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Notre Dame Basketball: Staff Picks - Boston College: Round 2

Can Steve Vasturia and V.J. Beachem close out their home career with a victory?

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Pat Rick, Editor (10-5) (23-17)

Previous Picks: Notre Dame 89 - Georgia Tech 67 (Louisville W, Valpo L, Monmouth W, West Virginia L)

Notre Dame Fighting Irish 82 - Boston College Eagles 68

“VJ Beachem will be feeling a little better and shoot well in his final home game, and BONZIE will provide his typical double-double. White Steve and Matty Farrell will not be superb, but will chip in enough along with Pflueger and Gibbs to win this one somewhat comfortably on Senior Night. BC's Ky Bowman will have another strong game, but he won't have enough help to overcome ND's team effort and the home crowd at Purcell. Also, I will cry when they show White Steve being honored in his final home game in an Irish uniform. You can take that to the bank.”

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Jeff Czerniakowski, Staff Writer (12-3) (19-21)

Previous: Notre Dame 81 - Georgia Tech 70 (Louisville W, Valpo L, Iona L, West Virginia L)

Notre Dame Fighting Irish 79 - Boston College Eagles 64

“One final go around inside Purcell Pavillion for VJ Beachem and Steve Vasturia. I expect the Irish to dominate the Eagles and win fairly easily. Notre Dame is on a five game winning streak and it should continue against a struggling Boston College team.”

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Ryan Chichester, Staff Writer (12-3) (23-17)

Previous Picks: Notre Dame 83 - Georgia Tech 73 (Louisville W, Valpo L, Monmouth W, West Virginia L)

Notre Dame Fighting Irish 80 - Boston College Eagles 64

“It's Senior Day, the Irish have won five straight and are fighting for a double bye in the ACC tournament next week. They're also playing one of the worst teams in the conference. Not much more explanation necessary.”

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Brad Wechter, Editor (11-4) (22-18)

Previous Picks: Notre Dame 79 - Georgia Tech 71 (Louisville W, Valpo L, Monmouth W, Baylor W)

Notre Dame Fighting Irish 77 - Boston College Eagles 61

“Can't pick against the Irish in the final home game of the season. They win their sixth straight, and take that momentum into the season ending showdown against Louisville.”

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Bobby Norell, Editor (9-6) (22-18)

Previous Picks: Notre Dame 78 - Georgia Tech 62 (Louisville W, Valpo L, Monmouth W, Baylor W)

Notre Dame Fighting Irish 83 - Boston College Eagles 54

“It’s senior night, shots will be falling, and Steve Vasturia will have one more great performance in Purcell Pavilion. I like the Irish here in rout. Thus, look to see walk-on senior Patrick Mazza get some well deserved minutes at the end of this one. It’s guys like him, that do the behind the scenes work that goes unnoticed at times.

I’d like to see a better offensive performance from Beachem this time around. He was very cold on Sunday against Georgia Tech, and at times tried to force the issue. He needs to let the game come to him.

Lastly, Bonzie Colson will continue to state his case for the ACC Player of the Year. I said in my prediction of the Georgia Tech game, that would begin a stretch of three games where he makes his statement. He started the three game stretch nicely with a double-double against GT. Look for more of the same on Wednesday night.

Oh...and WEAR THE GOLD JERSEYS.”

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Joshua Vowles, Site Manager (9-6) (21-19)

Previous Picks: Notre Dame 86 - Georgia Tech 72 (Louisville W, Valpo L, Iona L, Baylor W)

Notre Dame Fighting Irish 81 - Boston College Eagles 72

“It's going to be a classy ashy Wednesday.”

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