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.
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.