Game Preview: Boston College vs Penn State - SCACCHoops.com

Game Preview: Boston College vs Penn State

by SCACCHoops.com Staff

Posted: 11/28/2012 6:51:27 AM


 

11/28/2012 9:15:00 PM |  TV: ESPNU

Simulate This Game Again

 

Pence's Quick Thoughts

Is Penn State better than Bryant?  Yep. 

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Penn State hosts BC for the second consecutive year in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge, in what has become known as the "Flaming Bus 500."

Penn State takes on a young Boston College team (2-5) at the BJC tonight at 9:15pm. The Nittany Lions faced Steve Donahue's squad in last year's Big Ten/ACC Challenge, beating the Eagles on their own floor 62-54. This is Penn State's 12th Challenge appearance all-time, and they have won four of their last five in this competition.

If Penn State, who just defeated a decent Bucknell team is in for a rough season without Tim Frazier, then what does a healthy BC losing to Bryant University say about them? While the Eagles have defeated a major-conference team in Auburn (which is grasping at straws, to be honest), Donahue's third go-round appears to be a non-starter. However, that isn't to say the Eagles are completely devoid of talent.

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Team Stats

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Record Analysis

OpponentPenn StateBoston College
Overall12-127-17
Top 251-40-7
26-500-30-5
51-1001-30-1
101-2006-12-2
200+4-15-2

Matchup History

DateBoxRecap
11/30/2011 7:15:00 PMPenn State 62 - Boston College 54 


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