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MBB Preview: Showdown With No. 4 UNC On Tap

BC’s biggest test of the year thus far looms on Saturday as the Tar Heels visit Chestnut Hill for a 2:30 tipoff.

The game is on the CW Network and will be a chance for BC to make a massive statement to the rest of the ACC.

Is BC a tournament team? Probably not at this moment, but a win over the No. 4 team in the country would certainly be quite a resume booster. The Eagles will have a long way to go to further state their case, but an upset at least keeps the conversation going.

BC is coming off a gritty win over a struggling Notre Dame team, but most importantly they’ve had four days to rest after the team was ravished by a stomach bug in Clemson. Meanwhile, UNC is 14-3, 6-0 in the ACC and 3-0 on the road. The Tar Heels most recently scored 103 points in a 36-point win over Syracuse and they beat Louisville by 16.

UNC averages 83.9 points per game (top in the ACC) while BC is sixth at 78.0 PPG. Defensively, UNC is seventh, giving up 69.5 PPG while the Eagles are 10th, giving up 72.8 PPG. UNC’s average margin of victory is 14.4 PPG (2nd in the ACC) and BC’s is 5.2 (10th).

The Tar Heels have a multitude of weapons, but RJ Davis leads the conference in points (347) and points per game (20.4). Davis is also 4th in 3-point percentage (42%) Quinten Post is 10th in the ACC in scoring with 271 points and 16.9 PPG. Speaking of Post, he’s the only player in the entire country averaging at least 16.9 points, 7.4 rebounds, 3.2 assists and 2.1 blocks per game.

Of course, he’ll have to deal with UNC superstar big man Armando Bacot, who isn’t having as big of a year as some would have thought offensively, sitting at 19th in the ACC in scoring (252 points, 14.8 PPG). Bacot does however sit in 4th in the ACC in field goal percentage (54%) he leads the conference in rebounding with 179 boards (10.5 RPG).

Claudell Harris has been a huge addition to the BC roster and is actually one spot ahead of Bacot in the ACC scoring rankings with 15.0 PPG. In 3-point shooting, Harris is just behind Davis…


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Author : Eagle Action

Publish date : 2024-01-19 22:35:06

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