clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

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

New, 5 comments

Let’s get ready to basketball!

Boston College Eagles v UNC Tar Heels Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images

The search for a tenth win continues for the Boston College Eagles, who host North Carolina Saturday afternoon.

How Did Boston College Do Last Time Out?

Eagles Tripped up by Virginia 71-54

How Did North Carolina Do Last Time Out?

UNC 85 - Syracuse 68: Roy Williams is the second fastest to 800 wins

North Carolina Key Stats:

89.4 ppg (4th in country)

70.2 paa (134th)

46.0 rpg (1st)

Things to Look Out For With North Carolina:

  1. Back to Full Strength: Our sister blog Tar Heel Blog reported Tony Bradley, who was sidelined with a concussion, is expected to return Saturday. This gives the Tar Heels a lineup at full strength. Bradley has not started a game this season, but he is UNC’s highest scoring non-starter. Having a little extra depth could be a big thing for the Tar Heels.
  2. Dynamic Duo: Justin Jackson and Joel Berry II are UNC’s equivalent of Jerome Robinson and Ky Bowman. Shutting down the two of them will be key to any chance at a BC win.
  3. Strong Inside Defense: UNC might be the best team inside that BC will face all year. The fourth highest scoring offense in all of the land, the Tar heels garner 55.1% of its points from two-point-shots. The game will be won and lost inside.
  4. Shoot the lights out: Against arguably the best offense the Eagles will face all year, Ky Bowman and Jerome Robinson need to get of the collective schnide. BC will need a solid defensive effort to win, but a good offensive effort from Bowman and Robinson won’t hurt.

Random, Possibly Incorrect Fact from North Carolina’s Wikipedia Page

UNC is one of three schools to lay claim to the title of oldest public university in the US.

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)

Miller High Life

Budweiser Parent Company AB InBev Continues Efforts To Purchase Rival Miller Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images

An underrated cheap beer, it can be found at most bars across the US.

Rating the Opposing Mascot

Syracuse v North Carolina Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images

He looks angry.

Songs of the Game:

The Who: Who Are You

What, you think I was going to make a Sweet Caroline joke because BC was playing North Carolina? Am I that predictable?

Well guess what? Billy Joel’s Piano Man is the best, and Neil Diamond’s Sweet Caroline is overrated garbage.

/ducks

Predictions:

EagleAction’s Zack Spears and I determined that my presence is a curse on the BC men’s basketball team, which holds up, because when I missed the BC/UNC game last year at BC for the women’s Beanpot, the Eagles took the Tar Heels to the wire. Considering I’m going to be in a different time zone by tip, I like the Eagles’ chances.

Arthur: 102-99 BC

Laura: 85-62 UNC

John “Coach” Fidler: 92-74 UNC

Andrew: 82-68 UNC

Grant: 118-49 BC (editors note: really grant?)

Tom: 85-80 BC