The Eagles held Duke to a season-low 63 points and had a four-point lead with under eight minutes to play, but converted just one of their final eight field goal attempts.
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.
The Eagles forced 17 turnovers and Jay Heath, Derryck Thornton, and Nik Popovic all scored in double figures in a season-opening 77-70 win against Wake Forest.
The likes of Derryck Thornton, Steffon Mitchell, and Jared Hamilton will aim to provide BC leadership alongside a group of freshmen brimming with potential.
Four-star, Top-100 recruit DeMarr Langford announced his commitment to the Eagles Saturday. His brother, Makai Ashton-Langford, also transferred to BC in July. Langford is the second Top-100 recruit the Eagles have secured in 12 years.
BC and head coach Jim Christian took a blow on Wednesday, as it announced that talented point guard Wynston Tabbs would undergo knee surgery and miss the 2019-20 season.
Ky Bowman reportedly could have been drafted in the second round on Thursday night, but didn’t want to commit to a two-way contract.
Derryck Thornton was a five-star ESPN 100 recruit who originally played at Duke before transferring to USC after his freshman season.
The Eagles started out well against the Wolfpack, but for the rest of the contest, they were completely dominated en route to a blowout loss.