josh Gantz (Grove City, Ohio), Jordan Rhodes (Fountain, Colo.), Brad Schaub (Mariette, Mich.)

Game vs. BC: December 29, 2:00 p.m., ESPN3

Projected Starting Lineup:

G Chad Holley, senior
G DJ Mlachnik, junior
G Mark Cornelius, senior
F Tyler Livingston, sophomore
F Kerry Weldon, senior

He's a Dude: Gonna switch it up here and go with the coach, Pat Duqette. What an incredible job to take a first year program to a .500 record in conference. Given Duquette's 10+ years of work at BC as an assistant, I'm surprised he didn't get more of a look here.

All-Time Series vs. Boston College: 5-4 BC

Last Meeting: W - Boston College 114, Lowell 54 (February 4, 1981)

Last Five Meetings:

W - Boston College 114, Lowell 54 (February 4, 1981)
W - Boston College 29, Lowell Textile 10 (January 24, 1925)
W - Boston College 32, Lowell Textile 20 (January 26, 1924)
W - Boston College 30, Lowell Textile 26 (January 13, 1923)
L - Lowell Textile 22, Boston College 20 (February 14, 1922)

How they match up with Boston College: Not well. But since this is pretty much the last local mid-major we haven't lost to yet, you kind of know it's coming.

GIF if Boston College wins:

GIF if Boston College loses:

Way Too Early Prediction:

UMass Lowell 81, Boston College 79. I might put money on this.