Boston College Plays Host to Georgia Tech in Regular-Season Finale

Steve AugerAnalyst IIMarch 8, 2013

Mar 5, 2013; Clemson, SC, USA; Boston College Eagles guard Joe Rahon (25) forward Eddie Odio (4) and guard Olivier Hanlan (21) react during the first half against the Clemson Tigers at J.C. Littlejohn Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Joshua S. Kelly-USA TODAY Sports
Joshua S. Kelly-USA TODAY Sports

The Boston College Eagles play their regular season finale when they welcome the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets to the Silvio O. Conte Forum on Saturday at noon.

With a victory, BC will head into the Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament riding a three-game win streak. The Eagles got a three-pointer from Joe Rahon with less than 10 seconds to play to lift them past Virginia, and Olivier Hanlan poured in 24 points to lead BC to a road win at Clemson their last time out.

The Eagles (14-16, 6-11 ACC) and Yellow Jackets (16-13, 6-11 ACC) meet for the only time this season.  This is an important game for both teams in terms of seeding in the ACC Tournament as the two squads are tied in the standings, one game ahead of Clemson and Wake Forest. BC swept both games with Clemson and split with Wake.

Georgia Tech also comes into the game with momentum on its side as the Jackets defeated Miami on the road, 71-69, in its previous game on a tip-in at the buzzer by Marcus Georges-Hunt. The Jackets fought back from a 13-point second half deficit to steal the win and prevent the Hurricanes from clinching the ACC regular season championship outright on their home floor.

The Yellow Jackets struggle on offense. Georges-Hunt (10.2 PPG) and Robert Carter (10.1 PPG) are the only players averaging double figures in scoring. 

As a team, Georgia Tech scores 64 PPG, makes 42 percent of its shots, shoots 63.7 percent from the free-throw line and struggles to hit threes, shooting only 31.7 percent.

Hanlan has been lighting it up in BC’s two-game win streak averaging 18.5 PPG while Ryan Anderson has averaged a double-double with 13 points and 10 boards.

BC has also been getting it done from the free-throw line having converted 27-of-38 attempts, a 71 percent clip.