Game 10: Boston College-USC Basketball Gameday


When USC football came to Boston College, it was big news. When USC basketball comes, it will be a chance for a fifth-straight win. Can the Eagles pull the sweep of the Trojans in Chestnut Hill?

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Boston College Eagles

Finals break is over for the Eagles and Santa Claus is on his way in just a few days. Will he bring Boston College their seventh win of the season?

The opponent is a familiar one, as Boston College played USC in hoops last season as well. BC lost that game by 16 points out in Los Angeles, just as they got smoked in the football game there in September. Perhaps the Eagles are due to turn the tables on the Trojans, winning the football meeting and now the basketball meeting on their own campus.

USC has a winning record, but has not been great. Three of their four losses are questionable: Portland State, Akron, and Army. Just like the Eagles, they also beat New Mexico, but that is roughly where their quality wins end. The Trojans have played an unremarkable non-conference schedule and look like they will not be much more than a .500 team overall this season.

This is a winnable game for the Eagles, who have won six already, despite some inconsistent play during their last two victories over very bad America East opposition.

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Boston College-USC Basketball Gameday:
Game #10 Info

4:00pm Eastern

Conte Forum, Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts

ESPNU (Bob Picozzi, Tim Welsh)

WEEI 850AM (Online link)
(Jon Meterparel, Danya Abrams)

Records and Rankings
Boston College is unranked and has a 6-3 record on the season. They have won their last four in a row; on December 14, they defeated Binghamton, 63-49. This is the Eagles’ fifth game of a six-game homestand.

USC is also unranked, holding a 6-4 record. Their four-game win streak was snapped by Army in an 85-77 overtime loss on December 13.

Boston College and USC Basketball Top Performers

Boston College’s leading point-scorers are Olivier Hanlan (16.1), Aaron Brown (15.2), and Dimitri Batten (8.4). Leading in rebounding are Dennis Clifford (5.7) and Patrick Heckmann (5.1).

USC is led in scoring by Jordan McLaughlin (14.0), Nikola Jovanovic (11.3), and Katin Reinhardt (10.5). Their top rebounders are Jovanovic and Darion Clark, both with 8.4 per game.

As a freshman, Jovanovic had 15 points and seven rebounds in the win over Boston College in 2013.

Most Recent Results vs. USC Basketball
March 20, 2009: USC wins, 72-55 (NCAA Tournament)
December 8, 2013: USC wins, 78-62 (at USC)