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Men’s Basketball Preview: Boston College vs. Wake Forest

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COLLEGE BASKETBALL: FEB 06 NC State at Boston College Photo by Fred Kfoury III/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

The Boston College men’s basketball team takes on Wake Forest for the first time this season today in what will be BC’s second game back after missing 4 games due to COVID protocol within the program and another game due to a positive test on FSU.

The Eagles, who have won just a single ACC game and only 3 games overall, have one of their best chances to win another game before the season ends today. Wake Forest in in second-to-last place in the ACC, just ahead of the last place Eagles.

The Demon Deacons ACC wins have come against Miami (Wake beat Miami 66-54, the Eagles beat them 84-62) and Pitt (Wake eked out a 76-75 victory over the Panthers, while BC’s game against Pitt was postponed during the COVID stretch).

The Eagles should have a decent chance at winning this one if a) they’re able to shut Daivien Williamson down and b) the majority of the BC team is healthy and cleared to play.

Stats Matchup

Points Per Game: BC - 72.1, Wake - 69.2

Opponent Points Per Game: BC - 78.4, Wake - 68.7

FG %: BC - .432, Wake - .429

3PT %: BC - .338, Wake - .358

FT %: BC - .689, Wake - .748

Rebounds Per Game: BC - 33.1, Wake - 32.9

Opponent Rebounds Per Game: BC - 36.7, Wake - 32.7

Turnovers Per Game: BC - 14.2, Wake - 14.2

Steals Per Game: BC - 7.1, Wake - 7.6

Blocks Per Game: BC - 4.5, Wake - 2.1

Team Leaders

Points: BC - Jay Heath (183), Wake - Daivien Williamson (173)

Rebounds: BC - Steffon Mitchell (73), Wake - Isaiah Mucius (70)

Steals: BC - Makai Ashton-Langford (17), Wake - Daivien Williamson (21)

Blocks: BC - CJ Felder (31), Wake - Jalen Johnson (8)

FG %: CJ Felder (.510), Wake - Ody Oguama (.500)

3PT %: BC - Rich Kelly (.397), Wake - Ismael Massoud (.397)

FT %: BC - Jay Heath (.864), Wake - Jahcobi Neath (1.00)