Boston College vs. Virginia: Full Game Preview

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Boston College vs. Virginia: Full Game Preview
Boston College
(9-9, 2-3 away)
Virginia
(13-5, 11-1 home)
Venue: John Paul Jones Arena
1:00PM ET / 10:00AM PT, January 26, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
Boston College R Anderson 16.5 R Anderson 9.4 J Rahon 3.8
Virginia J Harris 15.3 A Mitchell 9.0 J Evans 4.0

On Saturday, Virginia welcomes Boston College at John Paul Jones Arena. The game tips off at 1:00 EST and you can see it on RSN, ESPN3.com, CSN-BAL. The Cavaliers are 2-5 against the Eagles over the last four years. They won 66-49 on 1/26/2012 the last time they played.

Boston College is in 11th place in the ACC and Virginia is in 3rd place.

In a 74-58 dismantling of Virginia Tech on January 24th, Evan Nolte put up 18 points for the Cavaliers. He tallies 7.1 points per game and also adds 2.4 rebounds per game. The Eagles were defeated by Maryland 64-59 on January 22nd despite 18 points and 7 rebounds from Olivier Hanlan. He is averaging 14.0 points per game in addition to a team-best 1.2 steals per game. Boston College ranks 2nd in their conference in defensive rebounding percentage at 72.1, which also places them 44th in the country.

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  • The Virginia blocks leader (Darion Atkins) has more blocks than the Boston College blocks leader (Dennis Clifford).
  • Virginia has a much better NCSA Athletic Ranking than Boston College (#3 vs #63).
  • Virginia is a better three-point shooting team (38.1% vs 33.5%) than Boston College this season.
  • The Virginia scoring leader (Joe Harris) has more points than the Boston College scoring leader (Ryan Anderson).
  • Darion Atkins is ranked 6th in the ACC in blocks.
  • Diaper Dandies love us. Virginia has recruited more McDonald's All-Americans out of high school than Boston College (10 vs 1).
  • The Virginia steals leader (Akil Mitchell) has more steals than the Boston College steals leader (Joe Rahon).
  • Virginia is better at defending the three (28.9% allowed vs 34.8% allowed) than Boston College this season.
  • Virginia has a much lower out-of-state cost per year according to Kiplinger than Boston College ($43,593 vs $53,524).
  • Virginia embarrassed Boston College by 17 points the last time they played (Jan 26, 2012).
  • Akil Mitchell is ranked 36th nationally in rebounds.
BC Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B+ Ryan Anderson 33 17 9 1 1 1 1
B Olivier Hanlan 34 14 5 3 1 0 3
C+ Joe Rahon 36 10 3 4 1 0 2
C+ Lonnie Jackson 31 10 3 2 1 0 2
C P. Heckmann 25 8 3 2 1 1 1
C Dennis Clifford 20 5 5 0 0 1 1
D+ Andrew Van Nest 12 4 2 1 0 0 1
D Eddie Odio 13 3 2 0 0 0 0
D K.C. Caudill 5 1 1 0 0 0 0
D Steve Perpiglia 4 0 0 0 0 0 1
D Danny Rubin 6 1 1 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
UVA Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B Akil Mitchell 29 12 9 2 1 0 2
B Joe Harris 31 15 4 2 1 0 2
C Evan Nolte 22 7 2 1 1 1 1
C Justin Anderson 20 6 3 2 1 1 1
C Darion Atkins 22 7 4 1 1 2 1
C- Jontel Evans 22 3 2 4 1 0 2
C- Mike Tobey 13 6 2 0 0 1 1
C- Paul Jesperson 25 4 2 1 0 0 1
C- Teven Jones 20 3 1 2 1 0 1
D+ Caid Kirven 2 0 0 0 0 0 1
D Taylor Barnette 13 2 1 1 0 0 1
D Thomas Rogers 2 0 1 0 0 0 0
D Doug Browman 8 0 1 1 0 0 1
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