Countdown to Tipoff: Boston College Eagles
Steve Donahue, Boston College Head Coach
Steve Donahue enters his third year at BC after guiding the Eagles to a 30-35 overall record and a 13-19 mark in
ACC play over his first two seasons ... Donahue assumed the program's reins prior to the 2010-11 season and
led the Eagles to 21 wins, a 9-7 ACC record (tied for fourth) and a berth in the NIT in his first year ... Donahue
came to BC after serving 10 years as the head coach at Cornell, where he led the Big Red to three consecutive
Ivy League titles (2008-2010) and a trip to the 2010 NCAA Sweet 16 ... Donahue compiled a 146-138 overall
record at Cornell, including a 55-15 (.786) record in Ivy League play over the last five years ... Donahue coached
and/or recruited seven of the school's top 13 all-time leading scorers, two Ivy League Rookies of the Year and
two Academic All-Americans ... in 2009-10, Cornell captured the school's third-straight Ivy League title en route
to a conference-record 29 wins, the program's first NCAA win, and a trip to the Sweet 16 ... in 2009-10, the Big
Red won 18 games away from home, the most among any Division I school and were ranked as high as No.
22 nationally in the ESPN/USA Today Coaches' Poll - the program's first national ranking in 59 years ... in last
year's NCAA Tournament, the 12th-seeded Big Red advanced to the "Sweet 16", defeating fifth-seeded Temple
and fourth-seeded Wisconsin by double figures ... prior to his arrival at Cornell, Donahue served as an assistant
coach and recruiting coordinator under Fran Dunphy at Penn for 10 years ... a 1984 graduate of Ursinus, he
captained both the baseball and basketball teams as a senior, earning four letters in both sports.
Ryan Anderson, So., Forward
Earned unanimous first team All-ACC Freshman team honors in 2011-12 after leading BC in scoring
(11.2) and rebounding (7.4) ... became only the 11th player in league history to lead his team in
both scoring and rebounding as a freshman ... led all ACC freshmen with seven double-doubles,
including four in ACC play ... averaged 16.5 points and 9.8 rebounds over his last six games ...
averaged 12.9 points and 7.9 rebounds against conference opponents.
Dennis Clifford, So., Center
Started 25 of BC's 31 games, averaging 8.9 points and 4.7 rebounds ... led the team in field goal
percentage (.519) and blocked shots (29) ... fouled out of only two games despite being fourth
on the team in minutes played (26.7) ... had 14 games with 10 or more points and six or more
rebounds 13 times ... led all ACC freshmen in blocked shots per game (0.9).
Lonnie Jackson, So., Guard
After coming off the bench the first seven games of the season, Jackson started the last 24 games
of the season and finished fifth on the team in scoring (8.3) ... scored in double figures in seven
of the last 10 games and 14 times overall ... shot .399 from 3-point range and was second on the
team in steals (29) ... 10th in the ACC in 3-point field goals made per game (1.8).
Jordan Daniels, So., Guard
Started 25 of BC's 31 games, including the last 23 and averaged 24.8 minutes per game ... led
the team in assists (2.6) and was sixth in scoring (8.3) ... sparked BC's upset of No. 15 Florida
State with a career-high 21 points, three steals and three rebounds ... averaged 7.2 points and
4.0 assists over the last five games of the season.
Patrick Heckmann, So., Guard
Averaged 11.3 points and 24.4 minutes over his first 13 games, 4.0 points and 15.9 minutes over
the last nine contests ... Missed seven games from January 29 to February 19 with mononucleosis
... scored 32 points vs. UC Riverside - the eighth-most by a freshman in ACC history.
KC Caudill, So., Center
Played in 28 games as a freshman with six starts ... averaged 6.0 points, 2.0 rebounds and shot
9-of-13 (.692) from the floor in his first four starts ... on the year, averaged 2.2 points and 1.1
rebounds per game and shot .479 (23-of-48) from the floor.
Danny Rubin, Jr., Guard
The team's lone upperclassman ... averaged 1.1 points and 0.7 rebounds in 19 games a year ago
... had 23 starts as a freshman in 2010-11, averaging 4.1 points per game ... 40-of-94 (.426)
from behind the arc in his career.