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

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NCAA Basketball: Virginia Tech at Boston College Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports

The Eagles continue to search for win No. 10 when they take on Va. Tech.

How Did Boston College Do Last Time Out?

Eagles Drop Heartbreaker to Hurricanes 78-77

How Did Va. Tech Do Last Time Out?

Hokies Fail to Control the Glass in 91-72 Loss at North Carolina.

Va. Tech Key Stats:

81.0 ppg (T-36th in the country)

73.2 paa (211th)

34.8 rpg (246th)

Things to Look Out For With Va. Tech:

  1. Va. Tech Makes it Shots: The Hokies have an effective field goal percentage of 56%, good enough for 18th in the country. The Eagles will be tasked with trying to slow down the Hokies offense.
  2. Crash the Defensive Glass: One weakness for the Hokies is rebounding. The Hokies are the worst team on the offensive glass in the ACC. This is a battle that the Eagles can win, and it could be a way to slow down the Hokies’ offense, by limiting second chance opportunities.

Random, Possibly Incorrect Fact from Va. Tech’s Wikipedia Page

Princeton Review says that Va. Tech has the best quality of life.

Rating the Opposing Mascot

NCAA Football: ACC Championship-Clemson vs Virginia Tech Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Look, I know you’re going for some kind of bird here, but you look more like the Western Kentucky mascot with a bill:

NCAA Basketball: Conference USA Tournament-Old Dominion vs Western Kentucky Marvin Gentry-USA TODAY Sports

YOU AREN’T FOOLING ANYONE, BIRD

Song of the Game:

Old Dominion-Song For Another Time

This is a really great country band that comes from Virginia. They have a lot of good stuff, check them out.

Predictions:

I am not ready to pick the Eagles until they can prove they can close.

Arthur: 78-76 Hokies

Grant: 78-70 BC

AJ: 86-82 VT

Eric: 80-66 VT