Bowman, BC visit Ga. Tech
Boston College (14-13, 5-10) vs. Georgia Tech (12-17, 4-12)
McCamish Pavilion, Atlanta; Sunday, 6 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Two guards will be on display as Ky Bowman and Boston College will go up against Jose Alvarado and Georgia Tech. The junior Bowman has scored 27 percent of the team’s points this season and is averaging 15.6 over his last five games. Alvarado, a sophomore, is averaging 16.4 points over the last five games.
LEADING THE CHARGE: Georgia Tech’s Alvarado has averaged 12.5 points while James Banks III has put up 9.9 points, 7.5 rebounds and 2.5 blocks. For the Eagles, Bowman has averaged 19.4 points, 7.7 rebounds and four assists while Nik Popovic has put up 13.8 points and 7.3 rebounds.
CREATING OFFENSE: Alvarado has been directly responsible for 47 percent of all Georgia Tech field goals over the last three games. Alvarado has 20 field goals and 13 assists in those games.
WINLESS WHEN: Georgia Tech is 0-13 this year when it scores 61 points or fewer and 12-4 when it scores at least 62.
UNDEFEATED WHEN: The Yellow Jackets are 5-0 when they record 11 or more steals and 7-17 when they fall shy of that mark. The Eagles are 5-0 when turning the ball over eight times or fewer and 9-13 when the team exceeds that total.
LESS INTENSITY: Georgia Tech’s defense has forced 13.3 turnovers per game this season, but is averaging 10 turnovers over its last five games and nine over its last three.