BC Faces Wake Forest On Senior Day And The Big Finish

Brian: On Sunday, Superfans will bid farewell to eight men's hoops seniors on Senior Day as the Eagles face Wake Forest in the regular season finale. BC's five scholarship players -- Biko Paris, Corey Raji, Joe Trapani, Josh Southern and Cortney Dunn -- have been through quite a few ups and downs throughout their careers on the Heights.

There was an upset of no. 1 North Carolina down in Chapel Hill, a home win over Duke and an NCAA Tournament game against USC in 2008-09. Big wins over Texas A&M, Clemson, Virginia Tech and Maryland over those four years.

There were also, however, a good number of disappointing results. This senior class went 0-3 against Harvard. Lost to Robert Morris, St. Louis, Saint Joseph's, Maine, Yale and Rhode Island. Blowout losses to North Carolina, Kansas and Clemson in the ACC Tournament. Managed to go just 2-3 in the ACC Tournament, including a disappointing first round loss to Virginia last season.

What will you remember most about the BC hoops senior class of 2011?

Jeff: Barring a great run in this year's ACC or NCAA Tournament, I will think about what could've been with this class. What would've happened this season if Skinner had not been let go? What would've happened if Rakim Sanders and others had stayed? Why were they not any better last season? Why did they lose to so many Ivy League teams? Why didn't Biko Paris steadily progress through his four years? This group of players gave us some very confusing results on the court and left us with a lot of what-ifs.

Brian: Which player will you miss seeing on the court next season?

Jeff: For me it is certainly going to be Joe Trapani. He ate up a lot of minutes and filled the stat sheets on most nights. It seemed like he was ready to play more often than the rest of the team which left me feeling like he was out there on the court by himself during some of our painful losses. Raji also got us real excited at times and grabbed a ton of rebounds over his four seasons for being a little undersized. It's always easy to gravitate towards the undersized guys.

Big Finish

Brian: Pre-Snap Read's Paul Myerberg takes a look at three Boston College football spring storylines. Who you think will replace Castonzo at LT? John Wetzel or Emmett Cleary?

Jeff: I'm guessing move Cleary over from right tackle.

 

Jeff: The Lady Eagles failed to win a game in this year's ACC Tournament. Disappointing season for them, no?

Brian: A bit disappointing, yes, but let's hope they can make a deep run in the NIT. 

 

Brian: Herzlich ran poorly in the 40-yard dash at the Combine. Do you think this will hurt his NFL Draft stock?

Jeff: Yes. Now he's not going to be a surprise high pick in the Draft.

 

Jeff: John Muse plays his last regular season home game tonight for the Eagles against the Wildcats. Where does Muse rank among BC goaltenders all-time?

Brian: He isn't up there in terms of stats and records as a Scott Clemmensen or a Cory Schneider, but he's solidly in the top 5.

 

Brian: Will the ACC go undefeated next season against FCS opponents?

Jeff: No choice but to predict yes here.

 

Jeff: A BC win combined with a Clemson win over Virginia Tech leaves BC as the ACC Tournament's #5 seed, playing Wake Forest then Clemson. Do you like that draw in the ACC Tournament?

Brian: It's a manageable draw. I don't like the individual matchups with the Tigers, but it's probably better than facing the Hokies for a third time, right? 

 

Brian: Last one. Boston College vs. Wake Forest. Regular season finale. Chances BC blows it and gives Wake just its second ACC win of the year?

Jeff: I know our team well enough to not say zero but I hope it's slim.

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