On Friday, Boston College meets No. 9 Miami (FL). Tipoff is at 12 p.m. EST and you can catch it on ESPN 2 or ACC Network. The Eagles fell to the Hurricanes 72-50 on Feb. 5 and are 2-8 against them over the last four years.
Boston College is in eigth place in the ACC and Miami (FL) is in first. Both teams continue to fight for position.
In an 84-64 dismantling of Georgia Tech on Mar. 14, Olivier Hanlan put up 41 points and five rebounds for the Eagles. On top of his scoring average of 15.5 points per game, he delivers 4.2 rebounds per game. For the Hurricanes, Kenny Kadji put up 23 points and 12 rebounds in the 62-49 win over Clemson on Mar. 9. He is averaging 13.6 points and 6.9 rebounds per game. From a tempo-free perspective, Miami (FL) is strong in turnover percentage at 17.1. This is good enough for second in the conference and 26th in the nation.
StatSmack! Boston College is better than Miami (FL)
The Boston College scoring leader (Olivier Hanlan, 455 points) has more points than the Miami scoring leader (Shane Larkin, 410 points).
Over the past 10 years, Boston College has had more players drafted by the NBA than Miami (five vs. four).
Boston College has a much lower average debt at graduation according to Kiplinger than Miami ($19,514 vs. $24,396).
Property crime happens more often per capita in Coral Gables so you better protect your valuables if you visit (when compared to Chestnut Hill -- according to the FBI).