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Boston College Eagles Continue Busy Stretch at N.C. State on Wednesday

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  • Today’s game marks the 27th meeting between the two schools. N.C. State holds a 15-12 lead in the all-time series.
  • In ACC regular-season play, the Eagles are 8-14 vs. N.C. State. The Wolfpack swept the 2020-21 regular-season series.
  • BC is 3-9 all-time at N.C. State, losing its last nine games in Raleigh.


  • Jaeden Zackery posted a complete stat line vs. Florida State.
  • The freshman guard had 18 points, eight rebounds, six assists, and five steals while committing one turnover in 35 minutes of play.
  • His rebounds, assists, and steals totals were all season-highs.
  • Over the last 25 seasons, only one other player posted that stat line or better in an ACC game.
  • Georgia Tech’s Iman Shumpert did so against Virginia Tech on Jan. 25, 2011 (22 points, 12 rebounds, 11 assists, 7 steals).


  • James Karnik registered his second consecutive double-double, logging 16 points and 11 rebounds against Florida State.
  • It was his fourth double-double of the season and 16th of his college career.
  • The last BC player to register a double-double in consecutive games was Steffon Mitchell.
  • The recent BC grab did so on Feb. 26, 2020, vs. Notre Dame (12p/11r) and on March 3, 2020, against Syracuse (11r/10a).
  • Mitchell was also the last BC player to log two straight double-doubles in points and rebounds, on Dec. 10 & 15, 2019.


  • Over the last five games, Boston College’s primary playmakers have been highly efficient.
  • In addition to scoring 13.6 points per game, Jaeden Zackery has registered 22 assists to five turnovers (4.40:1 Assist/TO).
  • The freshman has also notched 16 steals over the last four ball games (3.20:1 Steal/TO).
  • Makai Ashton-Langford has dished out 28 assists to 12 turnovers (2.33:1 ATR) while logging nine steals (0.75:1 Steal/TO).
  • Ashton-Langford registered new career-highs in assists (9) and steals (4) against Florida State.
  • On the season, both Zackery and Ashton-Langford rank among the top 25 in the ACC in assist/TO and steal/TO ratios.


  • Boston College is 8-16 all-time – and 0-3 in ACC play – in games played on the February 23 calendar date.
  • February 23 marks the celebration of National Banana Bread Day.
  • Several notable events in history occurred on February 23 – 1455 – Johannes Gutenberg prints his first Bible; 1813 – the first cotton-to-cloth mill founded in Waltham, Mass.; 1822 – Boston is incorporated as a city; 1836 – The Battle of the Alamo begins; 1904 – The U.S. acquires control of the Panama Canal; 1945 – U.S Marines raise the American flag on top of Mt. Suribachi in Iwo Jima; 1954 – the first mass inoculation against polio with Jonas Salk’s vaccine takes place in Pittsburgh.
  • Notable February 23 birthdays: actress Emily Blunt; actor Aziz Ansari; civil rights pioneer W.E.B. Du Bois; composer George Frederic Handel; existentialist philosopher Karl Jasper.


  • Over his last six games, DeMarr Langford Jr. is averaging 15.2 points, 4.2 rebounds, and 1.7 assists.
  • He’s shooting nearly 58% (37-64) from the floor over the span while registering an assist/turnover ratio of 1.67:1.
  • On Feb. 16 at Notre Dame, Langford Jr. scored a career-high 23 points (10-14) to go with seven rebounds.
  • Langford Jr. has committed six turnovers in his last 200 minutes of playing time.
  • The 6-5 guard had 16 points against #7/7 Duke – 10 coming in the second half
  • On Feb. 8, Langford Jr. had 14 points (6-9 FG) and six rebounds at home against Syracuse.
  • The sophomore had his second-best scoring night of the season against Pitt on Jan. 30, pouring in 17 points.
  • Langford Jr. added 11 points and five boards at Virginia on Feb. 1.
  • He scored 10 points on five shots in 16 first-half minutes at Syracuse before leaving the game with an injury.
  • The Worcester wing ranks second on BC in scoring (11.3), fourth in rebounding (4.4), and third in assists (2.1).


  • In five ACC wins, James Karnik is averaging 15.2 points and 8.0 rebounds while shooting 76.2% (32-42) from the floor.
  • In 11 ACC losses, Karnik is posting 8.1 points and 4.8 boards per outing, making 44.0% (37-84) of his FG attempts.
  • When Karnik scores 16 or more points, Boston College is 4-2 – all of those games have come in ACC play.
  • When Karnik scores at least in double figures, BC is 5-5 – including a 4-4 record in conference games.
  • Karnik is scoring 16.2 points per game and shooting 66.7% (68-102) when he reaches double digits in the scoring column.


  • Makai Ashton-Langford and DeMarr Langford Jr. rank as the fourth-highest scoring brother tandems in Division I.
  • The Langford’s are combining to score 23.3 points per game – Makai at 12.0 ppg and DeMarr at 11.3.
  • The Murrays (Keegan and Kris) of Iowa rank first (33.4 ppg).  The Boeheim’s (Jimmy and Buddy) are second at 32.3 ppg.
  • Six of Makai Ashton-Langford’s 81 assists this season have been to his brother DeMarr.
  • Vice versa, six of DeMarr Langford Jr.’s 52 dimes this year have been to his brother Makai.
  • Makai Ashton-Langford and DeMarr Langford Jr. are one of 15 sets of brothers that play on the same Division I team.


  • Jaeden Zackery ranks third on BC in scoring (9.9), second in assists (2.7), and first in steals (1.7) this season.
  • Among all ACC first-year players, Zackery ranks seventh in scoring, third in assists, and first in steals.
  • With 44 steals, Jaeden Zackery is tied for the fifth-most swipes in a season by a Boston College freshman.
  • Dana Barros holds the freshman single-season mark – 57 – set during the 1985-96 season.  Ryan Sidney (56, 2000-01), Duane Woodward (55, 1994-95), Troy Bell (47, 1999-00), and Jared Dudley (44, 2003-04) round out the top five.
  • He has reached double-digits 12 times and has led the Eagles in scoring on six occasions.
  • Against Syracuse on Feb. 8, he had a team-high 18 points with season-bests in rebounds (6), assists (6), and steals (3).
  • Since 1996, 10 BC players matched Zackery’s stat line vs. Syracuse – 18 points, 6 rebounds, 6 assists, 3 steals
  • They are: Ryan Sidney (three times), Ky Bowman (twice), Troy Bell (twice), Tyrese Rice, and Troy Bell.
  • However, Zackery is the ONLY Boston College player to register that stat line without committing a turnover.
  • The Salem, Wisc. product has registered an effective FG% of 51.8% and a true shooting percentage of 54.3% in 25 games.
  • Zackery is connecting on nearly 46% of his 3-point attempts on the season, knocking down 37-of-81.
  • He was named to the Sunshine Slam All-Tourney team, after scoring a season-high 19 points against Rhode Island.
  • Earlier this season, he became the first BC freshman to dish out at least six assists in consecutive games in nearly a decade.
  • Zackery was a 2020-21 NJCAA Third Team All-American out of Chipola College in Florida.


  • Makai Ashton-Langford and Jaeden Zackery are scoring at a higher clip in the second half.
  • Ashton-Langford is scoring 6.8 of his 12.0 points per game in the second half – nearly 57% of his scoring.
  • Zackery is averaging 5.7 points during the second half – nearly 60% of his scoring.  He is scoring 9.9 points per game.
  • Nineteen of Zackery’s 37 3-pointers have come in the second half; 10 of those 19 in the final 5:00 of regulation.


  • In 16 ACC games, BC is being outscored at the FT line by 5.0 points; opponents are taking +5.0 FT attempts per game.
  • Over the last eight conference matchups, BC is being outscored by +9.0 points per game from the foul line.
  • Opponents have made more than twice as many trips to the free-throw line – and have twice as many makes – during the span.
  • Over the last eight ACC tilts, opponents are 136-of-171 (.795) from the line.  Boston College is 64-of-82 (.780)


  • Quinten Post is averaging 10.0 points, 7.3 rebounds, and 1.1 blocked shots per game in his last six games played.
  • He returned to the BC lineup at Syracuse on Feb. 19 after missing two games and had 10 points and seven boards.
  • Last time out against Florida State, Post registered 10 points and five boards (four OReb) in 23 minutes,
  • In the first matchup against Syracuse, he logged his second double-double – 14 points and a career-best 14 rebounds.
  • He tallied his first collegiate double-double at home vs. Pitt, with 11 points and 10 rebounds.
  • During that seven-game span, the 7-footer from Amsterdam is connecting on 50.8% (30-59) from the floor.
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