Rankings: West Virginia (NR), Boston College (NR)
Day & Time: Friday, November 21, 5:00 p.m. Eastern
Arena: Coliseo Roberto Clemente, San Juan, P.R.
Line: BC +9
Announcers: Rich Hollenberg (play-by-play), LaPhonso Ellis (analyst)
Radio: WEEI 850 AM, bceagles.com
Radio Announcers: Matt Chazanow (play-by-play), Danya Abrams (analyst)
West Virginia News: The Smoking Musket
All-Time Series: Tied 8-8
Streak: 1, West Virginia
First Meeting: West Virginia 65, Boston College 64 (OT) in New York, N.Y. (December 26, 1962 at ECAC Holiday Festival, Madison Square Garden)
Last Meeting: West Virginia 78, Boston College 72 in New York, N.Y. (March 10, 2005 at Big East Tournament, Madison Square Garden)
Common Opponents: @ N.C. State (12/20), Virginia Tech (12/30)
School Connections: Mountaineers senior forward Kevin Noreen had verbally committed to play for BC at some point, but would later back out after Al Skinner was fired. He has not seen the floor in three games this season.
Notable Alumni: Jeff Hostetler, Rich Rodriguez, college football coach, Oliver Luck, West Virginia athletic director, Terry Bowden, Tommy Bowden
Head Coaches: BC: Jim Christian (1st year, 2-1); West Virginia: Bob Huggins (8th Year, 153-91)
Last Year: The Mountaineers went 17-16 overall, 9-9 Big 12 (tied for 6th). Appeared in the NIT First Round.
Last Game: Boston College defeated New Mexico, 69-65, to move to 2-1 on the year. West Virginia raced past George Mason, 91-65, to improve to 3-0 on the year.
He's a Dude: Juwan Staten, senior guard. Staten is the offensive focal point of this Mountaineers squad and possesses an uncanny ability to put the ball in the hoop. He is coming off a junior season in which he averaged just over 18 points per game. He's without a doubt one of the best offensive players in the country.
Fun Fact: The Eagles and Mountaineers played in BC's first ever overtime game on a neutral court. West Virginia defeated Boston College 65-64 in something called the ECAC Holiday Festival at the Garden.