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Jan. 31, 2014

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BC TRAVELS TO NOTRE DAME SATURDAY
• Boston College will take on Notre Dame for the first time as ACC members when it travels to South Bend on Saturday.
• This is the first meeting between the programs since 2005. Notre Dame holds an 11-10 lead in the all-time series.
• BC is 3-7 in South Bend and has lost its last five games there. The last Eagle win at Purcell Pavilion came in 1997.
• Boston College defeated Virginia Tech on Wednesday night, 76-52, to stop a three-game losing streak.
• The Irish has lost six of its last seven games, including a 68-53 loss to Virginia on Tuesday.
• Notre Dame is 10-4 at home this year.

BC SWEEPS SEASON SERIES WITH HOKIES
• Sophomore Joe Rahon led Boston College with 20 points as the Eagles defeated Virginia Tech, 76-52, in Conte Forum on Wednesday night.
• Rahon also had six assists and five rebounds. He was 7-for-11 from the floor and 5-for-8 from beyond the arc. Both his field goals and 3-pointers were season highs.
• Junior Ryan Anderson had 18 points, eight rebounds and a career-high five blocks. He was 6-for-8 from the floor.
• Junior Patrick Heckmann scored a season-high 14 points off the bench and sophomore Olivier Hanlan added 11.
• Boston College started the game on a 16-7 run in which both Heckmann and Rahon hit a pair of 3-pointers.
• The Eagles expanded its lead to 38-23 at the 4:05 mark thanks to a 12-4 run over 4:41. BC took a 46-33 lead into the half.
• The Eagles scored the first eight points of the second half to build their lead to 54-33. Hanlan hit consecutive 3-pointers to cap the run.
• The BC lead was never less than 20 points the rest of the way and reached 30 points, 76-46, with 6:39 left in the game.

NOTING THE WIN AGAINST VIRGINIA TECH
• The 24-point margin of victory was the second-largest for BC in ACC play since the Eagles began league play in 2005. The Eagles defeated Georgia Tech, 112-73, in 2008.
• Boston College hit 14 3-pointers in the game which tied a Conte Forum record. BC also hit 14 against Hartford on January 31, 2007. The Eagles hit 14 as a team last year in the ACC Tournament against Georgia Tech.
• BC matched a season-high with 19 assists and its seven turnovers were the second-fewest this year. The +12 assist number was the best all season.
• The Eagles' eight steals were a season high and seven blocks matched a season high.
• Boston College had a 24-1 advantage in points off turnovers in the game.
• The Eagles started the game 8-for-12 from the floor.
• BC was 7-for-12 from beyond the arc in the first 20 minutes.

ASSIST-TURNOVER RATIO
• Boston College has taken care of the ball the last two games, committing just 11 turnovers. It had a season-low four against Georgia Tech which was a Conte Forum record.
• The Eagles have committed single-digit turnovers in consecutive games for just the second time in the last three years. It also did it consecutively last season against NC State and Virginia Tech.
• BC has combined for 26 assists the last two games and matched a season high with 19 (on 24 baskets) against Virginia Tech.
• The Eagles have a 37-7 advantage in points off turnovers in the last two games and had a 24-1 margin against the Hokies.

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