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Boston College Men’s Basketball: Previewing St. Louis and How to Watch

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BC looks to bounce back against the Billikens

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BC ran into a tough DePaul team this past weekend and now they must go up against a St. Louis team that has been to the NCAA tournament 4 times in the last ten years. BC will need to get its offensive rhythm back after an out-of-sync performance against DePaul. If the Eagles want to prove that they are for real then they’ll need to start beating some NCAA Tournament-quality teams. The Billikens will give them just such an opportunity.

Where

Conte Forum

When

November 27th, 2019

2 pm

How to Watch

The game is going to be broadcast on the new ACC Network, a collaboration between the ACC and ESPN. The ACC Network can be found on channel 612 for DirecTV, 402 for Dish Network, 388 for Spectrum, and for Verizon Fios channel is 329 for standard definition and channel 829 for high-def.

The game will also be available to those subscribed to the ACC Network via the ESPN app.

Furthermore, the ACC Network is available to those with subscriptions to Hulu + Live TV, YouTube TV, Sling TV, or Playstation VUE.

You can also find a TV provider with ACC Network by going on GetACC.com

How to Listen

WEEI 850 AM

Previewing DePaul

As defending Atlantic 10 Conference champions, the St. Louis Billikens have high expectations for their season and so far they are off to a strong start. At 5-1 the Billikens only loss came against a Seton Hall team that is one of the favorites to win the Big East Conference. They’ve won all of their games by double digits and several of those teams are former BC opponents (High Point, Belmont, and Eastern Washington). The Billikens are a good shooting team hitting nearly 46% of their shots and are averaging 74.2 point per game. St. Louis is led by guards Jordan Goodwin and Gibson Jimerson, and forward Hasahn French. These three players carry much of the workload for this team in terms of scoring.

Players to Watch Out For

Jordan Goodwin. This 6’3”, 200 pound, junior guard is, either leading or near the top, in every offensive category this season. Scoring 15.5 points per game, he leads the Billikens in scoring and also leads them in steals with 2.5. He’s also third on the team in field goal percentage with 52.9. Despite their talent at guard BC has given up some big stat lines to opposing guards this season, they’ll need to step up this game in order to contain Goodwin.

How Does BC Win?

BC’s biggest problem this year has been consistency. Game to game, and even throughout the course of games, the Eagles have looked good in stretches but their problem has been playing that way for a full game. Against lesser competition they’ve been able to get away with these lapses but against better competition its dug BC’s grave. St. Louis has the statistical advantage over BC in almost every major category (except steals), so the Eagles can’t afford to not play at their best for forty minutes. If BC can put together that complete game they can certainly beat the Billikens.

Predictions

St. Louis – 67 / BC – 72