Boston College basketball looks to get back on the winning track today on UMass-Lowell basketball gameday.
Eagles athletics could use a pick-me-up after the misery of the Pinstripe Bowl on Saturday; this is not a premium matchup by any stretch, but it does present an opportunity for a win before conference play begins.
UMass-Lowell basketball makes its first trip to Conte Forum; UMass-Lowell has been there many times with the layer of ice down, but as the River Hawks are only in their second season as a Division I school, the schools have never before met in hoops. UML’s transition as a fully-fledged Division I member completes in 2017.
The River Hawks have some familiar faces on their bench as they undertake their new journey. Pat Duquette, a longtime assistant of Al Skinner on the Heights, is their head coach. Biko Paris, a four-year player at Boston College, is an assistant coach. Finally, Louis Hinnant, another four-year Eagle starter and a part of the great BC teams of the mid-2000s, is Director of Basketball Operations.
You gotta admit, that’s pretty awesome.
What would not be awesome is if the Eagles, coming off of a loss to USC, let UMass-Lowell win. The aforementioned game against the Trojans last week was the first so far this year where Boston College looked truly bad in defeat. Will the Eagles right the ship in their afternoon showing?
Follow @SoaringtoGlory for updates on the game; we will be tweeting and Instagramming live from Conte Forum.
Boston College-UMass-Lowell Basketball Gameday:
Game #11 Info
Conte Forum, Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts
ESPN3 (Eric Frede, Malcolm Huckaby)
WEEI 850AM (Online link)
(Jon Meterparel, Danya Abrams)
Boston College Eagles
Records and Rankings
Boston College is unranked and enters the game with a 6-4 record, including 5-1 at home. Last Sunday, they lost to USC, 75-71. This is their final game of a six-game homestand.
UMass-Lowell basketball from America East has a 6-5 record. Last Saturday, the River Hawks lost to Duquesne, 79-63 and have dropped three in a row by double-digits.
Boston College and UMass-Lowell Basketball Top Performers
Olivier Hanlan leads Boston College with 16 points per game, but transfer Aaron Brown is just behind with 15.5. Patrick Heckmann is third with 8.5 points while Dimitri Batten has 8.3 per game.
Dennis Clifford is BC’s leading rebounder with six per contest; Heckmann is next with five per game while Hanlan and Eddie Odio each have 3.9.
Jahad Thomas leads UMass-Lowell in scoring with 14.6 points per game, while Marco Banegas-Flores has 10.5. Lance Crawford is third with 9.7 ppg. Thomas is also the team’s top rebounder at 5.5 per game, tied with Kerry Weldon.
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