Today’s game marks the 103rd all-time meeting between the Friars and Boston College. PC defeated the Eagles, 98-89, in overtime last season as part of the Hartford Hall of Fame Showcase played at the
TD Banknorth Garden in Boston. The Friars have won the last two contests between the two teams. In the all-time series, Providence holds a 57-45 lead. PC is 35-15 all-time at home against Boston College, 19-27 on the road and 3-3 on neutral courts against the Eagles. The two teams first met on February 16, 1942 when the Friars earned a 64-37 win at the Rhode Island Coliseum. The last time the teams met at Conte Forum, BC earned a 69-60 win on January 8, 2005. PC’s last victory at Conte Forum was 61-52 win on February 14, 2004.
The Eagles are far from a one-man team. In fact, through the season’s first 10 games, BC has benefited greatly from a balanced attack. So far, five different players have topped the team in scoring at least once — led by Tyrese Rice (five times) and Rakim Sanders (twice). Four players — Sanders, Josh Southern, Joe Trapani and Corey Raji — have recorded at least one double-digit rebounding effort. Southern and Trapani have both registered two double-figure rebounding games.