Boston College (6-17) at Georgia Tech (12-12)
The Sports Network
DATE & TIME: Thursday, February 13, 5 p.m. (ET)
FACTS & STATS: Site: McCamish Pavilion (8,600) -- Atlanta, Georgia. Television: ESPN3.com. Home Record: Boston College 4-6, Georgia Tech 8-5. Away Record: Boston College 1-8, Georgia Tech 4-5. Neutral Record: Boston College 1-3, Georgia Tech 0-2. Conference Record: Boston College 2-8, Georgia Tech 3-8. Series Record: Georgia Tech leads, 10-8.
GAME NOTES: Both the Boston College Eagles and Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets will try to end losing streaks as they meet in an Atlantic Coast Conference showdown at McCamish Pavilion.
This game was orgininally scheduled for Wednesday but moved due to inclement weather.
Boston College has lost three games in a row, and six of its last seven games altogether. The Eagles, at 2-8 in the conference standings, are fishing for a way out of the basement. They are coming off an 89-68 blowout loss to Duke in ACC play.
Georgia Tech has lost two in a row and four of its last five, including a 64-45 defeat at the hands of Virginia. At 3-8 in the ACC, the Yellow Jackets are only a half-game better than Boston College this season.
The Yellow Jackets hold a slim all-time series lead over the Eagles, 10-8, which includes a 68-60 victory at Chestnut Hill earlier this season on Jan. 21.
Boston College hung tough with Duke through the first 10 minutes of the game, as the Eagles used a 12-5 run to tie the contest at 16-16. The Blue Devils only went ahead 39-35 at the intermission, but exploded in the second half to earn the 21-point victory. Olivier Hanlan, who is one of the top scorers in the ACC this season, netted 25 points to pace Boston College. Ryan Anderson netted 12 points, and Joe Rahon chipped in 11.
Hanlan leads the team in scoring with an 18 ppg average, but is followed closely by Anderson's 15 ppg. Anderson connects on 50.9 percent of his shot attempts from the floor this season, and paces the Eagles with a 7.1 rpg mark. Hanlan and Anderson are the only two Eagles averaging double-digit point totals, but Rahon isn't far away with 9.6 ppg. Rahon leads the squad with 75 assists.
Georgia Tech failed to do much of anything against Virginia Saturday, as the Cavaliers surrendered just 45 points to the Yellow Jackets, who shot 36.7 percent from the floor in the loss. Chris Bolden was the only Georgia Tech player to score in double figures with 13 points. Daniel Miller netted nine points before fouling out, and Kammeon Holsey chipped in eight.
Trae Golden leads Georgia Tech in scoring this season with a 13.4 ppg average, but since the Tennessee transfer returned from injury against Virginia, his minutes were limited and he didn't register a point. Robert Carter also returned from an injury against the Cavs. Carter is the team's leading rebounder at 8.8 rpg with a healthy 9.9 ppg. Marcus Georges-Hunt scores 12.2 ppg, and Miller chips in 11.2 ppg with 8 rpg.
Boston College, other than the successful season of Hanlan, hasn't been able to string anything good together, especially on the road. Georgia Tech is getting some strong pieces back from injury, including its leading scorer.
Sports Network Predicted Outcome: Georgia Tech 68, Boston College 61
02/13 10:21:15 ET