Rankings: Notre Dame (10/10), Boston College (NR)
Day & Time: Wednesday, February 4, 2015, 7:00 p.m.
Arena: Joyce Center, Notre Dame, Ind.
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)
Notre Dame News: One Foot Down
All-Time Series: 13-10, Notre Dame
First Meeting: Notre Dame 74, Boston College 66 (February 7, 1963)
Last Meeting: Notre Dame 73, Boston College 69 (February 16, 2014)
Last Meeting at Joyce Center: Notre Dame 76, Boston College 73 (OT) (February 1, 2014)
Last Five Meetings:
L - Notre Dame 73, Boston College 69 (February 16, 2014)
L - Notre Dame 76, Boston College 73 (OT) (February 1, 2014)
L - Notre Dame 68, Boston College 65 (February 8, 2005)
W - Boston College 76, Notre Dame 69 (February 4, 2004)
L - Notre Dame 101, Boston College 96 (OT) (January 25, 2003)
Common Opponents: all the ACC ones, Binghamton (BC W, Notre Dame W), Massachusetts (BC L, Notre Dame W), Providence (BC W, Notre Dame L)
School Connections: Boston College senior forward Alex Dragicevich began his collegiate career at Notre Dame before transferring to BC for the 2012-13 season. At Notre Dame, Dragicevich was one of three players to appear in all 34 games in 2011-12; making 10 starts and averaging 6.6 points, 1.8 rebounds and 1.2 assists per game. Scored in double figures seven times.
Notable Alumni: Condoleezza Rice, Knute Rockne, Joe Montana, Steve Bartman, Rudy
Head Coaches: BC: Jim Christian (1st year, 9-11); Notre Dame: Mike Brey (15th year, 318-160)
Last Year: The Irish finished 15-17 overall, 6-12 ACC, tied for 12th place in the ACC.
Last Game: Boston College fell to Clemson, 64-59. Notre Dame fell to Pittsburgh, 76-72.
He's a Dude: Jerian Grant, senior guard. The Irish's leading returning scorer, preseason All-ACC selection and National Player of the Year candidate missed the second half of last season after he left school "due to an academic manner that [he] did not handle properly" -- a situation very similar to Irish QB Everett Golson. Grant picked up where he left off for his senior year -- averaging 17.3 points and 6.3 assists per game. He's hit the 20+ point mark in three of his last five games, and eight times in total, this season.