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Preview: Boston College Men’s Basketball vs. Georgia Tech

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Boston College needs to pick up its first ACC win of the season as they take on the Georgia Tech Yellowjackets on Saturday.

Who: Boston College (9-4) vs. Georgia Tech (8-5)

When: Saturday, January 6th at 4:00 pm ET

Where: McCamish Pavillion, Atlanta, GA

How to Watch: The game will be broadcast on ESPN2

Boston College enters the matchup following a disappointing home loss to Wake Forest, leaving the Eagles at 0-2 in ACC play with three straight road matchups up next. Georgia Tech sits at 8-5 on the season, highlighted by their huge win over Duke but also marked with losses to the likes of UMass Lowell and Nevada. They are led by junior guard Miles Kelly, who averages 15.2 points and 6.0 boards per contest, despite shooting a horrid 33.5% from the floor. Poor shooting is a theme on this Yellowjackets roster — only three players average double digits, the team shoots a collective 41.5% from the floor and 28.3% from downtown. Boston College will have the offensive firepower to win this game; if the Eagles can limit Kelly and backcourt mate Kowacie Reeves (12.2 PPG) it will be a major recipe for success. The Eagles should go to Post early and often to establish a lead early — forcing Georgia Tech to shoot, which is not how they want to play. The Eagles need this one; let’s see how they respond.

Prediction: Boston College 83 — Georgia Tech 75