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Men's Basketball Schedule Announced

John Oates and the Eagles open their season on Nov. 10.

John Oates and the Eagles open their season on Nov. 10.

Aug. 23, 2007

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In addition to 16 challenging league games, the Boston College men's basketball team will host Kansas, play at Michigan in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge and face Providence in Boston's TD Banknorth Garden, according to the schedule released by the school and the conference office.

The Eagles open the season against New Hampshire on Nov. 10 and close their five-game November slate with a game against the Wolverines in Ann Arbor in the ninth annual Big Ten/ACC Challenge on Nov. 28. Last winter, BC defeated Michigan State, 65-58, in Conte Forum in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge.

December features several games that will peak the interest of many BC fans. After playing long-time rival Providence College in the Hall of Fame Challenge in TD Banknorth Garden on Dec. 1, the Eagles will host St. Louis University, a Jesuit school coached by Rick Majerus, on Dec. 4.

BC begins Atlantic Coast Conference action against Maryland in the Comcast Center in College Park, Md., on Dec. 9. This game marks the third straight year that BC has opened its league schedule against the Terrapins. Two years ago, BC dropped a 73-71 decision to host Maryland in its first-ever ACC contest. Last winter, BC defeated the Terps, 73-62, in Conte Forum.

The Eagles return home for eight consecutive home dates - six non-league games followed by two league contests. The non-conference schedule is highlighted by a Dec. 12 game against Massachusetts, a Dec. 22 game against Northeastern, and a Jan. 5 ESPN-televised game against Kansas. The Jayhawks return four starters from last year's club that won 33 games.

BC resumes ACC play on Jan. 12 when Wake Forest visits Conte Forum. The Demon Deacons' visit kicks off a streak of 15 consecutive league contests to finish the season. A Jan. 15 game against Miami completes the Eagles' eight-game home stretch.

BC visits Tobacco Road for a nationally-televised game against North Carolina in Chapel Hill on Jan. 31, and then returns for a CBS-televised game against Duke on Feb. 9. The Eagles also make two trips to the Sunshine State, visiting Florida State on Feb. 23 and heading further south to play Miami on March 5.

BC hosts the Tar Heels on Saturday afternoon, March 1 and closes the regular season one week later with a Saturday afternoon, March 8 game against Georgia Tech. Both games will be shown nationally on ABC.

The 55th Annual ACC Tournament will be held at the Charlotte (N.C.) Bobcats Arena from March 13-16.

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