Louisville basketball: Three players to watch for Boston College

Wynston Tabbs #5 of the Boston College Eagles (Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images)
Wynston Tabbs #5 of the Boston College Eagles (Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images) /
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Louisville basketball is set to play their second ACC game of the season against Boston College. Here are three players to keep an eye on.

The Cardinals are set to take on a 2-6 Boston College team on Saturday at noon that will represent a prime opportunity for Louisville basketball to get 2021 off on the right foot.

Louisville is riding high coming off a huge rivalry win over Kentucky in the game’s final seconds. Despite the win, the Cards have struggled recently to put together full clean games of basketball and got off too easy against Pitt when a multitude of their top players were out due to injury.

This is Louisville’s time to make a statement that they are still very much a contender in the ACC for the 2020-21 season.

Boston College has struggled to put together wins, but they have some respectable talent on the offensive end of the floor. The Eagles’ strength is at the guard position and that is where they will look to hurt the Cardinals.

Let’s take a look at three players to watch for Boston College when they take on Louisville.

G Wynston Tabbs

Wynston Tabbs has been playing like Boston College’s best player so far this season after missing all of the 2019-20 year due to injury. Tabbs was one of the Eagles’ best players as a freshman and has now taken over this season.

The 6’2′ Tabbs is a pure scorer from his guard spot. He has scored in double digits in every game this season and is an elite shooter from deep.

This will likely be the man that Carlik Jones is matched up with in man-to-man situations most of the game.

The close-outs will have to be furious and lackadaisical movement on defense will not be acceptable against a player like Tabbs. He is generally an unknown in the ACC after one year off but – make no mistake – Tabbs is a dangerous player proving he belongs among the ACC’s best.

If Louisville wants to win this game, they will have to keep tabs on Tabbs. The pun had to be done and I simply will not apologize for it.