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.
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.
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.
The likes of Derryck Thornton, Steffon Mitchell, and Jared Hamilton will aim to provide BC leadership alongside a group of freshmen brimming with potential.
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.