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Boston College Men’s Basketball Downs Fairfield Stags 77-67

Birds Improve to 8-2, to Face Depaul on Dec. 22.

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If the Boston College Eagles are going to win games after the new year, two things are going to have to improve from the Eagles’ victory against the Fairfield Stags: more diverse scoring and better perimeter defense.

That much is clear as, while the Eagles downed the Stags in Chestnut Hill 77-67 Sunday afternoon, it was not an easy win for the fans in attendance to watch.

On the one hand, it was a game to remember for freshmen Wynston Tabbs and Chris Herren Jr., who both scored 20 and 22 points respectively. However, the offense was less than stellar from the rest of the team. While the rest of the Eagles in the starting lineup were able to cobble together a decent offensive performance in the end, for much of the game Tabbs and Herren Jr. were the only bright spots offensively for BC.

On the other side of the ball, the Fairfield Stags shot 35% from beyond the arc, but not for lack of trying. Powered by a surprisingly solid effort off the bench from Calvin Whipple, the Stags exploited holes in the perimeter defense that the Eagles need to shore up.

Overall, the Eagles were able to pick up the win, but it was not as pretty a win as most Eagles fans would hope.