Rankings: USC (NR), Boston College (NR)
Day & Time: Sunday, December 21, 4:00 p.m. Eastern
Arena: Conte Forum, Chestnut Hill, Mass.
Line: Boston College -6
TV: ESPNU / Watch ESPN
Announcers: Bob Picozzi (play-by-play), Tim Welsh (analyst)
Radio: WEEI 850 AM, bceagles.com
Radio Announcers: Jon Meterparel (play-by-play), Danya Abrams (analyst)
USC News: Conquest Chronicles
All-Time Series: 3-0, USC
All-Time Series History:
L - USC 78, Boston College 62 (December 8, 2013)
L - USC 72, Boston College 55 (March 20, 2009)
L - USC 74, Boston College 71 (March 17, 2001)
Common Opponents: Defeated New Mexico (66-54)
School Connections: Prior to his stint with the Trojans, USC head coach Andy Enfield coached Florida Gulf Coast (a.k.a. Dunk City) from 2011-13. Enfield was hired by FGCU Director of Athletics Ken Kavanaugh, a Boston College alum ('82).
Notable Alumni: Neil Armstrong, Marcus Allen, O.J. Simpson, Aaron Boone (had to), Mark McGwire, Randy Johnson, Tom Seaver, Ron Howard, George Lucas, Will Ferrell
Head Coaches: BC: Jim Christian (1st year, 6-3); USC: Andy Enfield (2nd Year, 17-25)
Last Year: The Trojans went 11-21 overall, 2-16 Pac-12.
Last Game: Boston College defeated Binghamton, 63-49. USC fell to Army in overtime, 85-77.
He's a Dude: Jordan McLaughlin, freshman point guard. The consensus four-star point guard from California was rated as the 49th best player in the 2014 class by Rivals and has made an immediate impact in the Trojans' backcourt. The freshman leads the team in minutes (32.0), points (14.0), assists (5.4) and steals (1.6) this season.
Fun Fact: Until last year's game in Los Angeles, BC and USC had only met in the NCAA Tournament. The Trojans won both contests in 2001 and 2009. BC's game against USC in 2009, a 72-55 loss in the first round of the tournament, was the Eagles last NCAA Tournament appearance.