Columbia (2-3) vs. Boston College (3-3)
Silvio O. Conte Forum, Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts; Friday, 2 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Columbia and Boston College look to bounce back from losses. Both squads are coming off of losses in their last game. Boston College lost 71-65 in Daytona Beach to Rhode Island on Sunday, while Columbia fell 79-72 at Lehigh on Tuesday.
BIG MEN ON CAMPUS: Geronimo Rubio De La Rosa is averaging 16 points and 4.6 assists to lead the charge for the Lions. Liam Murphy is also a primary contributor, producing 13.2 points and 5.8 rebounds per game. The Eagles have been led by DeMarr Langford Jr., who is averaging 12.2 points and 5.2 rebounds.
CREATING OFFENSE: De La Rosa has either made or assisted on 42 percent of all Columbia field goals over the last three games. De La Rosa has 22 field goals and 14 assists in those games.
LONG-RANGE THREAT: Columbia’s Murphy has attempted 31 3-pointers and connected on 38.7 percent of them, and is 8 of 18 over his past three games.
ASSIST DISTRIBUTION: The Eagles have recently used assists to create baskets more often than the Lions. Boston College has 29 assists on 57 field goals (50.9 percent) over its previous three games while Columbia has assists on 41 of 85 field goals (48.2 percent) during its past three games.
RECENT GAMES: Columbia has scored 81.3 points and allowed 72.7 points over its last three games. Boston College has managed 58.3 points while giving up 65.3 over its last three.
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