Virginia vs. Boston College: Full Game Preview
|Virginia||J Harris 17.3||A Mitchell 8.8||J Evans 5.2|
|Boston College||R Anderson 15.3||R Anderson 8.1||J Rahon 3.7|
On Sunday, Virginia travels to Silvio O. Conte Forum to take on Boston College. It gets started at 4 p.m. EST and you can see it on ACC Network or ESPN3.com. The Cavaliers defeated the Eagles 65-51 on Jan. 26 and are 3-5 against them over the past four years.
Virginia is currently in third place in the ACC and Boston College is in 11th.
In a 73-68 triumph over Duke on Feb. 28, Joe Harris put up 36 points and 7 rebounds for the Cavaliers. He leads the team with 17.3 points per game. The Eagles were defeated by NC State 82-64 on Feb. 27 despite 16 points from Lonnie Jackson. He contributes 2.9 rebounds per game in addition to his 9.8 points per game.
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- Virginia has a better scoring defense (54.5 allowed per game vs. 68.9 allowed per game) than Boston College this season.
- Joe Harris is ranked 2nd in the ACC in points and 4th in the ACC in three-pointers.
- Since 1998, Virginia has recruited more Top 50 high school players than Boston College (nine vs. zero).
- Virginia is ranked higher than Boston College in the ACC (No. 3 vs. No. 11).
- The Virginia rebounding leader (Akil Mitchell, 247 rebounds) has more rebounds than the Boston College rebounding leader (Ryan Anderson, 219 rebounds).
- Diaper Dandies love Virginia. Virginia has recruited more McDonald's All-Americans out of high school than Boston College (10 vs. 1).
- Virginia has a better record at home than Boston College this season (17-1 vs. 10-6).
- Virginia does a better job contesting shots (38.5 percent allowed vs. 45.4 percent allowed) than Boston College this season.
- Virginia has a much better NCSA Athletic Ranking than Boston College (No. 3 vs. No. 63).
- Virginia has a much lower in-state cost per year according to Kiplinger than Boston College ($20,647 vs. $53,524).
- Akil Mitchell is ranked 48th nationally in rebounds.
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