2k Empire Classic , Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, Connecticut; Thursday, 7 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Rhode Island and Boston College will meet in the 2k Empire Classic. Boston College lost 76-67 to Villanova in its most recent game, while Rhode Island fell 94-88 against Arizona State in its last outing.
DID YOU KNOW: Each of these teams posted winning records against non-conference competition last season. Rhode Island went 8-4 against schools outside its conference, while Boston College went 6-5 in such games.