Rankings: Virginia (2/2), Boston College (NR)
Day & Time: Saturday, January 17, 2015, 2:00 p.m. Eastern
Arena: Conte Forum, Chestnut Hill, Mass.
Line: Boston College +13
Announcers: Wes Durham (play-by-play), Dan Bonner (analyst)
Radio: WEEI 850 AM, bceagles.com
Radio Announcers: Jon Meterparel (play-by-play), Danya Abrams (analyst)
Virginia News: Streaking The Lawn
All-Time Series: 10-7, Virginia
First Meeting: Virginia 79, Boston College 69 (December 11, 1970)
Last Meeting: Virginia 77, Boston College 67 (February 5, 2014)
Last Meeting at Conte Forum: Boston College 53, Virginia 52 (March 3, 2013)
Last Five Meetings:
L - Virginia 77, Boston College 67 (February 5, 2014)
W - Boston College 53, Virginia 52 (March 3, 2013)
L - Virginia 65, Boston College 51 (January 26, 2013)
L - Virginia 66, Boston College 49 (January 26, 2012)
W - Boston College 63, Virginia 44 (February 26, 2011)
Common Opponents: all the ACC ones, Harvard (W 76-27)
School Connections: None that I'm aware of
Notable Alumni: Paul Tudor Jones, Tudor Investment Corporation; Katie Couric, Tina Fey, Ralph Sampson, Ralph C. Wilson
Head Coaches: BC: Jim Christian (1st year, 8-7); Virginia: Tony Bennett (6th year, 122-60)
Last Year: The Cavaliers finished 30-7 overall, 16-2 ACC (first). NCAA Sweet Sixteen.
Last Game: Boston College defeated Harvard in overtime, 64-57. Virginia defeated Clemson, 65-42.
He's a Dude: Justin Anderson, junior guard. Anderson has really come on strong this year for the Cavaliers, averaging 14.9 points and 4.6 rebounds a game this season. Last year, Anderson played in 37 games but started in just five, earning 2013-14 ACC Sixth Man of the Year by the ACSMA. From Montross, Virginia, Anderson was named the Gatorade Maryland Boys Basketball Player of the Year as a senior at Montrose Christian in Rockville, Maryland.
Fun Fact: Virginia coach Tony Bennett is still searching for his first ever coaching win in Chestnut Hill (0-3 all-time). BC is 4-1 at home against UVa and 7-2 at Conte Forum this year.