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Boston College vs. Dartmouth: Eagles seeking fifth straight win to close 2012

Ryan Anderson and the Boston College Eagles (7-5) hope to end 2012 with their fifth straight win as they face the Dartmouth Big Green (2-8) on Monday at Conte Forum in Chestnut Hill, MA.

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Ryan Anderson and the recently surging Boston College Eagles (7-5) seek to end 2012 with a bang as they host the Dartmouth Big Green (2-8) on New Year's Eve at Conte Forum in Chestnut Hill, MA.

The Eagles and Big Green will be meeting for the 28th time on Monday, and Boston College holds an 18-9 edge in the all-time series. In addition, BC holds a 5-1 record in games played on Dec. 31.

Boston College has been on a roll in the month of December, posting a 4-1 record since the turn of the calendar. The Eagles have won four in a row and five out of their last six games. Monday's contest against Dartmouth is the Eagles' final non-conference game of the 2012-13 regular season. BC opens conference play against the N.C. State Wolfpack on Jan. 5 in Chestnut Hill.

Anderson continues to lead the Eagles in scoring (16.3 PPG) and rebounding (9.7 PPG) while freshmen guards Olivier Hanlan (12.9 PPG, 4.2 RPG, 2.0 APG) and Joe Rahon (10.3 PPG, 4.2 APG, 3.1 RPG, 1.1 SPG) continue to have successful rookie seasons. Patrick Heckmann has performed nicely as the team's sixth man for the majority of the season, scoring 9.3 points per game. Boston College is averaging 68 points per game and shooting 43.5 percent.

Dartmouth enters the game having lost five in a row and eight out of its previous nine tilts. The Big Green's lone win in the month came on Dec. 1 against the Longwood Lancers, 61-53. Dartmough features two double-digit scorers, Alex Mitola (11.3 PPG) and Gabas Maldunas (11.0 PPG).

Boston College has won seven of the last eight contests against Dartmouth in a series that dates back to 1905. In the last meeting in 2009-10, the Eagles captured an 89-58 victory. Monday's game tips off at 2 p.m. ET (ESPN3/WEEI).

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