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

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The Eagles look to keep up the momentum generated Saturday against Dartmouth when they take on the Harvard Crimson.

How Did Harvard Do Last Time Out?

RECAP: Boston College Basketball Goes Distance, Defeats Dartmouth 88-70

How Did Harvard Do Last Time Out?

The Boston Globe: Harvard goes to great lengths to deny Northeastern

Things to Look Out For With Harvard:

  1. Three pointers: Harvard generates much of its offense from beyond the arc– in fact, 37.1% of points scored this year for Harvard were generated from beyond the perimeter, well above the national average. Look for sharpshooters Corey Johnson (24th best three-point shooter in the nation) and Seth Towns to be active from beyond the arc.
  2. Avoid foul trouble: BC has had problems with getting into foul trouble as of late, and Harvard is not a team to mess around with on that subject. Harvard shoots 75.2% from the stripe, good for 47th in the nation. BC would be wise to avoid sending the Crimson to the line.
  3. They Really Are A Young Team: There are a total of 12 teams who are younger on average that Harvard is at .99 years of experience. In a rivalry matchup, that might play a factor.

Random, Possibly Incorrect Fact from Harvard Wikipedia Page

This is an exact quote from the page:

puke.

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)

Johnny Walker Scotch Blue Label

This is the most expensive drink I could find on Reservoir’s website, which is fitting because Harvard. Scotch is sophisticated. Sophisticated people drink this. I guess.

¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Rating the Opposing Mascot

John Harvard, the Pilgrim

Never heard of him. Let’s turn to Google Images.

Um no. That’s UMass’s mascot.

SERIOUSLY?

That’s the logo.

You know what, never mind.

Grade: Inc./10

Predictions:

If there’s one thing that you have to give credit to Jim Christian for, its his ability to consistently beat Harvard. I like BC’s chances.

Arthur: 71-69 BC

AJ: 80-68 Harvard

Laura: 73-65 Harvard

Hoffses: 75-69 BC

Grant: 21-14 Yale

John “Coach” Fidler: 75-70 BC: Two games in two nights takes a toll on the Crimson who were extended by Northeastern [Tuesday night].