Boston College is going to take a trip to the Big East era tonight in Puerto Rico as they face West Virginia basketball.
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Those of us who remember the rivalry that used to exist between these teams will get to see them play for the first time since 2005 at the Puerto Rico Tip-Off.
Last night, Boston College earned a solid win over the New Mexico Lobos, 69-65, while West Virginia blew out the George Mason Patriots en route to a meeting with the Eagles in the semifinals.
West Virginia could have expected to be in this situation, but having already won a game, Boston College is already playing with the house’s money, so to speak. Anything from here on is gravy, but West Virginia is a very good basketball team whose defense has been solid. They are shooting poorly to start the year, but they have athletes and they will make Boston College have to keep up with them.
Do the Eagles find a way again tonight, or do the Mountaineers pick up where they left off in the 2005 Big East Tournament and beat Boston College again?
Follow @SoaringtoGlory for updates on the game.
Boston College-West Virginia Basketball Gameday:
Roberto Clemente Coliseum, San Juan, Puerto Rico
ESPN2 or ESPNU
BC IMG Sports Network (Online link)
Records and Rankings
Boston College is unranked and 2-1 on the season, having defeated the New Mexico Lobos yesterday by a 69-65 score.
West Virginia is now 3-0 on the year but are not ranked; last night, they beat the George Mason Patriots, 91-65.
Most Recent Results vs. West Virginia Basketball
March 10, 2005: West Virginia wins, 78-72 (at 2005 Big East Tournament)