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.
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.