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Boston College Men’s Basketball vs. Providence College: Final Thoughts and Predictions

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NCAA Basketball Tournament - First Round - Providence v Southern California Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images

This is it. This is the last out-of-conference game the Boston College Eagles will play before ACC play comes rolling around Chestnut Hill.

The Eagles will have one more game to figure things out before ACC play comes, against the Providence College Friars.

Let’s break it down.

How Did Boston College Do Last Time Out?

RECAP: Boston College Men’s Basketball Spoils 33 From Bowman, Falls to Fairfield 89-83

How Did Fairfield Do Last Time Out?

Bangor Daily News: Fast start propels Providence men's basketball team past UMaine

Providence Key Stats:

71.5 ppg (T-239th in country)

58.9 paa (10th)

34.4 rpg (276th)

Things to Look Out For With Providence:

  • Beginning of Upset Watch: This tweet got circled around a lot this week:

The reality is that the time where BC has easy games is over. Every game from this point on, including against Providence, is a game BC is expected to lose. The Birds had 11 games to get ready for this. Let’s see if they are.

  • Three-Point Land: Providence gets 34.3 of its points from beyond the arc. Evidenced again by Wednesday’s game against Fairfield, BC struggles to defend the arc. BC needs to step it up.

Random, Possibly Incorrect Fact from Providence’s Wikipedia Page

WDOM, Providence’s radio station, was rated the 11th-best college radio station in the nation.

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)

Egg Nog

Happy Holidays, everyone.

Rating the Opposing Mascot

Friar

NCAA Basketball Tournament - First Round - Providence v Southern California Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images

Oh no.

Dayton v Providence Photo by Kirk Irwin/Getty Images

OH NO

Providence v North Carolina Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images

OH NOOOOOOOOOO

Providence v West Virginia Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images

AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

(Editors note: The mascot grader has descended into a swirling pit of despair for looking directly into the Friar’s eyes. We have dispatched a team of highly trained monkeys to work on a fix. Please stand by.)

Predictions:

Here we go.

Arthur: 80-60 Providence

Grant: PC 87- BC [sic]

Joe:

Hoffses: 78-76 Birds

A.J.: PAIN

John “Coach” Fidler: 80-65 PC

Laura: I predict doom and gloom: