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Boston College Men’s Basketball vs. Fairfield: Final Thoughts and Predictions

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Eagles look to improve to 7-5 on the year

Under Armour Reunion Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images

As ACC play draws closer and closer for the Boston College, the Eagles play another out-of-conference game, this time traveling down to Mohegan Sun for its fourth neutral-site game of the year. BC will take on the Fairfield Stags.

How Did Boston College Do Last Time Out?

RECAP: Boston College Basketball Defeats Sacred Heart 82-75

How Did Fairfield Do Last Time Out?

The News&Observer: Henderson, Smith pace Wolfpack to fourth straight win, 99-78 over Fairfield

Fairfield Key Stats:

74.0 ppg (185th in country)

73.9 paa (222nd)

37.6 rpg (135th)

Things to Look Out For With Fairfield:

  1. This is Not Going To Be An Easy Game: I’m usually of the opinion that, unless its Duke playing Northeast Southern University or something that no games are worth looking past. Even Duke didn’t necessarily run away with its game against Tennessee St. a couple nights ago. With that in mind, anybody looking into this game shouldn’t take anything for granted.

  2. With that said, I understand how the minds of some basketball fans work, and someone might look at this matchup and say “BC should be in a position to win this game.” The reality is that Fairfield is a good basketball team. In fact, it is favored by two points as of 11:40 PM Tuesday night. Kenpom predicts Fairfield to win this game. Don’t look all the way down this article and see that (spoilers) mostly everyone predicted BC to win this game. This is going to be a very difficult game.
  3. Tyler Nelson is good at basketball: The Stags’ biggest offensive threat has to be Tyler Nelson, who posted 38 points in Fairfield’s game against Rider at the beginning of the month. He shoots 48% from two point range, and he can be a little sneaky behind the arc too, a 36.7% shooter. If he get’s going, look out.
  4. Consistency: One things that the Eagles have struggled with constantly this season, and something Jim Christian pointed out during the post game presser Sunday, is consistency. The Eagles can’t become an inconsistent team when it comes to avoiding mental mistakes. If they do, Fairfield is a good enough team to take advantage.

Random, Possibly Incorrect Fact from Fairfield’s Wikipedia Page

Betty Draper, a character from Mad Men, said that, in an episode during Season 7, that she’d be enrolling in the university for a master’s degree.

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)

Angry Orchard

My mom is making lemon chicken tonight, and this drink pairs really well with it. Its light and refreshing, though certainly not the best cider I’ve ever had.

Rating the Opposing Mascot

Lucas The Stag

Wait, hold up. Lucas?

Lucas.

They named their mascot… Lucas?

Yep.

Lucas.

Lucas.

Lucas?

LUCAS!

Fine.

Yeah, no that’s not a stag. They just taught an armadillo to stand upright.

Grade: 0/10

Predictions:

I’m going against the grain on this one. I think BC doesn’t win this game.

Arthur: 75-73 Fairfield

Grant: 71-64 Birds

Hoffses: 78-67 BC

Thomas: 76-68 BC

Laura: 77 - 60 BC