Boston College feeling good into another battle with Duke basketball team

The Boston College Eagles will be feeling good about themselves heading into its matchup on Tuesday night with the Duke basketball team after defeating the North Carolina Tar Heels on Saturday evening.

Tuesday night will be the second matchup of the season between the Duke Blue Devils and the Boston College Eagles and Jim Christian’s team is planning to make it much more of a competitive game.

Duke ran the Eagles out of Cameron Indoor Stadium by 39 points on December 31, but since then Boston College has been struggling but have since been playing better basketball, capped off with its win over North Carolina on Saturday evening in the Dean Dome.

Saturday’s victory over the Tar Heels came in the return of Cole Anthony as Boston College came up with a late defensive stand after Jared Hamilton hit 2-of-3 free throws to tie and give the Eagles the lead.

Boston College was only able to score 49 points against Duke in December and CJ Felder was the only player that reached double-figures with 13 points in the blowout loss.

On the flip side, Duke only had two players in double digits (Matthew Hurt and Wendell Moore) but each of the 11 players who saw the floor for the Blue Devils scored at least three points.

The Eagles still have four players averaging at least ten points per game and that starts with former Blue Devil Derryck Thornton who averages 12.8 points per game followed by Jay Heath who averages 12.4 points.

Nik Popovic and Jairus Hamilton average 10.5 and 10.1 points per game, respectively.

Popovic is the only player still on Boston College that defeated the Blue Devils back in the 2017-18 season, the least time Duke visited Chestnut Hill. Popovic scored eight points and grabbed seven rebounds in Boston College’s 89-84 victory.

Duke and Boston College will tipoff at 7:00pm EST from the Conte Forum and the game can be seen on ESPN.

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