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

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LET’S GET READY TO #therivalry

NCAA BASKETBALL: JAN 01 Syracuse at Boston College Photo by Fred Kfoury III/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Finally, after a drought surpassing a little less than two years, we can start Final Thoughts with the following:

Boston College looks to build upon its first ACC win of the year when it travels to Winston-Salem, N.C. to take on the Wake Forest Demon Deacons.

How Did Boston College Do Last Time Out?

THE CURSE IS OVER!: Boston College Men’s Basketball Snaps In-Conference Losing Streak, Beats Syracuse 96-81

How Did Wake Forest Do Last Time Out?

Blogger So Dear Wake Forest Collapses Against Clemson and Falls, 73-68

How Did BC Do Last Time Against Wake?

Wake Forest Key Stats:

81.1 ppg (46th in country)

73.7 paa (T-226th)

37.4 rpg (148th)

Things to Look Out For With Wake Forest:

  • The Necessity Game: It’s no secret that the win against Syracuse was a win that the Boston College Eagles desperately needed. While wins moving forward will be sought after, the monkey is effectively off the back of the Eagles. On the flip side, as Blogger So Dear’s Robert Reinhard pointed out, this is a game that Wake needs to win to prevent the wheels coming off on their season. BC can’t let Wake be the hungrier team.
  • Ky Bowman is Good At Basketball: As noted in our interview with Blogger So Dear, Bowman has the ability to change the game himself if he gets going. He has turned into a bonafide ACC scoring threat, and is someone the Deacs need to shut down.

Random, Possibly Incorrect Fact from Wake Forest’s Wikipedia Page

Wake Forest practices a test-optional admissions policy.

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)

Strongbow Cider

Strongbow makes a really good dry cider that is a nice change of pace from other ciders on the market. I recommend it.

Rating the Opposing Mascot

The Demon Deacon

Maryland v Wake Forest Photo by G Fiume/Getty Images

This looks familiar…

Wait.

Yeah.

Songs of the Game:

Do I need an excuse to put a Bruce Springsteen song here? No. Will I take it? You bet.

Predictions:

I’m overconfident.

Arthur: 70-66 BC

Grant: BC 73 Wake 65 LET'S GO

John “Coach” Fidler: Wake 77 BC 75– I can see this going either way. Wake's efficiency on offense, John Collins in the post, playing at home and BC's first conference road game, slightly outweighs the momentum of both teams.

Eric: 75-71 Wake–First true road test might be tall order for Eagles.

Laura: BC 77 Wake 71

A.J.: Wake 75 BC 74– close one but not this time