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Men’s Basketball Preview: Boston College @ Wake Forest

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BC looks to stall a 2 game slide against the Demon Deacons

NCAA Basketball: ACC Conference Tournament-Wake Forest vs Boston College Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

What

The Eagles two game losing streak as coincided with a two game streak of sub-35% shooting from the floor and sub 20% form the three point line. The cold streak has also seemed to affect other aspects of the Eagles game, as if the cold shooting has frozen the team’s confidence. The Eagles will have to find a way to pull it together on the road as they travel to Lawrence Joel Coliseum to face the Demon Deacons of Wake Forest.

Where

Lawrence Joel Coliseum

Winston-salem, NC

When

January 19th, 2020

6:00 PM EST

How to Watch

The game is going to be broadcast on the new ACC Network, which 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

The game will be broadcast on WEEI 850 AM

Previewing the Demon Deacons

Wake Forest has had a rocky road this season and currently sit with an 8-8 record with only a 1-5 mark in the ACC. Part of the Demon Deacons struggles might be chalked up to a laundry list of illnesses and injuries. The team has two player who have missed ten plus game in Tariq Ingraham (who has missed the entire season so far) and Sunday Okeke (14 games). Chaundee Brown, Sharone Wright, Jr., Olivier Sarr have also missed games this season for various reasons. All these injuries have forced Wake Forest to find production elsewhere, mainly their bench. The team’s bench is outscoring opponents 27.5 to 16 points and 8 times this year the bench has combined for 30 points. The free-throw line is an area where the Demon Deacons have excelled. With 24.3 trips per game, Wake leads the ACC in free throw attempts and second in the conference in free throw percentage with 74.3%. Free throws account for 25% of the team’s points this season which is 2nd most in the country.

Player to Watch

Chaundee Brown. Brown has missed four games this season but he is still second on the team in scoring 13.3 points per game, second in rebounds per game (6.5), third in assists (1.6), while shooting 40% from the floor, 34.6% from the three, and is an 85.4% free throw shooter.

How Does BC Win?

Fast Start. BC’s last two games have been marked by poor shooting weakening the team’s overall confidence. After two terrible shooting performances nothing would boost BC’s morale, and their chances of winning, like a hot streak to start off the game. Even when their offense has been off the Eagles have gotten strong defensive and rebounding performances. Increased confidence with better shooting will also benefit those areas. And the defense will have to play well because Wake Forest’s deep bench will make any lead precarious.

BC - 72 / Wake Forest - 70