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

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Don’t get tripped up

NCAA Basketball: Duke at Elon University Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports

After a win against Syracuse and a loss to Wake Forest, the Boston College Eagles look to exit the week with a winning record when the squad travels down to Durham, N.C. to take on the Duke Blue Devils

How Did Boston College Do Last Time Out?

Poor Outside Shooting Effort Dooms Eagles, BC Loses to Wake Forest 79-66

How Did Duke Do Last Time Out?

News & Observer Allen returns to lineup, Duke hammers Georgia Tech 110-57

Duke Key Stats:

84.7 ppg (19th in country)

63.3 paa (28th)

14.1 rpg (T-157th)

Things to Look Out For With Duke:

Tennessee State v Duke Photo by Lance King/Getty Images

2. Meet The New Boss, Same as the Old Boss?: This will be the first game without Mike Krzyzewski on the bench as he steps away to recover from lower back surgery being conducted today. That means associate head coach Jeff Capel will take the reins of the Blue Devils. The way the Blue Devils react to not having their stalwart leader on the bench will be key.

3. Ball Movement: As Ben Swain noted in our interview published Thursday, ball movement has been a focal point for the Blue Devils after running into problems earlier in the year. Duke had 24 assists against Ga. Tech, and moved the ball exceptionally well. BC will need to adjust.

Random, Possibly Incorrect Fact from Duke’s Wikipedia Page

Grayson Allen was suspended "indefinitely" for being just the worst kind of person.

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)

Shock Top Belgian White’s

I’ve been really getting into Belgian White’s recently, and this is one of my favorites. It’s becoming readily available, and it’s worth a pint or two.

Rating the Opposing Mascot

The Duke Blue Devil

Appalachian State v Duke Photo by Lance King/Getty Images

I remember complaining about the tape on his forehead last year. It still looks stupid, and detracts from what is a pretty dope mascot costume.

Yeah, I said dope. Come at me.

Songs of the Game:

I was on a car ride up to Boston for Frozen Fenway this weekend, and I heard this song on the radio. I thought the lyrics were "it’s trippy," which is funny considering Grayson Allen trips people. But it isn’t. Just enjoy the music.

Predictions:

Maybe someday when this team gels better this game will be competitive. Not this year.

Arthur: 80-60 Duke

Grant: BC 101 Duke 67

Eric: Duke 85 BC 71

A.J.: 90-73 Duke

Laura: Duke 89 BC 68 idk