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

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NCAA Basketball: Boston College at Georgia Tech Jason Getz-USA TODAY Sports

Since Jan. 11, the Boston College Eagles have been on a nine game schnide. The Eagles look to fix that against Georgia Tech.

How Did Boston College Do Last Time Out?

BOSTON COLLEGE MEN’S BASKETBALL FINAL SCORE: Eagles outscored 50-32 in 2nd Half, Lose by 11 to Georgia Tech

How Did Notre Dame Do Last Time Out?

BONZIE is the Wind Beneath Our Wings: A Thorough Recap of Notre Dame’s Win Over Florida State

Things To Look Out For With Notre Dame:

  1. Free Throws: Notre Dame comes into Tuesday evening’s contest one of the best free throw shooting teams in the country. BC will need to limit defensive contact, and in turn limit Notre Dame’s trips to the stripe.
  2. Free Throws: BC also needs to work on the other end on generating contact and getting to the stripe. While BC certainly isn’t particularly good from the stipe when they get there, only generating 12 free throws in a game (as they did against Georgia Tech) isn’t going to cut it.
  3. Compete Level: As I noted in my last Final Thoughts, BC has had problems with being ready to play, as noted by Jim Christian. That showed against Georgia Tech, with the team slumbering through most of the game. The Eagles need a wake up call.

Random, Possibly Incorrect Fact from Notre Dame’s Wikipedia Page

The Band of the Fighting Irish is the oldest university band in continued existence.

Alcoholic Accompaniment of the Game

Wachusett Blueberry

So, some context. While I was down in Georgia, I tried the Sweetwater Blue, which is a blueberry beer from a local brewery. It was delicious. But they don’t sell it up here, which is sad. This is a perfect alternative.

Ranking the Opposing Mascot:

Crossroads Classic Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images

Live mascots (non animal category) are cheating.

0/10.

Great BC Women’s Athletics Accomplishment We Didn’t Report On

Because it’s my column and I will do what I want, and we as a site believe in reporting on women’s sports.

The BC women’s tennis team won two matchups on the 11th against Rhode Island (7-0) and Bryant (7-1).

Predictions:

This will not be fun.

Arthur: 80-50 Notre Dame

Grant: Notre Dame sucks

Laura: Sorry, I only report about women’s sports

Brian: 6-4 BC (ENG)

A.J.: 85-66 Notre Dame

Andrew: 81-70 Notre Dame

Eric: 88-75 Notre Dame

Tom: 79-78 BC