The Eagles have won 13 in a row to start the season, including a win over No. 5 North Carolina most recently, but face another stiff test on the road against No. 6 Virginia—who’ve won all six prior meetings in Charlottesville.
Prior to the weekend, the Eagles were still searching for their first ACC victory of the season. Now, with a sweep of Virginia, they are back to .500 in conference play and only three wins short of evening their overall record.
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.
Goalie Joseph Woll was able to hold off a Terrier onslaught in the first period, but even as the Eagles’ own offense got rolling, Boston University was able to capitalize on fortunate scoring opportunities.
Each year, associate sports editor Bradley Smart has high hopes for his bracket, but each year he’s let down as Murphy’s Law is in full effect—and there’s plenty of pitfalls in this years tourney.
BC dropped three spots after struggling on the road against Louisville and Syracuse, while the Orange and Virginia Tech both made steady gains.
Duke basketball was the preseason No. 1, but Virginia has controlled the ACC so far, behind stifling defense and methodical offense.