In front of its biggest crowd of the season, Boston College men’s basketball fell to Duke in a tight, 72–61 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.
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.
The ACC is frequently labeled as the toughest league in all of college basketball by fans, players, and coaches alike, but, once again, the conference has been exposed when it matters most: March.
BC had topped three No. 1 teams before Saturday, but never at home. By defeating Duke, it showed students, fans, and the world of college basketball that it can, not only hang with, but also beat any team in the nation.
Just like Mike Krzyzewski and Duke men’s basketball, Jerry York and BC men’s hockey will bounce right back to winning ways next year after a disappointingly early end to the 2016-17 season.
Duke men’s basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski recently made headlines for taking tough measures against his slumping team, but until he takes serious action against Grayson Allen his actions look hypocritical.
Six Blue Devils reached double figures in scoring as the Eagles lost their second conference game of the season, 93-82.
The Eagles couldn’t come out on top against the Fighting Irish, but center Dennis Clifford gave another example of finally coming into his own.