|Any team that shares the same city as the Red Sox is not ok in my book.
Boston College has losses to Providence, UMASS, and Toledo, none of whom are world beaters (although UMASS is pretty decent this year). However, a close loss to UCONN surrounded by 3 wins (including one against Washington) give the Eagles some confidence heading into this one. In order to pull it out, Purdue must shut down guard Olivier Hanlan and forward Ryan Anderson who have combined for over 40 points per game, while keeping Joe Rahon quiet from 3-point range. BC has quite an offensive arsenal for being a basement team in their conference, so expect Purdue to score and score often. I fully expect the Boilers to run, attempting to get a number of transition buckets. If the running game isn't working, the Boilers may not have enough firepower to pull it out.
Mackey should be looking pretty cool tonight according to this picture. The gold and black shirts on national tv are always awesome - hope it gets the crowd into it. Another thing to keep an eye on is the current ACC/Big Ten standings (heading into tonight, ACC is up 4-2). This is among the last games in the event and could be the game that decides the winner.
Line: Purdue -4
Erik: Purdue 86 - Boston College 81
Kirk: Purdue 81 - Boston College 80