Teams: Massachusetts Minutemen (1-0, 0-0 A-10) vs. Boston College Eagles (1-0, 0-0 ACC)
Rankings: Massachusetts (NR), Boston College (NR)
Day & Time: Sunday, November 16, 3:00 p.m. Eastern
Arena: TD Garden (Boston, Mass.)
Line: BC +2.5
Radio: WEEI 850 AM, bceagles.com
Radio Announcers: Jon Meterparel (play-by-play), Bob Ryan (analyst)
Massachusetts News: Hustle Belt
All-Time Series: 26-20, Boston College
Streak: 2, Massachusetts
First Meeting: Massachusetts 20, Boston College 15 (December 8, 1905)
Last Meeting: Massachusetts 86, Boston College 73 (November 13, 2013)
Common Opponents: Nope
School Connections: Former Boston College basketball coach Al Skinner played for and graduated from UMass in 1974, where he was teammates with both Dr. J. and Rick Pitino.
Notable Alumni: Bill Cosby, Steve Buckley, sportswriter, Julius Erving, Rick Pitino, basketball coach
Head Coaches: BC: Jim Christian (1st year, 1-0); Massachusetts: Derek Kellogg (7th Year, 110-86)
Last Year: The Minutemen went 24-9 overall, finishing tied for fifth in Atlantic 10. Advanced to NCAA Tournament Second Round.
Last Game: Boston College defeated New Hampshire, 58-50, in Jim Christian's BC debut. The Minutemen knocked off Siena, 95-87, on Friday night.
He's a Dude: Trey Davis, junior guard. One of what Kellogg refers to as the 'Big Four' (along with Maxie Esho, Derrick Gordon and Cady Lalanne), Davis has taken on the starting point guard role for Chaz Williams. He scored 28 points and added 4 assists in a big win over Siena.
Fun Fact: The BC-UMass series has gone in bunches since the "Commonwealth Classic" trophy was instituted in 1995. UMass won the first 5, then BC won 7 in a row and 10-of-11. UMass has now won two in a row, including last year's at TD Garden.