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.
Featuring 12 teams that made NCAA Tournament appearances a year ago, the Eagles play tough non-conference games against Texas A&M and Providence and face the regular gauntlet of the ACC.
As preparation for the upcoming conference tournament that starts on Tuesday, here’s our final regular season edition of the ACC Power Rankings—with slight changes up top.
In its worst defensive performance of the season, BC gave up 19 points on the break and was outscored, 48-18, in the paint against the defending national champion Tar Heels.
Luke Maye recorded a career-high 32 points and 18 rebounds, and despite playing its small lineup, North Carolina outrebounded the Eagles, 58-23, in BC’s 11th-straight loss to the Tar Heels.
Losers of 10 straight to North Carolina, the Eagles will look to snap the skid against the No. 20 Tar Heels and win their third conference game of the season on Tuesday night.
Often, bench players are an afterthought. But with Luke Maye’s game-winning shot in Sunday’s South Regional final, everyone was reminded how important a supporting cast really is.