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2014-15 Boston College Basketball: UMass-Amherst Game Thread (3:00 PM, NESN)

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The Eagles and Minutemen square off at the Garden in the second game of the Coaches vs. Cancer tripleheader.

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

What: Coaches vs. Cancer Tripleheader
Time: 3:00 PM Eastern
Date: Sunday, November 16, 2014
Place: Boston, Mass.
Arena: TD Garden
Capacity: 17,565

TV: NESN and ESPN3 (LINK)
Announcers: Alex Faust (play-by-play), Abu Bakr (analyst)
Radio: WEEI 850 AM, BCEagles.com
Radio Announcers: Jon Meterparel (play-by-play), Malcolm Huckaby (analyst)
BC Basketball Twitter News Feed: @BCHoopNews
Join the Conversation on Twitter: #BCHoops #UMassvsBC

Line: BC +5.5

Last Time Out: Boston College defeated New Hampshire 58-50 in Jim Christian's BC coaching debut.

Series: Boston College and Massachusetts have met 46 times. Boston College leads the all-time series 26-20.
First Meeting: Massachusetts 20, Boston College 15 (December 8, 1905)
Last Meeting: Massachusetts 86, Boston College 73 (November 13, 2013)

Last Five Meetings:

L - Massachusetts 86, Boston College 73 (November 13, 2013)
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)

Trends: The Minutemen have won two straight in the series, but Boston College is 7-3 in its last 10 vs. UMass. UMass has won 9 of 13 neutral court meetings in the series. Jim Christian is 0-3 all-time vs. the Minutemen.

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