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.
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.
Steffon Mitchell took just four shots but impacted the game in a plethora of ways, while Julian Rishwain and CJ Felder stepped up for a combined 21 points off the bench.
BC tips off the 2019-20 season against Wake Forest in November, hosts the defending champions Virginia and Northwestern in the ACC/B1G Challenge, and also play in the inaugural Al Attles Classic at Chase Center in San Francisco, Calif.
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.
Derryck Thornton was a five-star ESPN 100 recruit who originally played at Duke before transferring to USC after his freshman season.
In the latest edition of our weekly roundup, we take a look at men’s hockey winning its Hockey East Tournament quarterfinal against Providence, lacrosse blowing out Georgetown to move to 9-0, and more.