Boston College Daily Links: Boston College-Miami Preview

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Weekend links for Saturday, February 22.

Basketball

Looking Ahead on Miami's Schedule: Can they Finish Above 500? (State of The U)
I had predicted them for 7th in the conference in the preseason because they also have an inside threat in Ryan Anderson (14.6 ppg 7.3 rpg) and a solid all-around PG in Joe Rahon. They have lost a lot of games by not finishing strong (sound familar?) and due to lack of interior defense. The key for Miami will be crashing the boards and executing down the stretch. In more ways then one this game reminds me very much of UM's most recent game, a 71-64 win over perimeter oriented Notre Dame.

Reason to smile for BC after bad week (Boston Herald)
"I think Dick's way of how he handled that and the courage that he dealt with really resonated with those guys," he said. "To watch him go through that. Every time he came in here he was happy. He was saying things to them that it was all right to move ahead. Life goes on unfortunately and I think those guys sensed that through Dick's courage."

Steve Donahue: More to BC than upset (Boston Herald)
"I think we are a good basketball team even though everyone is making a big deal about the records and how bad this team is that beat the No. 1 team in the country," BC coach Steve Donahue said yesterday. "We played a really good schedule and we‘ve played a lot of close games. "We are not the worst team in the country and we are good enough to have won a lot more games. Our goal right now is to continue to play well and I thought we played as well as we’ve play most of the season (Wednesday) night."

ACC Basketball Power Rankings: Week 16 (Troy Nunes Is An Absolute Magician)
Boston College, congratulations. Your meteoric rise in the power rankings is a fitting one for the squad that holds the most impressive win in college basketball (at Syracuse). Letting the Orange make their own repeated mistakes, while also knocking down treys at a furious clip, the Eagles bested SU in overtime on Wednesday. It was as resume-able a win as you'll find among the ACC's top squads

Celebrating Conte Forum's Anniversary: In Their Own Words (BCEagles.com)
Alison Quandt is a 2006 graduate of Boston College. She currently works in the athletic department and serves as one of the assistant coaches for the women’s ice hockey program. As a senior at BC, Quandt played in 28 games and racked up over 1660 minutes in goal for the Eagles. She finished the season with a 17-8-2 mark while breaking several BC records, including best goals-against average in a season (2.17) and career (2.83). Quandt also sits third in the record book for career saves with 1,485.

Other Stuff

Top 10 ACC Linebackers of the BCS Era (AthlonSports.com)
Tackling. Machine. That is really all that needs to be said about the Boston College star defender. He was second nationally with 158 tackles as just a freshman, led the nation in tackles with 183 as a sophomore and led the world again in stops with 191 as a junior. So in just three seasons, Kuechly set the BC and ACC career tackle records en route to numerous awards. He was a two-time All-American, ACC Defensive Player of the Year, a first-round NFL Draft pick by Carolina in 2012 and won the Butkus, Lombardi, Nagurski, Lott and Lambert national trophies.

Softball Wins Both Games of Doubleheader in Arizona (BCEagles.com)
The Boston College softball team earned two hard-fought victories in its doubleheader on the first day of the Diamond Devil Invitational, defeating Idaho State by a score of 7-6 and Drake 11-8. The Eagles powered their way to victory by way of the long ball in the first game, and came back from a seven-run deficit to secure the victory in the second game.

Three Field Hockey Players Earn All-ACC Academic Team Honors (BCEagles.com)
Three members of the Boston College field hockey team were named to the All-Atlantic Coast Conference Academic Team, announced by Commissioner John Swofford on Friday. Seniors Paige Norris and Virgynia Muma, along with sophomore AshLeigh Sebia earned the honors for the Eagles.

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