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Boston College Basketball vs. Miami (FL) Hurricanes: Final Thoughts and Predictions

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BC's up to a four game losing streak.

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And the perpetual momentum of season continues its ceaseless movement into Wednesday evening. Along this journey, the Boston College Eagles have yet to pick up a win in-conference. With bitter cold outside Conte Forum, inside the warm, friendly confines, the Eagles look to break a now four game losing streak against the No. 15 Miami Hurricanes.

Did BC Win Last Time Out?

What To Watch For:

  1. Offensively Offensive: The last time the Eagles played offensive juggernaut the Notre Dame Fighting Irish, the Eagles were listless and unable to stop the Irish onslaught. Wednesday night's team is not the now No. 1 in adjusted offense Irish, but the 'Canes aren't too shabby at No. 18. The Eagles are going to need to learn from past mistakes.
  2. Is Anyone But Eli Carter Going To Put Up Solid Point Totals?: Eli Carter has accounted for 43.56% of the Eagles' points the past two games. Now, I'm no math major, but that's close to half. I get it, it is because he's taking a lot of shots, but it isn't like when other players on the team touch the ball they are doing a lot with it offensively (33.33% from the field past two games). The Eagles cannot be this easy to solve offensively. Improvement can start in the game of Jerome Robinson, who, after a hot start to the season has regressed and has put up an average of 3.5 ppg the past two games.
  3. Last Chance to be ACC Ready: I set this game as the moment of truth so to speak in terms of whether or not this team would be able to compete in the ACC. If the young team was ready by this point, it could be a force. If not, they would get trapped in the strain of the ACC schedule. They aren't ready as of right now, will a strong performance against Miami change that?

Random, Possibly Incorrect Fact from Miami's Wikipedia Page

The University of Miami is located in Coral Gables, Fla.

HAHAHAHAHAAH THEY AREN'T EVEN LOCATED IN BOSTON MIAMI HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA GOD I'M SO FUNNY FOR POINTING THAT OUT, GEOGRAPHY TOTALLY MATTERS IN THESE TYPES OF THINGS HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA I SHOULD TOTALLY USE GEOGRAPHY AS A COMEBACK IN ALL THINGS ARGUMENTATIVE IN TERMS OF QUALITY OF SCHOOLS HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAH THEY SHOULD HAVE CALLED IT NEWTON COLLEGE THE UNIVERSITY OF CORAL GABLES BECAUSE THEY AREN'T EVEN LOCATED IN BOSTON MIAMI

(*note* People in Miami probably don't care about geography. At all. Because after 90 years of existence, the university community probably came up with a better comeback than one about what municipality a university is in.)

Players To Watch

Sheldon McClellan: (15.9 ppg [leads team], 53.6 fg%)

Tonye Jekiri: (9.4 rpg [leads team])

Angel Rodriguez: (3.7 assists per game [leads team])

Non-Alcoholic Beverage of the Game

Iced Coffee

Look, I know it's a repeat, but it's a night game, and as the youngest member of the BC Interruption staff, I need to be mindful of the proximity of my bedtime.

Rating Sebastian the Ibis

What in God's name is an Ibis?

*quick google search*

Oh. I see.

But your team name is not the Ibides. You are the Hurricanes.

Also, call it an ibis all you want. That's a duck.

1/10

Can BC Win This Game?

Probably.

Will They?

lol nope.

Final Thoughts And Predictions

BC is going to win one of these eventually, right?

'Canes 70-50 BC

Writer Pick Explanation Points
Arthur 70-50 'Canes

I will be watching from press row 14
Joe N/A

13
Grant 68-49 'Canes
11
A.J

70-50 'Canes

A.J. gets five points for getting the Pitt spread exactly right. 17
Dan

79-57 'Canes

Miami's two straight losses means they're going to be angry. That also means they won't be caught napping. At this point, that's bad news for BC, who honestly wouldn't have won this game against a sleepy team from The U. It's not for lack of effort, but these teams are far further ahead in talent and development than BC. You have to expect a good chunk of losses until the right game comes along.


18
Laura 76-58 'Canes

15
John "Coach" Fidler 74-60 'Canes Miami has struggled on the road and comes in off two straight losses, but right now, BC is a welcome medication to the sick. 16
Caleb N/A
7
Kwani N/A *crickets* 1
Jeff N/A *crickets* 0
Bridget N/A *crickets* 0
Brian N/A

*crickets*

1
Eric 65-55 'Canes

5