Ky Bowman had 25 points, 12 rebounds, and eight assists as BC knocked off a struggling Louisville side at Conte Forum on Wednesday night.
In the latest edition of our ACC power rankings, there’s finally some movement at the top, as UNC’s big win against Duke vaults them into the No. 1 spot, while Virginia continues to stay steady at No. 2
Nik Popovic scored all of his team-high 18 points in the second half, while Ky Bowman chipped in with 16 points of his own, but the Eagles fell 89-80 to the Wolfpack in overtime.
While BC turned the ball over numerous times, it used strong defense and great performances from Jordan Chatman and Nik Popovic to beat the Hurricanes.
In the face of numerous injuries, BC’s supporting cast behind Ky Bowman stepped up to grind out a gritty victory over Pitt.
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.
Ky Bowman struggled, the Eagles couldn’t box Zion Williamson out, and BC watched a first-half lead quickly delve into a 25-point loss.
The Eagles held a slim two-point lead at the halftime break, but the No. 2 Blue Devils exerted their will in the second half, eventually winning by 25.
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.
Tyus Battle had 31 points, Buddy Boeheim chipped in 13 off the bench, and Syracuse shot 63 percent from the field in the first half before holding off a BC rally to win.