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

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SO MANY EAGLES THAT ARE ORANGE

NCAA Basketball: Syracuse at Boston College Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports

The Boston College Eagles look to hit the 10 win mark when they travel to Syracuse to take on the Orange.

How Did Boston College Do Last Time Out?

Eagles Dismantle NC State Wolfpack 74-66

How Did Syracuse Do Last Time Out?

Virginia Tech 83 - Syracuse 73: Hokies handle Orange

BC and Syracuse’s Last Game, In Tweet Form:

Syracuse Key Stats:

76.4 ppg (121st in country)

66.8 paa (73rd)

38.4 rpg (T-94th)

Things to Look Out For With Syracuse:

  1. Don’t Change A Darn Thing: Let’s not kid ourselves here: BC outplayed Syracuse on New Years, and it falls on a well executed gameplan. BC utilized its best three point shooters to exploit a key flaw in Syracuse’s patented 2-3 zone, and the utilization could not have gone any better. This is a winning formula for games against Syracuse, as it has been to an extent in other games as well. I don’t forsee a change in game plan, because why should you? ……………………maaaaaaaybe shoot better than 47.1% from the stripe this time around, though. With all that said…
  2. Carrier Dome: The Carrier Dome is a unique venue. It’s easily the biggest in the country, and, with it being in a football stadium, it can be disorienting for shooters. Since BC won the game on New Years by shooting the lights out, that could be a problem. In addition, Syracuse has been a much better team at home than on the road the past couple of years. Don’t believe me? Go check it out on your own. I’ll wait.
  3. No Longer the New Kids on the Block: This is the first time the new-look Eagles have played a repeat team. Syracuse knows BC’s ins-and-outs by now. Familiarity doesn’t favor the Eagles.

Random, Possibly Incorrect Fact from Syracuse’s Wikipedia Page

Syracuse has an admissions presence in Los Angeles.

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)

Bud Light

Bleacher Report's 'Bleacher Ball' from The Mezzanine in San Francisco - Arrivals Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images for Bleacher Ball

Look, what do you want from me? I try to do some research on beers to recommend and everyone thinks I am too extravagant. All the beers I recommend are good, but I don’t drink them regularly. I’m drinking a Yuengling as I speak right now, from the 30-pack I bought last October.

As for Bud Light, yeah it’s mediocre. Deal with it.

Who Would Win in A Fight, an Orange or an Eagle?

NCAA Men's Final Four Semifinal - Syracuse v North Carolina Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images
NCAA Men's Final Four Semifinal - Syracuse v North Carolina Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images

I’m sorry, your mascot is a fruit.

EAGLE by TKO.

Songs of the Game:

I’ve had this song stuck in my head for a week. Now you have it stuck in your head. DEAL WITH IT.

And no, this isn’t me forgetting to update this section, it’s still stuck in my head.

Predictions:

Despite BC’s dominance on New Year’s Day, I have a tough time picking against Syracuse in the Dome.

Arthur: 80-77 ‘Cuse

AJ: BC 85 Syracuse 84

Eric: Cuse 78 BC 72 Cuse takes BC seriously from the start this time around and wins at home.

Grant: BC 85 Cuse 55

Tom: Cuse 71 BC 66