The likes of Derryck Thornton, Steffon Mitchell, and Jared Hamilton will aim to provide BC leadership alongside a group of freshmen brimming with potential.
The Eagles let Fairfield connect on 14 3-pointers, the product of slow rotations and miscommunication, but BC was able to overcome behind Chris Herren Jr. and Wynston Tabbs.
The Eagles briefly trailed in the second half, but the visiting Lions had no answer for the overwhelming duo of Nik Popovic and Ky Bowman, who combined for 46 points and 24 rebounds.
Nik Popovic scored 18 points on a perfect 9-for-9 shooting, and Wynston Tabbs chipped in with 17 points and five assists as the Eagles pulled away in the second half and beat Minnesota 68-56.
With a chance to win the Fort Myers Tipoff tournament, BC takes on a fellow Jesuit school in Loyola Chicago—a team who made an improbable run to the Final Four last season.
Bowman finished the game with 38 points on 14-of-22 shooting, and Johncarlos Reyes chipped in with 15 points as the Eagles outscored the Cowboys 17-10 in the final four minutes and pulled out an 88-76 win.
The Eagles recorded zero bench points and struggled to defend the 3-pointer all game, but pulled out a narrow victory over St. Francis Brooklyn, in large part thanks to Ky Bowman’s 26 points, five rebounds, and four assists.
The Eagles couldn’t hold on despite lights-out three point shooting in the first half, as the Seminoles took advantage of BC’s poor ball handling and discipline towards the game’s end.
Behind Jerome Robinson’s 25 second-half points, BC pulled away from Pittsburgh in the second half to snap its 23-game ACC road losing streak and pick up its first win over the Panthers in 17 years.