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Men's Hoops Hosts Maryland Thursday Night

Dec. 11, 2013

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• Boston College and Maryland will open their ACC campaigns on Thursday night when the two sides meet for the final time in regular season conference play.
• BC holds a 9-8 advantage in the all-time series and an 8-5 record as ACC counterparts.
• The Eagles lost their first two games in December on the road at Purdue and USC.
• Maryland has also lost its last two outings on the road at Ohio State and George Washington.
• The two teams split a pair of games last year with the home team winning both times.
• BC is 3-2 against the Terrapins in Chestnut Hill.

• Sophomore Joe Rahon recorded 11 points, nine assists and six rebounds as Boston College lost at USC, 78-62, on Sunday night in the Galen Center.
• Rahon's nine assists were a career high. Junior KC Caudill set career highs with 11 points and five rebounds. Junior Ryan Anderson led the team with 13 points.
• Boston College opened the game on an 11-4 run over the first 4:11. Anderson and Rahon combined for the 11 points and BC's California players scored the first 13. USC settled in and eventually tied the game, 20-20, midway through the half.
• BC responded with five-straight points, but then the Trojans responded with seven unanswered of their own to take their first lead with 3:45 left. D.J. Haley started the run with an and-one on a layup. Rahon hit a runner as time expired to tie the game, 32-32, at halftime.
• The Trojans started the second half on an 11-3 run to take a 43-35 lead at the 17:20 mark. The Eagles never cut the game to one possession the rest of the way.

• The teams split two games last season with the home team winning both times.
• Maryland won the first game at the Comcast Center, 64-59, on January 22.
• Junior Ryan Anderson led all scorers with 19 points while recording seven rebounds and three steals. Sophomore Olivier Hanlan tallied 18 points, seven rebounds and five assists.
• The Eagles won the second contest in Conte Forum, 69-58, on February 19.
• Hanlan scored 26 points to lead Boston College to the win. Over a nine-minute stretch in the second half, Hanlan scored 14 of BC's 22 points and made all of the Eagles' five field goals. Hanlan shot 9 of 14 from the floor and grabbed seven rebounds.
• Junior Eddie Odio recorded career highs with 11 rebounds and six blocks to go with eight points. Classmate Lonnie Jackson scored 13 points.
• The Eagles used two separate 17-5 runs in the second half to pull away from the Terrapins after trailing 33-26 at the half. BC went 16-for-16 from the line in the last 5:04 and made 21 of 22 from the stripe overall.
• In the two games, Hanlan averaged 22.0 points, 7.0 rebounds and 3.0 assists. Jackson averaged 11.0 points and Anderson averaged 10.5 points and 5.0 rebounds.

• Boston College established one of the toughest non-conference schedules in the country.
• BC's opponents in November are a combined 42-10 so far this year and two of them are nationally ranked: #9/12 Connecticut and #22/20 Massachusetts. Both of those teams are undefeated. Two other teams (Providence, Toledo) have eight wins.
• The Eagles' opposition in the month of December is a combined 32-13 with two teams reaching eight wins already.
• The record of all nine of BC's opponents so far is a combined 56-24. All of the Eagles opponents are a combined 170-56 - a .752 winning percentage.
• According to ESPN's Daily RPI, Boston College currently has the eighth toughest schedule in the nation.

• Junior Ryan Anderson is 14 points away from becoming the 40th player in Boston College history to reach the 1,000-point plateau.
• He has a total of 986 points (13.7 per game) in his career and scored 477 last year.

• Junior KC Caudill recorded 11 points, five rebounds and two assists in 21 minutes of play at USC.
• Caudill is from Brea, CA, which is about 25 miles from Los Angeles and the home of the Trojans.
• In front of friends and family, he set or tied career highs in points, rebounds, assists, field goals (3), free throws made and attempted (5-for-8), and minutes. • Entering the game, Caudill had not scored more than four points since January 19, 2012 at NC State - his freshman year.

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