After a season last year guided by heavy minutes from a trio of guards, injuries have resulted in a depleted starting five that’s negated BC’s newfound depth, relegating the Eagles back to the bottom of the ACC.
Despite leading his team to a 19-win season last year, head coach Jim Christian has not found the same success this year as the Eagles have instead taken a massive step backwards.
In the latest edition of our ACC power rankings, the top five remains unchanged ahead of a Duke-Virginia weekend showdown that could decide who wins the regular season title.
Starting his first game of the season, reserve guard Nikola Djogo racked up a career-high 21 points, guiding the Irish to their best offensive performance of ACC play and another win over rival BC.
Ky Bowman played hero at the end of the game for the Eagles, hitting an off-balance 3-pointer with 15.8 seconds to play as BC managed to beat Wake Forest on the road Saturday.
Bowman was the hero with his wild game-winning shot, while Nik Popovic led the Eagles with 21 points. Jaylen Hoard led all scorers with 22 points in a losing effort for the Demon Deacons.
The Eagles shot 13-of-21 from 3-point land, and scored 51 points in the second half to hold off a Seminoles rally and record their first ACC win.
Jordan Chatman was the lone bright spot for the Eagles, returning to form by leading BC with 21 points and connecting on 6-of-10 attempts from behind the arc in the Eagles’ loss to Louisville.
Without Wynston Tabbs and a fully healthy Steffon Mitchell, the Eagles fell apart in the second half and watched a close game with the Hokies slip away.
BC’s starting lineup combined for 20 fouls, and the No. 10 Hokies took advantage, erasing a halftime deficit and dealing the Eagles their second-straight loss.