Last season, the Eagles only led the Pioneers by a point at halftime before pulling away late in a 20-point win—a performance they’ll aim to avoid on Thursday night.
The Eagles, coming off of winning the Fort Myers Tip-Off Tournament in Florida, look to extend the success as they host Minnesota in a late-night ACC/B1G Challenge game.
This past year, graduate transfer Teddy Hawkins played just eight games before suffering a season-ending knee injury—rather than coming back for one more season at BC, the forward has decided to turn to the pros.
A new proposal on the table from the Big 12 could result in the NCAA easing transfer restrictions on student athletes—including preventing coaches from blocking destinations—which is a long overdue change.
The recent recruitment of ESPN 100 forward Jairus Hamilton, as well as BC’s current success, serve as evidence that the program is finally turning the page on what has been six years of infamy.
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.
The Eagles overcame a lack of depth or presence inside, leaning on their guards to open up ACC play with a shocking upset over No. 1 Duke.