Boston College led for most of the second half, but couldn’t hold on in the end as #3 Villanova held the Eagles scoreless down the stretch. Here are some of the takeaways from the game.
1. Steffon Mitchell is still the lifeblood of this team. The senior seemed to do all the little things for the Eagles against Villanova. He grabbed 11 rebounds, 4 blocks and a pair of steals. His lack of offensive productivity still is glaring, but Mitchell has all the makings of a potential ACC Defensive Player of the Year candidate.
2. Might as well get into the biggest issue right away. The final four minutes were a disaster for the Eagles. All game long BC had thrived on getting the ball inside and driving to the hoop. Credit goes to Villanova for adjusting to this and really locking down the paint. We saw how hard it