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ACC Lays an Egg in Bowls and the Big Finish

Jeff: Brian, the ACC won 2 of 8 in the bowl games, 1-2 against BCS ranked teams, 2-5-1 against the spread. How bad is that?

Brian: Terrible. As I correctly predicted back in December, the ACC falls short of 4 wins in the bowl season. Let's also remember that the one ranked team that the ACC beat, UConn, was #25 in the BCS standings and unranked in both the AP and ESPN/USA Today polls. Disappointing loss by the ACC representative Hokies last night in the Orange Bowl. Three years in a row now the ACC champion has gone down in the Orange Bowl (Florida State, Wake Forest and Virginia Tech).

Brian: ESPN's Jay Bilas's ACC preview has Boston College #6 in the ACC and possibly making the big dance this year. You surprised?

Jeff: No. 7-9, 8-8, or 9-7 in conference all leave us possibly making the tournament.

Jeff: BC's junior forward Nathan Gerbe named CCM/RBK Player of the Month for December. That cool with you?

Brian: Nice honor for the junior. The men's hockey Eagles had a perfect month of December (4-0-0) and Gerbe has put lots of points on the board (7 goals, 9 assists). Now let's carry that momentum into Hockey East play this month.

Brian: Last one, the men's basketball team is home this weekend against #3 Kansas (13-0). Break it down for me. How do the Eagles pull off the upset?

Jeff: Control the game early. Make sure Kansas doesn't get a big lead early like they did last year. Then Roche, Rice, Sanders Raji all need to hit some open jumpers.

Brian: Don't forget to tune in and cheer on the Eagles tomorrow noon on ESPN.