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ACC Roundup - BC Downs Harvard And Gets A Big Night From Two Players

Don’t look now but BC may be on a bit of a roll.

Boston College vs Virginia
 BOSTON, MA - February 22: Boston College head coach Earl Grant during the second half of the NCAA Mens basketball game at Conte Forum on February 22, 2023 in Boston, Massachusetts
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In Sunday’s ACC Action, Boston College beat Tommy Amaker’s Harvard, 73-64.

Quentin Post had a monster game with 20 points and 19 rebounds. He also blocked five shots. That’s going to get him ACC Player of the Week vibes.

Transfer Claudell Harris hit 19 and Jaeden Zackery racked up 18 points, six boards and five assists.

Still, Harvard had a 10 point lead, 43-33, early in the second half. It wasn’t a home run for BC; they had to earn it.

In they did and moved to 4-0 while Harvard fell to 4-1.

If you’re curious, Matthew Filipowski, Kyle’s brother, didn’t play.

Things would have to go well for this to work out, but BC could possibly go into January without losing. Why?

A favorable schedule.

BC plays Colorado State, Vanderbilt, NC State, Central Connecticut (those other Blue Devils), Holy Cross, St. John’s, Lehigh, Wake Forest and Georgia Tech. None of those games look like sure losses from here. They might not win them all, but if things go well, BC could get some votes in the polls.

Sunday’s ACC Action sees five games: Clemson hosts Boise State, Miami will see Kansas State in the Bahamas, Wake Forest gets LSU in Charleston, Louisville plays the Longhorns in New York and Mike Young brings his old team, Wofford, to Cassell to take on the Hokies.

We don’t know much about Boise State this year, but last year? 27-7 and they lost to San Diego State in the Mountain West tournament, 53-52 before Memphis booted them out of the NCAA tournament, 64-53.

They’re probably not going to be intimidated.

K-State was one of the biggest surprises of last year as Jerome Tang put together a sensational first season.

But he did so without Nijel Pack, who left for Miami before Tang ever coached a game in Manhattan.

Sunday, they’ll see each other. Should be interesting.

Wake Forest has struggled a bit so LSU should be a real challenge for them. But not an impossible one.

Texas seems like a lead pipe cinch to beat Louisville, but there’s no guarantee of a win. Louisville has been erratic, but stranger things have happened like, say, UNCG beating Arkansas in Fayetteville.

We just can't see Wofford causing the Hokies much trouble. It’s just seems so unlikely.

Sunday’s ACC Action

  • Boise State @ Clemson || 1:00 PM || ESPN+/ACCNX
  • Kansas State vs. Miami || 2:30 PM || CBSSN
  • LSU vs. Wake Forest || 3:00 PM || ESPN2
  • Texas vs. Louisville || 3:30 PM || ESPN
  • Wofford @ Virginia Tech || 5:00 || ESPN+/ACCNX