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Boston College Basketball vs. Pitt/N.C. State: Final Thoughts & Predictions

Four games remain in the regular season. Let's get this over with.

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Game Facts

Game 27 vs. Pittsburgh Panthers

Tuesday, February 24, 2015, 9:00 p.m. Eastern
TV: ESPNU
Radio: WEEI 850 AM, BCEagles.com

Series History: 31-17, Pittsburgh

First Meeting: Pittsburgh 76, Boston College 66 (December 18, 1959)
Last Meeting: Pittsburgh 61, Boston College 60 (OT) (January 6, 2015)
Last Meeting at the Pete: Pittsburgh 68, Boston College 58 (January 28, 2004)

Game 28 vs. North Carolina State Wolfpack

Saturday, February 28, 2015, Noon Eastern
TV: RSN/NESN
Radio: WEEI 850 AM, BCEagles.com

Series History: 9-8, N.C. State

First Meeting: Boston College 72, N.C. State 55 (December 20, 1957)
Last Meeting: N.C. State 78, Boston College 68 (March 9, 2014)
Last Meeting at Conte Forum: N.C. State 78, Boston College 73 (January 5, 2013)

Roster Notes

No changes from last week.

Projected Starters

G Olivier Hanlan, junior
G Aaron Brown, graduate
G Patrick Heckmann, senior
F Garland Owens, sophomore
C Dennis Clifford, junior

Scoreboard Watching / Out of Town Notes

Tonight's N.C. State at North Carolina game is of mild intrigue (8:00 p.m., ESPN3) as the Pack are BC's next opponent. Same for Virginia Tech, which has a brutal week with games vs. Duke (Wednesday 9 p.m., ESPN2) and at Virginia (Saturday 4 p.m. ESPN3).

Gametime Song of the Week

Cage The Elephant - Cigarette Daydreams. You can drive all night / Looking for the answers in the pouring rain / You wanna find peace of mind / Looking for the answer

Random Factoids

Having been a member of the ACC for a decade now, the program has acclimated itself to playing in nearly all the arenas in the conference. That's not the case for Pitt's Petersen Events Center. Tonight's game will be the first time that the Eagles have played in Pittsburgh since the 2003-04 season, and it is just their second time ever playing at the Pete.

Dot Dot Dot

I suppose much of this can't be helped, but how odd is it that a program can play two games each against four different conference opponents before playing a single game against three of the league's 14 other teams? That's exactly what BC will do down the stretch when they finish the year with their first and only games against N.C. State, Virginia Tech and Wake Forest -- three of the weaker programs in the league this year.

Welcome to the expanded ACC.

BCI Predictions

With four regular season games to play, Grant maintains a slight 1-win edge over Boston College, 10 to 9. hoya extends his lead to 2 points over myself and Coach.

BC-Pitt Score BC-NCST Score Pts. Record Picking BC
hoyaeagle 71-62 66-65 23 20-4
Brian Favat 69-61 66-65 21 18-6
CoachJF 64-56 71-62 21 18-6
Jeff Martyn 58-52 64-63 20 17-7
A.J Black 75-67 64-3 19 16-6
CSOM_97 18 15-9
Dan Rubin 79-64 70-62 18 18-5
Joe Gravellese 70-67 70-67 18 17-7
Kwani Lunis 76-75 76-75 17 16-5
Grant Salzano 76-74 67-59 12 10-14

Leave your thoughts / predictions on Boston College-Pitt and Boston College-N.C. State below. Go Eagles!