Graduate transfer Johncarlos Reyes, the Eagles’ last remaining player from its 2015-16 team, has committed to the Wolf Pack, leaving BC with just two true centers.
Marcquise Reed was unstoppable at the tail end of both halves, recording a season-high 31 points, nine rebounds, and four assists, and the Eagles could only keep pace for so long, once again letting a second-period lead slip on the road.
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.
The Eagles briefly trailed in the second half, but the visiting Lions had no answer for the overwhelming duo of Nik Popovic and Ky Bowman, who combined for 46 points and 24 rebounds.
It took double-doubles from Ky Bowman and Nik Popovic and an impressive second half from Wynston Tabbs for the Eagles to fight off Columbia on Wednesday night.
Despite a 28-point effort from Jordan Chatman, the Eagles faltered at home in overtime to former Big East rival Providence, conceding 100 points in the setback.
Despite building a 20-point lead in the first half, the Eagles once again let a lesser non-conference opponent claw back into the game before eventually dispatching them behind Wynston Tabbs’ effort.
Ky Bowman went off for a career-high 38 points in a win over the Cowboys in the Fort Myers Tipoff Tournament, but the Eagles once again struggled to keep their opponent from hanging around.
Bowman finished the game with 38 points on 14-of-22 shooting, and Johncarlos Reyes chipped in with 15 points as the Eagles outscored the Cowboys 17-10 in the final four minutes and pulled out an 88-76 win.