Quick Miami preview
Saturday's game against Miami is no longer a must win, but picking up the W would be very helpful to BC's NCAA standings. Despite their recent slide, the Canes remains a strong RPI team (49 and still higher than BC). Of course the win would also get BC to the important 8 ACC win mark and potentially move the team into the Top 25 polls.
Conversely this is a must win for Miami. Losers of six of the last seven they need this to keep their tourney hopes alive. Although they've stumbled of late, three of those losses were in OT and they played some of the better teams in the ACC.
The biggest difference between this Miami team and the one we faced earlier this year is that Dwayne Collins is not 100%. McClinton remains their most dangerous player and the guy we should focus on. BC did a decent job of containing him last time.
I think the key to this game is defensive rebounding and good shot selection. BC shot 27 3s last time. This time, I think they need to slow the pace a bit and work for more high percentage shots close to the basket from Trapani, Sanders and Raji.
I think if BC can control early and breakdown the Canes interior D, Miami will fade in the second half and BC will win by a nice margin.
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