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FSU basketball vs Boston College: Preview, how-to-watch, Vegas line

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The ‘Noles need to sweep the final two to guarantee a 1-seed in the ACCT

NCAA Basketball: Boston College at Florida State Glenn Beil-USA TODAY Sports

Boston College (4-13, 2-9) is a mess. They’ve won four games all season. They’re on their way to their 3rd straight losing season (hey, just like Miami). Their leading scorer hit the transfer portal. Their 3rd leading scorer did the same. And they fired their coach.

Of course firing their coach may have been just what they needed. They came out and dropped 94 points on Notre Dame without him. It was their most efficient offensive game in five years.

One thing BC does is shoot a ton of 3s. Literally. 47% of their attempts are 3s, and FSU has had a problem defending the arc all season.

The Eagles are led by sophomore Jay Heath (6-3, 175) who scores 14.6 per game. He’s only a 33% 3-point shooter but has already had eight games in his career where he’s made four or more.

With their limited roster, Makai Ashton-Langford (6-3, 185) and Frederick Scott (6-8, 230) both came off the bench and scored 18, combing for 6-10 from deep. Both are transfers (Providence and Rider respectively). Ashton-Langford entered the Notre Dame game as a 17% 3-point shooter and promptly canned 4-6. Scott has only attempted nine 3s this year (he missed a ton of time) but is a 39% career marksman.

BC is 12th in the conference in offense, but they do like to play fast (2nd) so it could be a high scoring game.

Defensively, they’re terrible. They’re dead last in the ACC and surrender the highest 2-pt% in the conference.

The game tips at 9 PM from the Tuck and will be broadcast on the ACC Network. FSU is an 18.5 point favorite.