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Feb. 21, 2014

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BC SEEKS ANOTHER ROAD WIN AT MIAMI
• Boston College is back on the road after taking down previously undefeated #1/1 Syracuse on Wednesday night at the Carrier Dome. This time it travels to Coral Gables to face Miami on Saturday afternoon at the BankUnited Center.
• It will be the only meeting this season between the two teams. The Hurricanes won both games last year, including a 72-50 victory at home.
• BC took Miami to the limit earlier last season in Conte Forum but lost, 60-59.
• The Eagles stopped a five-game losing streak with their win against the Orange.
• Miami beat Notre Dame at home on Wednesday night and has won two of its last three.
• The Hurricanes are 6-8 in the BankUnited Center this season and have won the last seven against BC.

LAST TIME at MIAMI
Ryan Anderson recorded 14 points and 11 rebounds as Boston College lost to #8/11 Miami, 72-50, at the BankUnited Center on February 5, 2013.
Olivier Hanlan scored 16 points on 8 of 14 shooting. Lonnie Jackson had nine points on a trio of 3-pointers.
• The Hurricanes opened the game with a 12-5 lead, but a basket from Anderson cut Miami's lead to 12-7 just over six minutes into the contest. From there Miami went on a 13-3 run, gaining a 25-10 edge at the 6:58 mark before Danny Rubin hit a 3-pointer to stop the streak.
• A jump hook from Eddie Odio trimmed the Hurricanes' lead to 10, 28-18, with just under three minutes left in the opening period. The Eagles remained within 10 points at the half as Jackson connected on a 3-pointer with five seconds remaining to cut Miami's lead to 33-23.
• The Eagles scored the second half's first four points on an inside basket from Anderson and a long 2-pointer from Hanlan to pull within 33-27. Miami's Kenny Kadji then scored 10 points during a 12-2 run to help the Hurricanes build a 45-29 advantage just under seven minutes into the period.
• Baskets from Hanlan and Odio cut Miami's edge to 50-35 with 8:47 left, but the Hurricanes responded with eight straight points to take a 58-35 lead with 7:12 remaining in the game. Miami held a lead as large as 28 inside of the last two minutes.

BC TAKES DOWN THIRD #1
• Boston College defeated #1/1 Syracuse at the Carrier Dome on Wednesday night. It was the third win over a top-ranked team in program history. The other two were both against North Carolina: 2009 in Chapel Hill and 2004 in the NCAA Tournament in Landover, Maryland.
• Villanova is the only other team to defeat a #1 Syracuse team on its home floor. The Wildcats did it in 1990.
• Boston College hit 11 3-pointers in the game and 10 2-pointers. It was the fourth time BC has hit more threes than twos this season.
• BC was 2-for-8 from beyond the arc in the first half. In the second half and overtime, it went 9-for-16.
• The Eagles committed 12 first half turnovers which led to 17 Syracuse points. In the second half and overtime, BC turned it over just five times for four Orange points.
• Junior Lonnie Jackson entered the game shooting 56 percent from the foul line (9-for-16). He is the top 3-point shooter in ACC play but has not gotten many chances at the stripe. Syracuse fouled him twice for 1-and-1 opportunities in the final 26 seconds. He hit all four foul shots.

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