Teams: Harvard Crimson (10-3, 1-0 Ivy League) vs. Boston College Eagles (7-7, 0-3 ACC)
Rankings: Harvard (NR), Boston College (NR)
Day & Time: Wednesday, January 14, 2015, 7:00 p.m. Eastern
Arena: Conte Forum, Chestnut Hill, Mass.
Line: Boston College +3.5
Announcers: Bob Picozzi (play-by-play), Malcolm Huckaby (analyst)
Radio: WEEI 850 AM, bceagles.com
Radio Announcers: Jon Meterparel (play-by-play), Danya Abrams (analyst)
Harvard News: Mid-Major Madness
All-Time Series: 32-15, Boston College
First Meeting: Harvard 42, Boston College 6 (January 15, 1906) -- the pre-shot clock era was a silly place indeed
Last Meeting: Harvard 73, Boston College 58 (January 1, 2014)
Last Meeting at Conte Forum: Harvard 79, Boston College 63 (December 4, 2012)
Last Five Meetings:
L - Harvard 73, Boston College 58 (January 1, 2014)
L - Harvard 79, Boston College 63 (December 4, 2012)
L - Harvard 67, Boston College 46 (December 29, 2011)
L - Harvard 78, Boston College 69 (January 5, 2011)
L - Harvard 74, Boston College 67 (December 9, 2009)
Common Opponents: UMass (W, 75-73), @ Virginia (L 76-27)
School Connections: The elephant in the room for this game will be last offseason's melodrama between Tommy Amaker and Boston College as the Eagles went about the task of replacing Steve Donahue. If you believe our favorite former Globe beat writer, Amaker was considered the favorite to go cross-town and land the BC head coaching gig. Things fell through and the program tabbed Ohio's Jim Christian as the next head coach.
Notable Alumni: Whole lot of folks
Head Coaches: BC: Jim Christian (1st year, 7-7); Harvard: Tommy Amaker (8th year, 149-73)
Last Year: The Crimson finished 27-5 overall, 13-1 Ivy League (first). NCAA Tournament Third Round.
Last Game: Boston College fell to Miami, 60-56. Harvard defeated Dartmouth, 57-46.
He's a Dude: Wesley Saunders, senior guard/forward. The 6-foot-5 senior from Los Angeles leads the team in scoring (16.2 points per game) by a wide margin. Last season he scored 21 points on 8-of-10 shooting in Harvard's 73-58 victory over the Eagles, and scored 18 the year before in the Crimson's 79-63 win.
Fun Fact: The last time Boston College shot 55% or better in both halves came against the Crimson in 2012. The Eagles shot 55.0% in the first half and 60.9% in the second...and still lost, 79-63, back on December 4, 2012.