Boston College Daily Links: Florida State Basketball Making Tourney Push

Phil Sears-USA TODAY Sports

Daily links for Tuesday, March 4, 2014.

Sup, Tuesday.

Big day of Boston College athletics ahead as the men's basketball team hosts Florida State at Conte Forum. Tip is at 9 PM and the game will be televised on ESPNU. Over spring break? At least the ACC schedule-makers have a sense of humor.

Baseball starts a two-game, midweek set against the Florida Atlantic Owls and looks to rebound following the loss to Western Michigan. Softball is in Gainesville for a game against No. 1 Florida before taking on UCF and Jacksonville on Wednesday.

On to the links:

Basketball

FSU men’s basketball making final push for tourney (Tallahassee Democrat)
If Florida State has been anything this year, it’s been unpredictable. They’ve fought down to the last second versus the elite of college basketball and have faded away early against middling teams. In some ways, the upcoming game against the major underdog in Boston College is more worrying than the one against Syracuse.

Bracketology: Pitt moving closer to cut line (SBNation.com)
Among ACC contenders, Syracuse returns home for a winnable game against Georgia Tech; Florida State must avoid a bad late loss at Boston College; and Clemson, which hosts Pitt on Saturday, will look to do the same at home against Miami.

Hockey

MONTHLY HONORS: BC'S GAUDREAU EARNS THIRD MONTHLY NOD (HockeyEast.com)
Back-of-the-envelope math here, but looks like there are five months of the college hockey season in the books. Gaudreau has been named the Hockey East player of the month for three of those months. That's pretty good.

The Top 100 NHL Prospects in the NCAA: 1-20 (SB Nation College Hockey)
His linemate Johnny Gaudreau gets more headlines, but Hayes' 6-foot-2, 200-plus pound frame allows him to play a power forward game. It's something coach Jerry York is trying to get him to do more of, and when he's at his best, he looks a lot like a David Backes.

Gophers hockey regains No. 1 ranking over Boston College (Star Tribune)
The Gophers men’s hockey team reclaimed No. 1 in the United States College Hockey Online poll on Monday. Notre Dame’s weekend upset of Boston College (25-5-4) cleared the way for the Gophers (23-4-5), and they took care of the rest with a sweep of Penn State at Mariucci Arena.

Boyles Wins WHEA Co-Goaltender of the Month (BCEagles.com)
Graduate student Corinne Boyles was named Goaltender of the Month and sophomore Haley Skarupa was tabbed Warrior Hockey Player of the Week as announced by Hockey East on Monday.

Boston College Among Top Universities at Olympics (BCEagles.com)
Boston College ranked sixth among all universities in medals won by alumni or current student athletes with three, as announced in a study by NerdScholar. Alex Carpenter, Molly Schaus and Kelli Stack each earned a silver medal with the U.S. Women's Olympic Hockey Team in Sochi. The University of Minnesota and Westminster College topped the list, with five medals each.

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