Feb 1, 2014; South Bend, IN, USA; Boston College Eagles coach Steve Donahue yells towards his team while playing against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish during the first half of the game at Joyce Center. Mandatory Credit: Marc Lebryk-USA TODAY Sports

Notre Dame Basketball Preview: Notre Dame @ Boston College

Notre Dame Basketball

Tonight, Notre Dame takes on Boston College, a fellow bottom dweller. The Eagles have still not won a game since the Irish defeated Boston College on an Eric Atkins buzzer beater. The game will be televised on ESPNU at 6:00 p.m. The Eagles are coming off a 71-74 defeat at the hands of Georgia Tech.

Scoring Offense (69.9 points per game)

Oliver Hanlan leads the Eagles with 18.2 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 73.6 points per contest

Scoring Defense (74.6 points per game)

The Eagles have played consistently better defense in ACC than in their non-conference play. However, they have faded recently allowing 76, 77, 89 and 74 in their last four games. Notre Dame yields 70.3 points per game.

Rebounding Margin (-3.9 rebounds per game)

The Eagles are lead by 6’8″ Junior Forward Ryan Anderson with 6.9 rebounds per contest. Oliver Hanlan is second on the team with 3.6 rebounds per game. The Eagles rank 308th in rebounding margin. Notre Dame out rebounds its opponents 3.2 rebounds per game.

Assists (12.8 assists per game)

Sophomore Guard Joe Rahon averages 3.3 assists and Sophomore Guard Oliver Hanlan averages 2.9 assists per game. Notre Dame dishes out 15.6 assists per contest.

Notre Dame has not won on the road against an ACC opponent since joining the conference. They also have not won back to back games in conference play. Tonight, they will break through.

Notre Dame: 75 – Boston College: 74

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