Boston College men’s basketball couldn’t overcome its first-half struggles Sunday and fell to North Carolina 91–65.
Boston College athletics paused men’s basketball, volleyball, and women’s soccer out of “an abundance of caution” due to COVID-19.
At Virginia Tech on Saturday, Steffon Mitchell became the first player since Tim Duncan (1996-97) to record at least 21 points, 15 rebounds, six assists, two blocks, and one steal in an ACC game.
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.
Thanks to a pair of Jared Hamilton free throws with 17.2 seconds remaining, the Eagles defeated UNC for the first time since February 2010.
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.
In a statement released on Wednesday, Martin Jarmond announced that Eagles great Troy Bell will have his jersey retired on January 25, when BC men’s basketball hosts Florida State.
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.