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Dec. 14, 2013

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BC HOSTS PHILAU
• Boston College will host Philadelphia University on Sunday at noon in the first ever meeting between the two programs.
• The Eagles enter the game on a three-game losing streak. They lost to Maryland on Thursday night, 88-80, in the ACC opener.
• Philadelphia has won four of its last five outings and faces Goldey-Beacom on Saturday afternoon.
• Boston College head coach Steve Donahue began his collegiate coaching career with the Rams, serving as an assisant to the legendary Herb Magee.
• Donahue was with the Rams from 1988-90 after coaching for Springfield (Pa.) High School and Monsignor Bonner High School. He moved from PhilaU to the University of Pennsylvania in 1990.

ANDERSON REACHES 1,000
• Junior Ryan Anderson became the 40th player in Boston College history to reach the 1,000-point plateau when he scored 14 points against Maryland.
• Anderson scored his 1,000th point on a baseline jumper that tied the score at 70-70.
• He is sitting on 1,000 points (13.7 per game) in his career and scored 477 last year.

OWENS HAS BEST GAME
• Freshman Garland Owens had the best game of his young career on Thursday night against Maryland.
• He recorded season highs with 16 points, six field goals and four 3-pointers.
• Owens was 6-for-8 from the floor and 4-for-5 from beyond the arc. He also had three boards.
• The Gaithersburg, MD product sparked a pair of runs off the bench against the Terrapins.
• The Eagles went on a 16-6 run to cut the deficit to 27-25 in the first half. Owens had half of those points with a dunk and a pair of 3-pointers.
• Owens then scored six of the eight BC unanswered points in the second half that gave BC its first lead at 57-56.

OPPONENTS RECORD
• Boston College established one of the toughest non-conference schedules in the country.
• BC's opponents in November are a combined 42-20 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 38-17 with two teams reaching eight wins already.
• The record of all 10 of BC's opponents so far is a combined 62-29. All of the Eagles opponents are a combined 186-72 - a .721 winning percentage.
• According to ESPN's Daily RPI, Boston College currently has the 10th toughest schedule in the nation.

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