Patrick Heckmann and the well-rested Boston College Eagles host the struggling Bryant Bulldogs at 1:00 p.m. EDT on Sunday afternoon at Conte Forum in Chestnut Hill, MA (TV/Radio: NESN/WRKO 680 AM).
Boston College and Bryant have played a total of two times, with the Eagles winning both times. BC won the first game against Bryant, 80-61, during the 2008-09 season -- the first season at the Division I level for Bryant basketball. Last season, the Eagles defeated the Bulldogs, 93-77 at Conte Forum. Josh Southern and Biko Paris both had 18 points to lead Boston College in the win over Bryant. BC made 34-of-59 field goals and 13-of-23 threes in the victory.
The Eagles (3-7) are coming off of their best win of the season -- a 66-51 victory over the Stony Brook Seawolves. Heckmann scored a team-high 18 points for Boston College, which shot 47.9 percent for the game and used a 22-0 run to close out the first half and put the Seawolves away. Stony Brook was held to 29.7 percent shooting for the game.
Bryant (1-9, 0-2 NEC) picked up its only victory of the season against the UC Davis Aggies in its second game of the season on November 12. After that, the Bulldogs have lost eight games in a row. In their last game, the Bulldogs were defeated by the Providence Friars, 72-61. Alex Francis scored 17 points and grabbed 13 rebounds in the loss.
Sunday's game will be televised on NESN, with Mike Hogewood and Mike Gminski serving as the broadcast team. The game will also be aired on the WEEI Sports Radio Network (WRKO 680 AM), with Jon Meterparel on play-by-play duty and Malcolm Huckaby providing color analysis. Read the full game notes from BC by clicking here.