Boston College Daily Links: Boston College-Virginia Previews

Virginia basketball vs. Boston College: Short-handed Cavs look for novel ways to score (The Washington Post)
"We have to be all-hands-on-deck and ready to do anything because our numbers now are down and there are three interior guys," Coach Tony Bennett said. "We just have to be fluid with the situation. . . . Nothing’s out of the realm" of possibility.

Boston College Primer (TheSabre.com)
After a heartbreaking home loss to Virginia Tech on Sunday night, the Virginia Cavaliers are back in action Thursday night against the Boston College Eagles. Tabbed by many as the worst Power 6 conference team during out of conference play, BC has looked a bit better in the early stages of ACC competition, winning home contests against Clemson and Virginia Tech. Can the Hoos move back above .500 in ACC play with a win against Steven Donahue's squad?

Young Boston College team trying to find its way (BostonHerald.com)
"We’re so different than Virginia Tech -- it’s hard to simulate what they do," he said. "This is the first time most of my guys have ever played Virginia, so that’s part of the difficulty in playing a team like Virginia because they are a little different than everybody else and are so experienced that you really got to go through it a couple times to understand it.

ACC Midweek Preview Part 3, Jan. 26 (ACC Sports Journal)
Key for the Eagles. Boxing out. Rebounding is their biggest weakness, but it is a major strength for the Cavaliers. The Eagles aren’t going to create many second-chance shots, but they must limit them for the Cavaliers on the other end in order to keep the score close.

Georgia Tech playing to half-empty stands as losses mount in season without true home court (The Washington Post)
According to the ACC, Georgia Tech’s average of 4,455 for home games ranks 10th in the league, ahead of Boston College (4,446) and Miami (3,679).

Boston College Falls To No. 25 North Carolina , 77-46 (BCEagles.com)
Shayra Brown scored 17 points to lead Boston College (5-15, 0-7) which lost 77-46 to No. 25 North Carolina on Wednesday night.

Eagles & Super Bowl XLVI (BCEagles.com)
As National Football League fans prepare for Super Bowl XLVI on Feb. 5, here's a breakdown of all players, coaches and management currently belonging to either the New England Patriots or the New York Giants with ties to Boston College.

Margin for error gets increasingly smaller in Hockey East (USCHO.com)
The Boston College Eagles opened 8-1, looking every bit the No. 1 team in the country that the polls said they were. Then they went .500 over the next eight games before plummeting to a 2-5-1 stretch recently that included getting swept by Maine last weekend.

Hockey East Power Rankings: 1/25/12 (College Hockey News)
5. Boston College (14-10-1, 10-7-1 HE) — Last week: 2. The Eagles had been on the verge of dropping for a while, and they finally dropped from the top spot last week. They fall even further this week after getting swept by Maine, giving them a 2-5-1 record in their last eight. The offense scored more than it had been, but both goalies struggled, as Chris Venti gave up four goals on 33 shots Friday and Brian Billett gave up five on 33 Saturday.

No. 4 WIH Falls at BU (BCEagles.com)
A three goal third period put game out of reach for the fourth-ranked Boston College women's ice hockey team, as Boston University claimed the upset, 6-0, on Wednesday night in Walter Brown Arena. The loss snapped a six-game unbeaten streak for the Eagles (18-7-2, 11-3-2 Hockey East).

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