Jan 29, 2014; Chestnut Hill, MA, USA; Boston College Eagles guard Patrick Heckmann (33) and guard Joe Rahon (25) celebrate a basket during the second half against the Virginia Tech Hokies at Silvio O. Conte Forum. Boston College Eagles won 76-52. Mandatory Credit: Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports

Notre Dame Basketball Preview: Boston College @ Notre Dame

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Tomorrow, Notre Dame takes on Boston College, a fellow bottom dweller. The Eagles hold a 6-14 record. The game will be televised on ESPN3 at 12:00 p.m. The Eagles are coming off a 52-76 victory against Virginia Tech.

Scoring Offense (69.9 points per game)

Oliver Hanlan leads the Eagles with 18.6 points per game. The Sophomore Guard had his best performance against Florida Atlantic where he scored 38 points in an Eagles victory. Notre Dame averages 75.2 points per contest

Scoring Defense (73.7 points per game)

The Eagles have played consistently better defense in ACC than in their non-conference play. In ACC play, the Eagles are only allowing 65.3 points per game as opposed to their much higher non-conference total. Notre Dame yields 70.8 points per game.

Rebounding Margin (-2.1 rebounds per game)

The Eagles are lead by 6’8″ Junior Forward Ryan Anderson with 7.2 rebounds (2.1 offensive and 5.2 defensive) per contest. Oliver Hanlan is second on the team with 3.8 rebounds per game. The Eagles rank 265th in rebounding margin. Notre Dame out rebounds its opponents 3.2 rebounds per game.

Assists (12.9 assists per game)

Rahon and Hanlan each average over 3 assists per game. Sophomore Guard Joe Rahon averages 3.3 assists and Sophomore Guard Oliver Hanlan averages 3 assists per game. Notre Dame dishes out 16 assists per contest.

This game gives Notre Dame their best opportunity in the upcoming games to land a victory. Boston College is an extremely inept team beside Sophomore Guard Oliver Hanlan who is a stat sheet stuff. Notre Dame should win. Final score: Boston College 66-Notre Dame 78

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