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Boston College - Syracuse Preview

Syracuse students agree: This should be easier since this game is at home.
Syracuse was the underdog in Chestnut Hill for a good part of the second half, until another solid stretch run gave Syracuse the lead. A few Cooney dunks helped, and Syracuse banished the Eagles. Now they look for the upset in the Carrier Dome to save their season (although that still wouldn't probably get them in). But I'd like it to not be Boston College that finally beats Syracuse.
Lonnie Jackson was 6-9 from behind the arc for Boston College, quite the exception to the rule of Boston College only averaging 7.6ppg. The real key stat from the previous game was Boston College having 16 turnovers, 13 of which were steals. Syracuse had their offense stall at BC, and really the major offense from the Eagles came from behind the arc, that gave them the lead and kept them in the game late. Once Syracuse took control down the stretch it was all she wrote for the Eagles. I think this game goes about the same from what we see from the Eagles, but I think Syracuse plays much better offensively. After a few days rest I think CJ will be ready to go and back to his old clutch mid-range self. Same with Ennis who made some total Freshman plays against NC State on Saturday. Baye-Moussa Keita should be back in the lineup tonight and rebounding like he did before he missed a couple games. But I think Christmas still makes some nice post plays and also has a bunch of key blocks. I like the Orange to build a lead in the second half an have this one not be a squeaker like the last couple. I like the home team in the retro jerseys by 18.
This game is available nationwide on ESPN 2 / Watch ESPN at 7:00pm. John is making fun of BC in person, while I'm holding down the internets. Should be a fun one as my new hometown takes on the Alma mater. Always root for the Alma mater.

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