BC has hit a skid recently dropping their last two contests to the likes of DePaul and St. Louis and in for a tough match-up against the red hot Richmond Spiders. The Spiders are 5-1 on the season with notable wins against Wisconsin and Vanderbilt. It’s safe to the say that the struggling Eagles will have their hands full this Saturday as this will be a win that they will have to work for.
The Robins Center
November 30th, 2019
How to Watch
The game is going to be showing on NBCSN which can be found on channels 159 for Dish, 590 for Verizon Fios, 481 for Time Warner Cable and 220 for DirecTV.
The ACC Network will be being used for the Eagles vs. Pitt game instead of this glorious matchup.
How to Listen
WEEI 850 AM
Richmond is another non-conference team that is capable of giving BC the fits as they are entering this game with a 5-1 record and looking to get back into the winning column after a 79-65 loss to #18 Auburn. While some of the teams Richmond has played do not strike me as a tough contests, they nonetheless have some notable wins against the likes of Wisconsin and Vanderbilt. Not bad teams to get wins against before conference play begins. Statistically, the Spiders are a driving force offensively where they as a team average 82.8 points per game and shoot 49.5% from the field.
Players to Watch Out For
The Spiders are team that is still in the midst of growing to become a powerhouse out of the Atlantic-10 conference and are already showing steps in that direction. They do not have any Seniors on their squad, but the talent surrounding their Juniors and Sophomores has made this team a tough team to go up against. Specifically, Eagles should watch out for the likes of Juniors Nick Sherod (G) and Grant Golden (F). Sherod is an all-around menace on the offensive end shooting 48.7% from the field and 51.1% from 3, which we have seen time and again that is BC’s predominant Achilles Heels. Down low, Golden is a 6’10 255 pound man who crashes the glass with authority averaging 8.5 boards a game. Mitchell and Popovic will have to work overtime to keep this man in place and keep him from securing a double-double.
How Does BC Win?
For the love of God, please just defend the three. Again, I think this a situation where BC has to lock-down the perimeter and keep the Spiders from pulling away. In the last few contests, BC has seemed to forgetten that opponents and also shoot beyond the arc and on account of this have given up some wide-open looks. This happened against Belmont, Depaul and St.Louis and is one of the primary reasons the Eagles have dropped those games by allowing their opponents to get into a rhythm and go on unprecedented double-digit runs. Furthermore, we need to see BC play consistently for all forty minutes. If they don’t Richmond will be able to pull away and I will start to question how much conditioning is being done in practice.
Peter: BC 74 Richmond 82
Patrick: BC 71 Richmond 82
Grant: BC 45 Richmond 13 (Love the confidence Grant)