Boston College will try to recover from a humbling road loss against the defending national champions when it hosts Dartmouth on Saturday in the non-conference finale for both teams. The Eagles were coming off their second ACC win of the season and displaying a better brand of basketball than the previous several years in Chestnut Hill, but they were overmatched in a 96-66 loss at No. 18 North Carolina on Tuesday.

The game was largely decided in the rebounding department, as the Tar Heels recorded an astounding 58-23 advantage on the glass - gathering 23 on the offensive end for 24 second-chance points. "It's got nothing to do with offense; we gave up 96 points," coach Jim Christian told the media. "If you're not going to rebound the ball, if you're not going to guard them, it doesn't make a difference who gets going." Freshman Steffon Mitchell had 10 of the 23 boards and he has recorded double digits in that category in three of the past six games for Boston College, which returns to ACC action Monday at home against Florida State. The Big Green, who have lost three in a row, gave Notre Dame of the ACC a test before falling 97-87 in South Bend last month.

TV: 1 p.m. ET, ACC Network Extra

ABOUT DARTMOUTH (4-9): Miles Wright leads five players who average in double figures with 12.8 points per game, although he was limited to nine in Wednesday's 91-78 loss to Vermont. Wright, Brendan Barry (11.9), Taylor Johnson (11.0), and Aaryn Rai (6.7) combined to make 10-of-15 from 3-point range in the setback and the Big Green enter the weekend ranked second among Ivy League teams with a 37.3 percent mark from beyond the arc. Johnson had 14 points in only 18 minutes in last season's 88-70 loss at Boston College.

ABOUT BOSTON COLLEGE (11-6): Ky Bowman led the way on the offensive end with 21 points against the Tar Heels, while Jerome Robinson finished with 15 as the North Carolina natives did their best to keep their team close. "They were definitely playing harder than us," Robinson told reporters. "They were attacking the backboard and that's one thing we harped on. We didn't do it and that's what killed us." Robinson, who scored 27 points against Dartmouth last season, is averaging 24.3 points while making 14-of-28 from 3-point range over the last four games.


1. Bowman was 4-for-12 from long range against North Carolina and is making 31.7 percent of his 3-point tries after hitting 44.9 percent as a freshman last season.

2. Wright also leads the Big Green in rebounding with five per game and steals with 1.6 per outing.

3. The Eagles have won six straight meetings since a loss at Dartmouth in 1988.

PREDICTION: Boston College 86, Dartmouth 72

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