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Feb. 15, 2014

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BC HOSTS NOTRE DAME SUNDAY NIGHT
• Boston College will take on Notre Dame on Sunday night at 6 p.m. in Conte Forum - the first time the Fighting Irish have been in Chestnut Hill since 2004.
• Notre Dame won the first meeting this month back on February 1, 76-73, in overtime. Eric Atkins hit a 3-pointer with two seconds left in the extra session to give the Irish the win.
• BC is 7-3 at home against Notre Dame. The Irish is winless on the road this season at 0-6.
• Boston College is coming off of a 74-71 loss at Georgia Tech. Marcus Georges-Hunt hit a 3-pointer with 0.7 seconds left for the Yellow Jacket victory.
• The Irish defeated Clemson in double overtime on Tuesday night, 68-64.

BC FALLS AT GEORGIA TECH IN LAST SECOND
• Marcus Georges-Hunt hit a 3-pointer with 0.7 seconds left to push Georgia Tech past Boston College, 74-71, on Thursday night at McCamish Pavilion.
• Sophomore Olivier Hanlan scored a game-high 21 points.
• Junior Ryan Anderson recorded 13 points, four assists and a career-high four steals. Sophomore Joe Rahon scored 11 points and dished our four assists.
• Hanlan sparked the first run of the game with Boston College trailing, 16-13. He scored eight of the nine unanswered Eagle points to put them ahead, 22-16.
• BC held the lead the rest of the half, but Georgia Tech was able to cut the deficit to one at the break, 35-34.
• Boston College controlled much of the second half and led 69-64 with 3:18 left after a Rahon layup.
• Georgia Tech scored the next six points to take a 70-69 lead with 22 seconds left.
• Hanlan hit a baseline jumper with three seconds left to give the lead back to BC, but Georges-Hunt sealed the win with a 3-pointer with 0.7 seconds left.

LAST TIME AT NOTRE DAME
• Notre Dame's Eric Atkins hit a 3-pointer in the final seconds to lead Notre Dame to a 76-73 overtime win against BC on February 1.
• Junior Ryan Anderson had 21 points, six rebounds and 3 assists. He was 9-for-10 from the foul line.
• Junior Lonnie Jackson recorded 15 points and three assists while sophomore Joe Rahon had 13 points and four rebounds.
• BC scored the first six points of the second half to build a 35-26 lead - the largest of the game.
• Notre Dame responded by going on a 10-2 run over the next three minutes to cut the deficit to one.
• BC had a 66-63 lead with 16 seconds left in regulation. Garrick Sherman hit a bucket to cut the deficit to one. After BC missed the front end of a 1-and-1, Atkins was fouled with 0.7 seconds left.
• He hit the first of a 1-and-1 and then missed the second to force overtime.
• Anderson hit a pair of free throws with 35 seconds left in overtime to tie the game, 73-73.
• Atkins waited until the last moment to take the final shot and connected on the game-winner.

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 103-69 this year and #24/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 88-56 with VCU reaching 20 wins already.
• All of the Eagles opponents are a combined 414-238 - a .635 winning percentage.
• According to the 2014 Pomeroy College Basketball Ratings, Boston College has the second toughest schedule in the country.

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