Boston College vs. Maryland: Full Game Preview

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Boston College vs. Maryland: Full Game Preview
Boston College
(9-8, 2-2 away)
Maryland
(14-4, 13-1 home)
Venue: Comcast Center
9:00PM ET / 6:00PM PT, January 22, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
Boston College R Anderson 16.4 R Anderson 9.5 J Rahon 3.9
Maryland A Len 13.3 A Len 7.9 P Howard 4.7

Maryland plays host to Boston College at Comcast Center on Tuesday. The game tips off at 9:00 EST and you can catch it on ESPN U. The Terrapins are 2-3 against the Eagles over the last four years. They won 81-65 on 2/16/2012 the last time they played.

Maryland is 8th in the ACC and Boston College is in 11th. Both teams continue to jockey for position.

The Terrapins fell 62-52 to North Carolina on January 19th. Dezmine Wells finished with 21 points and 5 rebounds in the loss. He contributes 4.4 rebounds per game in addition to his 12.2 points per game. For the Eagles, Olivier Hanlan finished with 17 points in the 60-59 loss to Miami (FL) on January 16th. He is averaging 13.8 points per game and leads the team in steals with 1.3 per game.

Maryland looks to have the advantage over Boston College in one significant area, rebounding, where the Terrapins have an edge over the Eagles, 43 per game to 34 per game. A key area of strength for Boston College is defensive rebounding percentage at 72.6, which ranks 2nd in their conference (and 37th nationally).

Boston College StatSmack

  • Maryland does a better job contesting shots (35.1% allowed vs 43.1% allowed) than Boston College this season.
  • Even computers respect Maryland more. We have a better RPI this season than Boston College (RPI: #78 vs #149).
  • Maryland players are more experienced than Boston College players (9,854 minutes played vs 7,123 minutes played).
  • Charles Mitchell is ranked 9th in the ACC in rebounds.
  • Maryland embarrassed Boston College by 16 points the last time they played (Feb 16, 2012).
  • Kids want to come here. Since 1998 Maryland has recruited more Top 50 high school players than Boston College (10 vs 0).
  • Maryland has a much lower in-state cost per year according to Kiplinger than Boston College ($19,040 vs $53,524).
  • Maryland allows fewer rebounds (29.5 allowed per game vs 32.5 allowed per game) than Boston College this season.
  • At least you keep showing up. Maryland has an average margin of victory of 10 over Boston College in 5 wins since 1983.
  • We make our fans proud. Maryland has a better record at home than Boston College this season (10-0 vs 7-2).
  • Maryland has a much better overall winning percentage over the last 5 years (0.637 to 0.524).
BC Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B+ Ryan Anderson 33 16 10 2 1 1 1
B Olivier Hanlan 34 14 4 2 1 0 2
C+ Joe Rahon 35 11 3 4 1 0 2
C+ Lonnie Jackson 31 10 3 2 1 0 2
C P. Heckmann 26 8 3 2 1 1 1
C Dennis Clifford 20 5 5 0 0 1 1
D+ Eddie Odio 13 3 2 0 0 0 0
D+ Andrew Van Nest 12 4 2 1 0 0 1
D K.C. Caudill 5 1 1 0 0 0 0
D Steve Perpiglia 4 0 0 0 0 0 1
D- Danny Rubin 5 1 0 0 0 0 0
F Drew Jacobs 3 0 0 0 0 0 1
F J. Cain Carney 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
MARY Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B+ Alex Len 26 13 8 1 0 2 2
B Dezmine Wells 26 12 4 3 1 1 3
C+ Nick Faust 24 9 4 3 1 0 2
C Seth Allen 22 8 2 3 1 0 2
C C. Mitchell 17 6 6 0 0 1 1
C James Padgett 18 6 4 1 0 0 1
C Pe`Shon Howard 24 4 3 5 1 0 2
C S. Cleare 14 5 3 0 0 0 1
C- Jake Layman 16 4 3 1 0 0 1
C- Logan Aronhalt 12 5 1 1 0 0 1
D John Auslander 4 1 1 0 0 0 1
D Conner Lipinski 2 1 0 0 0 0 0
D Jacob Susskind 2 0 1 0 0 0 0
D Spencer Barks 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
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