Virginia vs. Boston College: Full Game Preview

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Virginia vs. Boston College: Full Game Preview
Virginia
(20-8, 3-7 away)
Boston College
(12-16, 10-8 home)
Venue: Silvio O. Conte Forum
4:00PM ET / 1:00PM PT, March 03, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
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.

Boston College StatSmack

  • 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.
UVA Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
A Justin Miller 27 13 4 0 2 0 2
B+ Joe Harris 32 17 4 2 1 1 2
B Akil Mitchell 30 13 9 1 1 0 2
C+ Justin Anderson 22 7 3 2 1 1 1
C Jontel Evans 27 5 3 5 1 0 2
C Evan Nolte 21 7 3 1 1 1 1
C Darion Atkins 18 6 4 0 0 1 1
C Paul Jesperson 26 5 2 1 1 1 1
C Mike Tobey 14 7 3 0 0 1 1
D+ Teven Jones 15 3 1 1 1 0 1
D+ Taylor Barnette 11 3 1 1 0 0 1
D+ Caid Kirven 2 0 1 0 0 0 1
D Thomas Rogers 2 0 1 0 0 0 0
D Doug Browman 7 0 1 1 0 0 1
BC Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B Ryan Anderson 32 15 8 2 1 1 2
B Olivier Hanlan 34 14 4 2 1 0 2
C+ Joe Rahon 35 10 3 4 1 0 2
C Lonnie Jackson 31 10 3 2 1 0 2
C P. Heckmann 23 8 2 1 1 0 1
C- Eddie Odio 17 4 3 0 0 1 1
D+ Dennis Clifford 15 3 3 0 0 1 1
D Andrew Van Nest 11 3 2 0 0 0 1
D Danny Rubin 7 1 1 0 0 0 0
D K.C. Caudill 4 1 1 0 0 0 0
D Steve Perpiglia 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
D- Drew Jacobs 3 0 0 0 0 0 0
F J. Cain Carney 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
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