Holy Cross vs. Boston College: Full Game Preview

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Holy Cross vs. Boston College: Full Game Preview
Holy Cross
(7-5, 4-4 away)
Boston College
(6-5, 5-4 home)
Venue: Silvio O. Conte Forum
2:00PM ET / 11:00AM PT, December 29, 2012
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
Holy Cross D Dudzinski 15.1 D Dudzinski 7.3 J Burrell 2.6
Boston College R Anderson 16.1 R Anderson 9.7 J Rahon 4.0

Boston College has a distinct advantage over Holy Cross in one significant stat, scoring, where the Eagles appear to have the edge over the Crusaders, 67 pts/game to 60 pts/game. Last season, the Eagles lost to the Crusaders 86-64. Over the last four seasons, Boston College is 1-1 against Holy Cross, including 1-0 at home.

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  • Boston College has a much better NCSA Athletic Ranking than Holy Cross (#63 vs #236).
  • Even computers respect Boston College more. We have a better RPI this season than Holy Cross (RPI: #128 vs #187).
  • Boston College has a better overall winning percentage over the last 5 years (0.518 to 0.429).
  • AP voters think more highly of Boston College and have put us in the AP Top 25 more often over the past 10 years than Holy Cross (43 vs 3).
  • We win when it counts, too. Boston College has more NCAA Tournament wins over the last 10 years than Holy Cross (5 vs 0).
  • Boston College is taller. The average height of the top 8 players on Boston College is 78.4 inches compared to 76.6 inches for Holy Cross.
  • The Boston College three-point leader (Lonnie Jackson) has more three-pointers than the Holy Cross three-point leader (Justin Burrell).
  • Diaper Dandies love us. Boston College has recruited more McDonald's All-Americans out of high school than Holy Cross (1 vs 0).
  • At least you keep showing up. Boston College has an average margin of victory of 16 over Holy Cross in 24 wins since 1980.
HC Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B Dave Dudzinski 28 15 7 1 1 1 2
C+ Phil Beans 28 10 5 1 0 0 1
C+ Justin Burrell 30 14 2 3 0 0 3
C Jordan Stevens 32 6 3 2 1 0 2
C Malcolm Miller 27 5 5 2 1 1 2
C Cullen Hamilton 23 6 3 1 0 0 1
D+ Eric Obeysekere 19 4 6 1 1 1 1
D+ Isaiah Baker 4 0 1 0 0 1 0
D Taylor Abt 13 3 2 0 0 1 0
D Dee Goens 11 1 2 2 0 0 1
D C. Morgan 3 1 1 0 0 0 0
D P. Kerrigan 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
D De`Vaughn Reid 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
D- Chris Jayne 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
BC Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B Ryan Anderson 32 16 10 1 1 1 2
B- Olivier Hanlan 34 13 4 2 1 0 3
C+ Joe Rahon 35 10 3 4 1 0 3
C Dennis Clifford 21 6 5 0 0 2 1
C P. Heckmann 25 8 3 2 1 0 2
C Lonnie Jackson 29 7 3 2 1 0 1
D+ Andrew Van Nest 14 5 3 1 0 0 1
D Eddie Odio 14 3 3 0 0 0 0
D K.C. Caudill 5 1 1 0 0 0 0
D- Danny Rubin 6 1 1 0 0 0 0
F Drew Jacobs 5 1 0 0 1 0 1
F J. Cain Carney 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
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