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Boston College Basketball vs. Florida State: Final Thoughts and Predictions

Mark L. Baer-USA TODAY Sports

The Boston College Eagles have one of their best chances to pick up an ACC win at home against the Florida State Seminoles.

Did BC Win Last Time Out?

What To Watch For

  1. You May Not Be What Your Record Says You Are: 12-7 might not appear to be a spectacularly fantastic record, but a quick analysis of who the 'Noles have played creates a little bit of context for the record. A loss against Hofstra sounds bad, until you realize Hofstra is No. 76 in Kenpom. Iowa is No. 2, and Florida State had to play the Hawkeyes on the road. To be fair, the 'Noles have struggled in conference play (2-5), but to think that this will be an easier matchup would be a huge mistake. Oh, also, they beat Kenpom No. 26 Florida in Gainesville.
  2. Turnovers: BC has now played two straight games where turnovers stifled what could have been really solid offensive performances in the first half. There's also the matter of someone eventually being able to convert on points after turnovers in a more pronounced way.

Random, Possibly Incorrect Fact from Florida State's Wikipedia Page

Reuben O'Donovan Askew, the 37th governor of Florida, was class of 1951

Bad, Definitely Not Correct Joke About Random, Possibly Incorrect Fact from Florida State's Wikipedia Page

Askew is known for mandating that, while in office, all desks would not be level.

NAME PUN!!!!!!!!!!!!

Players To Watch

Malik Beasley: (17.3 ppg [leads team])

Phil Cofer: (.842 free throw %)

Devon Bookert: (.400 3-point %)

Non-Alcoholic Beverage of the Game

Because that's what I'm drinking right now.

What? You want something more creative? WELL YOU'RE NOT GETTING IT. SO HA HA, AND HA.

Can BC Win This Game?


Will They?

Probably not.

Final Thoughts And Predictions


70-60 'Noles

Writer Pick Explanation Points

70-60 'Noles

I will be on press row 16
Joe N/A

Grant 77-65 'Noles

77-52 'Noles

A.J. gets the bonus point. 20

63-59 'Noles

This is the teams best shot to do something and get a win right now. But (broken record) can we really pick BC to win with any confidence? I respect the hell out of their sacrifice and hard work, but there's too much of a disparity between the Eagles and everyone else right now.
Laura 72-61 'Noles

John "Coach" Fidler 64-58 'Noles This is the game where I felt BC could get into the ACC win column, but although I think it will be close, there is still an obvious chasm between this Eagle squad and every other team in the conference. 18
Caleb N/A
Kwani N/A *crickets* 1
Jeff N/A *crickets* 0
Bridget N/A *crickets* 0
Brian N/A

Do we have to?

Eric 56-55 'Noles