GAME DAY FACTS
Louisville Cardinals (14-4, 4-1 ACC)
Boston College Eagles (13-6, 3-3 ACC)
Both the Cardinals and Eagles are looking to keep their mini win streaks alive as each team looks to climb further up the ACC ladder.
KFC Yum! Center (yes, that is the real name of the arena)
Sunday, January 21, 2018
Tipoff at 12pm EST
HOW TO WATCH
The game is nationally available on the ACC Network Extra, so WatchESPN is your best bet.
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
Follow @bcinterruption for game coverage, and check out the BC men’s basketball account @BCMBB.
Follow our men’s basketball writers at @choppintoppin, @mattoneil55, @yourfriendktb, and @EJHoffses
BC’s BEST CHANCE TO WIN
After Rick Pitinio’s abrupt firing upon the founding of his recruiting scandal, much of the Louisville fan base went into this season with a sense of nervousness on how their team would preform. Yet, acting head coach David Padgett has proven that this team can have success with him at the helm. The Cardinals are 14-4 (11-1 at home) and currently sit at second place in the ACC standings. However, while at first glance this may make Eagles fans nervous, this game is still very winnable for BC.
While Louisville’s record and standing may appear better, the road they took to get there was much easier than the Eagles. Three of the ACC teams that the Cardinals beat are in the bottom half of the ACC standings (VT, FSU, Pitt) with ND being the only ‘honorable’ ACC win so far this season. Additionally, Louisville has had multiple nail-bitter victories against non-conference opponents such as Albany and Seton Hall.
This is going to be quite the bird fight as each team is pretty even statistically in RPG (BC - 38.6 UL - 39.6 ), FG % (BC - .528 UL - .516 ), and 3-point % (BC - .370 UL - .348 ). So if you all are looking for a good pregame to the Pats game, this ACC thriller should surely be on your radar.