BOSTON COLLEGE VS. NOTRE DAME – ALL-TIME SERIES
- Today’s game marks the 38th meeting between the two schools.
- Boston College is 11-26 all-time vs. Notre Dame.
- The Eagles dropped its first meeting of the season vs. the Irish.
- ND took an 80-70 win at the Joyce Center on Jan.16.
- Last season, BC ended a 13-game losing streak vs. the Irish.
- The 73-72 win on Dec. 7 also ended an 11-game slide at Notre Dame.
- Previously, BC’s last road win at Notre Dame was Jan. 11, 1997.
- BC is 1-14 vs. ND in ACC play and 7-11 all-time vs. the Irish at home.
SENIOR DAY – PRE-GAME CEREMONY TO HONOR NINE
- Five members of the Boston College men’s basketball team and four team managers will be making their final regular-season appearances at Conte Forum.
- Student-athletes Steffon Mitchell, Luka Kraljevic, Sam Holtze, Will Jackowitz, and Frederick Scott, as well as managers Robert Clark, Cullen Pina, Matt Milone, and James Coffey will be recognized as part of Senior Day.
- Jay Heath leads BC and ranks tied for 14th in the ACC in scoring (14.5 ppg).
- He has scored 20 or more points on four occasions this season, including a career-best 25 points against Miami.
- In BC’s win over the Hurricanes, Heath scored a career-high 25 points, connecting on five 3-pointers.
- He has posted consecutive 20-point performances at home against N.C. State and Wake Forest.
- Against Louisville, Heath registered his first career 20-point performance, finishing with 20 (5-10 FG; 4-6 3FG; 6-7 FT).
- The Washington, D.C. native is poised to become the first Eagle to repeat as scoring leader since Jerome Robinson.
ON THIS DATE: FEBRUARY 27
- Boston College is 8-12 and 1-2 in ACC play in games played on the February 27 calendar date.
- Several notable events in history occurred on February 27: 1814: Beethoven premieres his 8th Symphony in F; 1827: 1st Mardi Gras celebration in New Orleans; 1933: The Reichstag, the German parliament building, destroyed by fire; 1959: Former BC head coach (1963-69) and Hall of Fame point guard Bob Cousy dishes out 28 assists for the Boston Celtics in a 173-139 win over the Minneapolis Lakers; 1960 – The U.S. Olympic ice hockey team beats the USSR, 3-2, en route to winning the gold medal; 1983 – Eamonn Coghlan of Ireland sets indoor mile record (3:49.78).
- Notable February 27 birthdays: singer Josh Groban; actress Kate Mara; opera singer Marian Anderson; former NFL great Tony Gonzalez; author John Steinbeck; former Texas governor John Connally; NBA Hall of Famer James Worthy.
- February 27 marks the dual celebration of National Strawberry and National Polar Bear Days.
STEFFON MITCHELL MAKES HISTORY
- Throughout his four seasons at Boston College, Steffon Mitchell has made his mark on the program’s record book.
- He is the only player in program history to compile career totals of 871 rebounds, 254 assists, 157 steals, 113 blocked shots.
- Since 1996-97, he is the only player in the ACC to post those career totals.
- He is one of 10 players nationally since 1996-97 to post those career totals. Notable other players on that list – two National Players of the Year Draymond Green (Mich. State), David West (Xavier); two AP All-Americans Gary Clark (Cincinnati) and Ethan Happ (Wisconsin), and three conference Defensive Players of the Year Chuck Hayes (Kentucky), Marqus Blakely (Vermont), and Damian Saunders (Duquesne).
- Mitchell is likely to finish in the top 10 all-time in BC history in rebounds, rebounding average, steals, and blocked shots.
- Currently ranks eighth all-time in BC history in total rebounds (871) and ninth all-time in rebounding average (8.1 rpg).
- Ranks seventh in BC history in blocked shots (117) and needs one more steal to reach BC’s all-time top 10 list (157).
- Poised to become the third player in Boston College history to lead the team in rebounding in each of his four seasons. Craig Smith (2002-06) and Bill Curley (1990-94) were the others.
- During the 2017-18 season, Mitchell became the first freshman in BC history to average better than 8.0 rebounds per game.
- He is eighth among active Division I players in career rebounds (871) and 24th in rebounding average (8.1 rpg).
- Mitchell also ranks first in career steals (157) and fourth in career assists (254) among all active players 6-8 or taller.
- Mitchell was an All-ACC and ACC All-Defensive team selection a season ago.
- Mitchell has led BC in at least one statistical category (points, rebounds, assists, steals, blocks) in 95 of his 107 career games.
SOMEWHERE IN THIS ANCIENT, MYSTIC TRINITY…THREE IS A MAGIC NUMBER
- Boston College connected on 18 3-pointers vs. Miami on Jan. 12 – the second-highest single-game 3FGM total mark.
- The Eagles made nine treys in each half against the Hurricanes, connecting on 18-of-35 in the game – 51.4%.
- Rich Kelly connected on seven 3-pointers – tying him for third-most in a single-game in BC history.
- Jay Heath tied his career-best with five trifectas, while Steffon Mitchell also tied his career-high with three 3-pointers.
- Boston College has made 10 or more 3-pointers in a game on four occasions this season.
- BC leads the ACC and ranks 30th nationally in 3-pointers made per game, averaging 9.3 treys per outing.
- It would be the highest single-season 3-pointers made average in more than a decade.
- The 2010-11 squad averaged 9.0 3FG/game (306 3FG in 34 games).
- Last season, Boston College ranked 184th nationally in 3-pointers per game, making 7.2 3FG per outing.
BOO FROM THE WOO
- DeMarr Langford Jr. set new season-highs in scoring in back-to-back contests against a pair of nationally-ranked opponents.
- At home against #22/21 Virginia, Langford Jr. tallied a season-high 14 points, connecting on 5-of-7 shots (1-2 3FG).
- Prior to that, in his second collegiate start, he tallied 12 points, eight boards, three assists, and two steals at #21/24 Duke.
- The freshman wing connected on 5-of-7 shots from the floor in 34 minutes of play at Cameron Indoor Stadium.
- In 14 games, Langford Jr. is averaging 6.1 points and 4.0 boards while adding 1.4 assists, and 1.1 steals per game.
- Langford Jr. – nicknamed Boo by his grandmother – is the younger brother of starting point guard Makai Ashton-Langford.
- On Nov. 26 vs. Rhode Island, they became the first brothers who are Massachusetts natives to start the same game for BC.