Teams: Maine Black Bears (1-7, 0-0 America East) vs. Boston College Eagles (4-3, 0-0 ACC)
Rankings: Maine (NR), Boston College (NR)
Day & Time: Thursday, December 11, 7:00 p.m. Eastern
Arena: Conte Forum, Chestnut Hill, Mass.
Line: No line
Announcers: Eric Frede (play-by-play), Malcolm Huckaby (analyst)
Radio: WEEI 850 AM, bceagles.com
Radio Announcers: Jon Meterparel (play-by-play), Danya Abrams (analyst)
Maine News: Mid-Major Madness
All-Time Series: 14-4 Boston College
Streak: 1, Maine
First Meeting: Boston College 45, Maine 25 (January 29, 1921)
Last Meeting at Conte Forum: Maine 52, Boston College 51 (January 2, 2010)
Common Opponents: Binghamton (1/10 and 2/7), UMass-Lowell (1/13 and 2/18), New Hampshire (1/28 and 2/28)
Notable Alumni: Stephen King, author, Gary Thorne, sports announcer, John Tortorella, NHL head coach
Head Coaches: BC: Jim Christian (1st year, 4-3); Maine: Bob Walsh (1st Year, 1-6)
Last Year: The Black Bears went 6-23 overall, 4-12 America East (tied for 7th).
Last Game: Boston College defeated Providence, 69-60. Maine fell to LIU Brooklyn, 83-70, giving the Blackbird their first win of the year.
He's a Dude: Shaun Lawton, junior guard. The junior guard from Harlem, N.Y. is averaging 12.0 points and 2.9 assists per game for the Black Bears this season. Last year as a sophomore, he lead the team with 4.2 assists per game.
Fun Fact: Corey Raji was the last Boston College Eagle to shoot 100% from the floor (a minimum of 10 attempts). He was a perfect 12-for-12 from the floor in a December 23, 2008 victory over Maine. That game was also the last time BC notched 50 or more rebounds as a team.