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LOS ANGELES — This cross-country crucible, which began with a humbling 88-67 loss at Purdue Wednesday night in an ACC/Big Ten Challenge contest, will culminate Sunday night when the Boston College men’s basketball team attempts to rebound by facing Southern California of the Pac-12 Conference at the Galen Center.

For the four California natives on BC’s roster, led by junior forward Ryan Anderson of Lakewood, it will serve as a rare homecoming. To a man, they won’t be lacking in motivation.

“Definitely, any time you get to go home and see your family and friends and see some familiar territory, it’s always comforting, especially during a long season like this,’’ said Anderson.

To do so, the Eagles (3-5) will have to address the issues that led to them getting “outworked, out-toughed,’’ Donahue said, in Wednesday’s sobering loss in West Lafayette, Ind.

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