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Boston College Basketball vs. Hartford: Final Thoughts and Predictions

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Boston College looks to improve on its performance from Wednesday night against Harvard when they take on Hartford Friday night.

That sentence is confusing.

BC is not playing the school with the near-impossible admissions rate.

Its playing Hartford. Hartford. Like the city.

Now then.

How Did Boston College Do Last Time Out?

RECAP: Turnovers, Strong Crimson Offensive Onslaught Doom Boston College Basketball 74-66

How Did Hartford Do Last Time Out?

College roundup: Quinnipiac men's basketball team rolls past Hartford

Things to Look Out For With Hartford:

  1. Another really good three point shooting team: After playing a team that was really good from behind the arc, BC plays yet another that’s really good from behind the arc. The Hawks get 39.9% of their points from three point land, above the national average, and shoot really well as well, 39.7% from outside.
  2. Turnovers: This has been a problem for BC pretty much since I’ve been covering this team. It seems like the one thing that can always kill any effort this team generates is turnovers. They need to limit how it takes care of the ball. BC’s turnover percentage is atrocious–307th in the country.
  3. Tempo: Hartford plays with the 71st quickest tempo in the nation. Something to keep an eye on.

Random, Possibly Incorrect Fact from Hartford’s Wikipedia Page

Yep. They have a campus on a road that is named Asylum Avenue.

source

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)

Coors Light

I tried to find a Connecticut based beer to feature, but was unsuccessful, so have the beer that you have when you literally have no other option. Much like going to school in Connecticut.

Rating the Opposing Mascot

Howie the Hawk

That’s a cartoon.

Never mind, the cartoon was more intimidating.

Grade: 1/10

Predictions:

BC is objectively a better team. This won’t be competitive.

Arthur: 70-60 BC

Hoffses: 82-68 Birds

Grant: I predict that the Yard Goats will need another season to finish their ballpark

Laura: Lol @ grant. BC 77 Hartford 68