GAME DAY FACTS
Providence Friars (4-1, 0-0 Big East)
Boston College Eagles (5-1, 0-0 ACC)
The Eagles got off to a very slow start on Wednesday afternoon, but completely dominated Colgate for about 7 minutes in the second half to avoid the upset. Can they harness that same energy against former a Big East rival in Providence?
Dunkin Donuts Center, Providence, Rhode Island
Saturday, November 25, 2017
Tipoff at 8:00 PM
HOW TO WATCH
This game is being televised on FS1.
HOW TO LISTEN
Listen with Jon Meterparel and Danya Abrams on BC IMG Sports Network (WEEI 850 AM in the Boston area).
HOW TO FOLLOW ALONG ON TWITTER
BC’s BEST CHANCE TO WIN
The Wednesday afternoon game against Colgate felt a lot like a trap and BC looked like they might fall right into it for the first 25 minutes. I think they’ll come ready for Providence from the tip- if not then they’ll be in trouble. That said, the big key on defense will be defending the 3s. The Eagles let Colgate take a lot of open shots from 3, and Providence has 5 players averaging better than 50% from 3 so far this season. If they let the Friars get hot from behind the arc, it will be difficult to keep pace.