The Eagles return home from South Bend with their first win over the Fighting Irish since 2004.
Boston College men’s basketball can’t consistently connect on shooting, putting the Eagles at 4-5, their worst start since the 2015-16 campaign.
The Eagles can’t seem to find their offensive identity, leading to a second straight blowout loss and a record below .500 for the first time this year.
After giving up a 21-0 run to Saint Louis earlier in the week, the Eagles nearly replicated that inglorious feat as the Spiders went on a decisive 23-2 run.
Boston College men’s basketball struggled with shooting and rebounding, eliminating a substantial first quarter lead in a loss to Saint Louis.
“Those stretches are killing us,” head coach Jim Christian said after the Billikens scored 21 unanswered to pull away on Wednesday.
BC nearly erased a 13-point deficit in the second half to the visiting Blue Demons, but a career-high 15 points from Julian Rishwain was wasted in a 72-67 setback.
The Eagles lost the rebound battle, struggled to close out on 3-pointers, and lost their composure as the game went on.
The Eagles allowed Belmont to make 15 3-pointers and reach the century mark in points, as the Bruins beat BC men’s basketball, 100-85, and handed the Eagles their first loss of the season.