Game 5: Boston College-Dayton Basketball Gameday


Dayton basketball gameday for the Boston College Eagles presents an opportunity to get out of Puerto Rico with a second win there.

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The Eagles face the Dayton Flyers in the third-place game of the 2014 Puerto Rico Tip-Off, after both teams went down to defeat on Friday in their respective semifinal matchups.

Boston College got a win in Puerto Rico already, having upset the New Mexico Lobos on Thursday night, but a second win would be a nice touch for a program coming off of one of its worst seasons ever.

The Eagles have a star in junior guard Olivier Hanlan, who has shown so far how good he can be, and also cause stressful thoughts of fans: if he was not here, there is no telling where Boston College basketball would be right now.

Under the new coaching regime of Jim Christian, given only four games of analysis, the Eagles have been more attentive to defense than under Steve Donahue, though when they are defended, they continue to struggle with the press and turnovers are an issue.

Dayton was an Elite Eight team last year, and they are not to be taken lightly.

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Boston College-Dayton Basketball Gameday:
Game Info

4:30pm Eastern

Roberto Clemente Coliseum, San Juan, Puerto Rico


BC IMG Sports Network (Online link)

Records and Rankings
Boston College is unranked and 2-2 on the season, having lost to the West Virginia Mountaineers on Friday by a 70-66 score.

Dayton is 2-1 and also unranked; on Friday, they fell to the Connecticut Huskies, 75-64.

Most Recent Results vs. Dayton Basketball
November 16, 2012: Dayton wins, 87-71 (at Charleston Classic)