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Boston College Basketball vs. Richmond: Final Thoughts and Predictions

NCAA Basketball: Barclays Center Classic-Boston College vs Kansas State Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports

So about that streak…

NCAA Basketball: Barclays Center Classic-Boston College vs Kansas State Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports

BC plays Richmond in the Barclays Center Classic consolation game. They looked very strong against a very good Maryland team. This could be bad.

How Did BC Do Last Time Out?

Turnover Laden Game Leads to K-State Victory over Boston College Basketball 72-54

How Did Richmond Do Last Time Out?

Baltimore Sun: Melo Trimble scores 31 to help Maryland rally for 88-82 OT win over Richmond

Things to Look Out For With Richmond:

  1. Speed: This team can play a very, very fast game. The entire first half Friday evening the Spiders looked like they were a step faster than Maryland. BC will need to adjust from a bruising game Friday evening.
  2. Turnovers: BC’s problems with turnovers have been infuriating all season, but it reached a boiling point Friday evening. Twenty-one turnovers are simply unacceptable, and will not fly in any form of competitive basketball. That needs. to. be. fixed.
  3. Not-So-Friendly Confines: There’s something about the Barclays Center that offenses struggle with, especially with BC and Richmond. Last year Richmond played two games at the Barclays Center and scored below its average points per game. BC has played two games recently at Barclays, both difficult offensive performances. While Richmond has a decent offensive game under its belt, it’s something to keep an eye on.

Random, Possibly Incorrect Fact from Richmond Wikipedia Page

Richmond holds a “Ring Dance” every year to celebrate the accomplishments of the junior women that year.

A Good Alcoholic Accompaniment To Be Drunk In Moderation

(note: the final thoughts and predictions offer this alcoholic accompaniment in recognition of the author's post 21st birthday life. final thoughts and predictions supports responsible drinking. this is a drink to be enjoyed for people 21 years of age and older)

Brooklyn American Ale

This is a very drinkable beer. Also, it is brewed 4.4 miles away in Williamsburg.

Rating the Opposing Mascot

webstUR

This is a good mascot. I like the web, it is a nice touch.

Grade: 9/10

Predictions:

We aren’t doing formal predictions, but here’s what we passed around during the Richmond/Maryland game:

Joe: Whoever it is will beat BC 70-55
Unless it's Maryland in which case 110-55

Grant: No idea

Laura: 82-74 team that isn’t BC

Arthur: The Corona I had at the game was good.