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2017 ACC Men’s Basketball Tournament: Boston College Men’s Basketball vs. Wake Forest Final Thoughts and Predictions

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ITS #THERIVALRY TIME

ACC Basketball Tournament - Boston College v North Carolina Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images

After closing out the 2016-17 season on a 14 game losing streak, it's win or go home time for the Boston College Eagles. Here’s what we think is going to happen with Wake Forest.

How Did Boston College Do Last Time Out?

BOSTON COLLEGE MEN'S BASKETBALL VS. CLEMSON FINAL SCORE: Clemson 82, BC 68

How Did Wake Forest Do Last Time Out?

Wake Forest Defeats Virginia Tech & Greatly Helps NCAA Tournament Chances

What Happened Last Year at the ACC Tournament

RECAP: Boston College Basketball's Season Ends Against Florida State 88-66

Things To Look Out For With Wake Forest

  1. Don’t Let Wake Forest Get to the Stripe: Wake is, collectively, one of the best free throw shooting teams in the conference. The Deacs are strong offensively overall, but free throws can be problematic for opponents. Especially with the foul-filled game last Saturday close in the rear-view mirror, the Eagles can’t get into foul trouble.
  2. Slow down John Collins: Our friends over at Blogger So Dear cited the matchup inside with John Collins as the matchup of the game. Collins put up 26 points in the last game the two teams played. The Eagles are going to need a big defensive game inside, because Collins can turn in a big-time performance.
  3. Distributed scoring: Ky Bowman, and Jerome Robinson will need a big game, and Jordan Chatman will need to be strong off the bench.

Random, Possibly Incorrect Fact from Clemson's Wikipedia Page

Clemson has 18 varsity sports that haven't won an championship recently.

Alcoholic Accompaniment of the Game

Sen. Schumer Settle Stanley Cup Bet With Sen. Boxer Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

Brooklyn Lager

Our go-to pint for all games at the Barclays Center, this brewery is just a straight shot up the BQE from the Barclays Center. It’s just a couple blocks from the East River.

A Picture of the Opposing Mascot

90th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images

Thing to Watch Before Basketball

Clemson is playing NC State at noon, before the Eagles take the court. They could, hypothetically, play the Eagles at some point this tournament if BC wins.

HAHAHAHAHAHAAH.

No but seriously it might be a great game.

Predictions:

BC hasn’t proven that it could win a game since January. It is not going to win a must win game.

90-77 Wake

There are no staff predictions this game. Some of them forgot basketball season was still going on.