Feb. 7, 2014
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BC HOSTS #11/11 DUKE ON ESPN
Boston College hosts Duke on Saturday at 6 p.m. in the only meeting between the teams this year.
The Blue Devils won both times last year but the Eagles took them to the wire in Conte Forum, losing 62-61.
In that game's final possession, sophomore Olivier Hanlan drove into the lane from left to right. His jump shot from just inside the right elbow hit the back rim and the Eagles could not corral the rebound for a final shot.
Boston College has lost its last two games, and both were on the road at Notre Dame and #20/21 Virginia.
BC won its last home game against Virginia Tech, 76-52, on January 29.
Duke is 2-3 on the road this year and one of BC's two wins against the Blue Devils has come at home.
BC LOSES AT VIRGINIA, 77-67
Junior Ryan Anderson scored a game-high 20 points as Boston College lost at Virginia on Wednesday night, 77-67, at John Paul Jones Arena.
Anderson also had a game-high seven rebounds.
Junior Lonnie Jackson tallied 12 points while sophomore Olivier Hanlan scored 14 points - all in the second half.
Virginia made the first big run of the game by scoring 15 unanswered points over 6:42 to take a 20-5 lead at the 9:52 mark.
With the Cavalier lead at 30-17, UVa closed out the first half on a 10-4 run to build a 40-21 advantage at the break.
A 7-0 BC run cut the deficit to 47-33 at the 13:26 mark of the second half. Hanlan and freshman Garland Owens hit a pair of 3-pointers in that span.
UVa was up 71-52 with 4:47 left before BC cut the lead down to 73-67 with 39 seconds left - a 15-2 run.
Malcolm Brogdon hit two free throws and the Eagles did not convert on the next trip down the floor, which sealed the game.
BC SCHEDULE RANKED 2nd TOUGHEST BY KENPOM
Boston College established one of the toughest non-conference schedules in the country this season.
BC's opponents in November are a combined 95-64 this year and #22/RV Connecticut is ranked in the latest AP poll. UMass, Toledo, Providence and Connecticut each have at least 16 victories.
The Eagles' opposition in the month of December is a combined 84-49 with VCU reaching 19 wins already.
The record of all 22 of BC's opponents so far is a combined 298-170. All of the Eagles opponents are a combined 388-215 - a .643 winning percentage.
According to the 2014 Pomeroy College Basketball Ratings, Boston College has the second toughest schedule in the country.