Following a three-game run in the ACC Tournament, the Eagles will make their return to the postseason on Tuesday night at Western Kentucky for a first-round NIT matchup.
Just over 24 hours after beating Georgia Tech in the ACC Tournament opener, BC will take the court for its second round matchup against fifth-seeded North Carolina State.
The Eagles, behind 45 combined points from the backcourt duo of Ky Bowman and Jerome Robinson, led for 39 minutes en route to a 15-point victory over a Syracuse team that had beat them earlier in the year.
Ky Bowman’s game-winning rebound symbolized just how dynamic his play has been all season, while Nik Popovic put forth one of the worst games of his career in the upset win.
In a matchup of potent offenses, the Eagles will host Virginia Tech on Wednesday night, looking to snap their third two-game skid of the season.
BC turned the ball over 17 times and offered very little resistance on the defensive end of the court, allowing the Orange to shoot a season-high 60.4 percent from the field on Wednesday night.
In its worst defensive performance of the season, BC gave up 19 points on the break and was outscored, 48-18, in the paint against the defending national champion Tar Heels.
BC will face off against Iowa for the first time in program history on Dec. 27 in the New Era Pinstripe Bowl. But the Big Ten foe isn’t really that foreign. In fact, it’s nearly identical to head coach Steve Addazio’s team.