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.
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.
Ky Bowman led the Eagles with 23 points and nine rebounds, while Nik Popovic chipped in with 20 points, but it wasn’t nearly enough as BC lost to UNC 79-66 Tuesday night.
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 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.
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.
After mostly keeping pace in the first half against No. 4 Virginia, the Eagles struggled mightily on defense in the second half and bowed out in a 27-point defeat.
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.
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.