A seven seed for the first time since 1993, the Eagles will look to carry over their regular season success and pull off an upset against No. 8 Providence in the best-of-three Hockey East quarterfinals.
The Eagles tied the game six minutes into the second period thanks to a goal from Casey Fitzgerald, and Marc McLaughlin and David Cotton added third-period goals as BC beat the No. 9 Huskies 3-1 on Senior Night Friday.
Despite putting up a great fight, the Eagles were defeated by UMass at home, extending their losing streak to four games.
Graham McPhee scored in both the first and second period for the Eagles, but Massachusetts responded with three goals in the second frame to earn a 4-2 victory and sweep BC.
Longtime Eagles head coach Jerry York is here to stay, signing a multi-year extension that will keep him at BC through 2021-22.
The Eagles also snapped a 22-game non-conference losing streak, as freshmen Jack McBain and Patrick Giles scored and the penalty kill was superb all night long, holding the Crimson to an 0-for-4 mark on the man advantage.
Ben Finkelstein, Oliver Wahlstrom, and Jack McBain recorded multi-point performances as BC notched a victory in advance of the Beanpot.
Despite being outshot by 11, BC never trailed in the contest, but the River Hawks cut numerous deficits to force a hard-fought tie.
Both hockey teams are in action this weekend, with the men playing a two-game set against No. 13 Arizona State, while the women attempt to right the ship in conference play against New Hampshire.