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Boston College Men’s Basketball: Previewing Eastern Washington

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The Eagles suffered a rough loss at the hands of the Belmont Bruins on Saturday conceding 100 points to the NCAA hopeful team in a match that appeared a lot closer than it should have been. BC’s continued failure to shut down the three point shot allowed the Bruins to completely take over the second half of the contest where they finished going 15/26 from beyond the arc. Nonetheless, the Eagles look forward to their next showdown against the Eastern Washington...EAGLES (Love it).


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Previewing Eastern Washington

To put it simply, Eastern Washington is not that great of a program. Coming out of the Big Sky conference, EWU is currently 2-1 on the season, but none of those wins can be accounted for as ground-breaking victories. They secured one win against Seattle University along with a throttling of Portland Bible College (?) where they won 107-25. Guess there was no divine intervention for the men out of PBC huh? All jokes aside, Eastern Washington’s only formidable opponent they’ve had this year was against Saint Louis where they lost by a margin of 22. This should theoretically be a cake-walk win for BC and I do not see EWU giving the maroon and gold that much of an issue.

Player to Watch Out For

It is hard to pinpoint a specific high-caliber player for EWU simply because their huge victory against a Biblical School completely inflates their statistics. However, one name I do see popping up rather frequently is Junior Jacob Davison. Davison appears to be the workhorse for this team as he averages 28 minutes a game and averages 14 PPG. Furthermore, I can also see Sophomore Kim Aiken Jr. giving the Eagles a slight issue down low as he is currently averaging a double-double in points and rebounds. Yet, again, this is coming against some low-tier opponents.

How Does BC win?

I do not see any reasons as to why BC should drop this match. This could be a great opportunity for them to both work on their perimeter defense as well continue to strengthen their defense in the paint. Eastern Washington is a cream-puff opponent, so as long as BC continues to stick to their strengths and not shoot themselves in the foot with pointless turnovers and lackadaisical defense they should progress to 4-1 pretty soundly.


BC - 84 EWU - 66