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We've lost seven of our last eight games and appear to be in freefall mode, but a home game against lowly Boston College should result in a Tigers win. We only have five ACC wins on the year, but at least we haven't lost to a truly awful team on our own court. We are 3-0 against fellow ACC cellar-dwellers in games played at Littlejohn (If you consider the ACC's cellar-dwellers to be Georgia Tech, Clemson, Wake Forest, Virginia Tech, and Boston College), and I'm expecting a Tiger victory tonight.
Seeing as this is Senior Night, I'll be expecting a big night from Devin Booker. He hasn't had the season we hoped for, but he's averaged 19 ppg in his last three outings. Booker's main opposition in the frontcourt, sophomore Ryan Anderson, leads the Eagles with 15 ppg. Also watch out for freshman guards Olivier Hanlan, BC's offensive leader in the backcourt, and Joe Rahon, the guy that dropped 26 on us earlier this year.
As of this writing, I have not heard any news on KJ McDaniel's injury. We sorely miss his presence, even if he wasn't playing at his best before the injury. Booker is going to have to step it up if he wants to get a win in his last game at Littlejohn.
A road loss to Miami on Saturday is all but ensured. Depending on the draw, we may have a decent chance of advancing to the quarterfinals of the ACC tournament, but we have little hope of advancing any further. Simply put, this team doesn't have much left to play for. However, as this disappointing season draws closer to its underwhelming conclusion, we can hope that a pair of seniors reflecting on their own underwhelming careers come out and play inspired basketball in their last game in Littlejohn. We can hope.