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Previewing and Predicting Boston College Men’s Basketball vs. Syracuse

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Now on a three game losing streak, Jim Christian needs to find a way to rally the troops for tonight’s senior game at Conte, when the Eagles host the visiting Syracuse Orange.

Keys to the Game

The last time these two teams faced off, Boston College shot the ball very well, but its poor defense and 17 turnovers were too much to overcome in the Carrier Dome. To win tonight, the Eagles will need to limit turnovers and defend the three ball.

Syracuse’s Strengths

The zone defense is a strength, especially with the length that Syracuse has on the perimeter, as that can cause many teams problems. The Eagles must find a way to get Jerome Robinson in the middle of the zone and let him attack from there.

Syracuse Player To Watch

Tyus Battle. He made it onto the Jerry West Finalist list ahead of Jerome (somehow) and both will be competing for first team All-ACC honors this year. Expect him to hunt his shot tonight.

Predictions

Matt: 78-74 Syracuse

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