Game 7: Boston College-Providence Basketball Gameday


Boston College has a chance to show something in the way of progress to their home fans on Providence basketball gameday.

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The Eagles won their last game against Marist and have gotten back to the .500 mark, but Providence, the Big East champions in 2014, are going to be a much tougher team to beat.

Granted, the Friars no longer have Bryce Cotton, but at 6-1, they must be doing something right. Ed Cooley’s men are also 2-0 against the ACC so far this season, having beaten the stuffing out of Florida State and then winning a nailbiter over Notre Dame at Mohegan Sun.

Boston College is 2-0 at home this season, which is not saying a whole lot considering their wins are New Hampshire and Marist. Taking down the Friars will be a much more impressive accomplishment, and the Vegas bookies think it is as least possible: as of Thursday night, Providence were only 4.5-point favorites on the Eagles’ home court.

Fans are going to be asked to participate in a “white out” — considering Providence’s colors include white, it might not have the same impact, but at least everyone in Conte Forum will be wearing the same color.

Follow @SoaringtoGlory for updates on the game.

Boston College-Providence Basketball Gameday:
Game Info

7:00pm Eastern

Conte Forum, Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts

ESPN3 (Eric Frede, Malcolm Huckaby)

BC IMG Sports Network (Online link)
(Jon Meterparel, Danya Abrams)

Records and Rankings
Boston College is unranked and 3-3 on the season. On Monday night, they defeated the Marist Red Foxes, 79-61.

Providence is 6-1 this season; though they are unranked, they received votes in both polls and is ostensibly 29th in the nation. They were defeated by #1 Kentucky, 58-38, on Sunday.

Most Recent Results vs. Providence Basketball
Friday, November 8, 2013: Providence wins, 82-78 (OT; at Providence)

109th meeting between Boston College and Providence; Friars lead all-time series, 59-49. Providence is Boston College’s second most-faced team in program history.