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Boston College Basketball vs. Dartmouth: Final Thoughts and Predictions

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Barclays Center Classic Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images

Did something happen yesterday?

Sorry, only time I’ll mention it.

After a less than stellar performance at the Barclays Center Classic, BC returns to the friendly confines of Conte Forum to take on the first of two Ivy League opponents, Dartmouth.

How Did BC Do Last Time Out?

RECAP: Boston College Basketball Falls To Richmond 67-54

How Did Dartmouth Do Last Time Out?

The Virginian-Pilot: Old Dominion basketball overcomes cold shooting to hold off Dartmouth

Things to Look Out For With Dartmouth:

  1. Shooting: Take out Dartmouth’s game against Longwood, and you look at a very discouraging history this year with shooting. Even with Longwood added, Dartmouth shoots 40.9% from the field. Compare that to BC’s 44%, which by the way has its own problems with scoring. Putting points on the board might be problematic. Also, Dartmouth has been outscored 76.6-63.8.
  2. Turnovers: Dartmouth has its own problem with turnovers… you know what…
  3. Dartmouth really isn’t all that good: I’m sorry, they aren’t. Dartmouth’s Adjusted Offensive Efficiency is the second lowest BC has played against. It has the lowest turnover percentage of any BC opponent thus far. They lose every major statistical comparison against their opponents. And, of course, they haven’t won a game yet. I’m not saying Dartmouth isn’t an opponent worth taking seriously, but this is a game BC should win. Now watch it lose.

(all sabermetrics courtesy of kenpom.com)

Random, Possibly Incorrect Fact from Dartmouth Wikipedia Page

Dartmouth has a medical school. Good for them.

A Good Alcoholic Accompaniment To Be Drunk In Moderation

(note: the final thoughts and predictions offer this alcoholic accompaniment in recognition of the author's post 21st birthday life. final thoughts and predictions supports responsible drinking. this is a drink to be enjoyed for people 21 years of age and older)

Downeast Cider

As we move back to New England, we partake in a New England cider.

Rating the Opposing Mascot

Keggy the Keg

No.

Stop.

That’s not the mascot’s name.

Oh boy.

In your life, could you ever imagine something as amazing as this?

(i know it’s not their actual mascot. don’t complain)

Grade: 10/10

Predictions:

BC can’t possibly blow this could they?

Arthur: 70-45 Birds

Laura: 70-66 BC

Joe: 61-51 BC

Grant: Lonergan gets her first hat trick. BC 5, Darty 0.