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Eagles Snap Slump with Big First Half

Something had to give. Sure, Clemson came into Conte Forum as the 21st ranked team in the nation, but it also had lost its last two games. For Boston College, the drought was even worse, having lost five of its last seven. What gave was both teams. The Eagles dominated the first half, while the Tigers […]

Loose Ball Layup Pushes Virginia Tech By BC

Boston College had trailed for most of the game, but had the lead when it mattered most. The Eagles battled back to a three point advantage with 29 seconds remaining. Unfortunately all the work only led to more heartbreak. The ensuing possession resulted in a  Dallas Elmore foul led and two Virginia Tech free throws. […]

Maryland Pounds Eagles into Last Place in ACC

It wasn’t over before it started, but it was soon there after. For the entire 40 minutes of Saturday’s game, Maryland had the upper hand against Boston College. When the final buzzer sounded the Terrapins squashed the Eagles 73-57. The loss is the third straight conference game in which the Eagles have allowed their opponents […]

BC Can’t Continue Success In Paint, Falls to Duke

Tyler Roche had just stolen the ball from Nolan Smith, the game’s eventual leading scorer. Corey Raji leaked out of the congestion in Duke’s offensive zone and Roche spotted him in the open frontcourt. The Boston College forward lobbed the pass perfectly over the Duke defender landing just feet ahead Raji with only blue court […]

Clemson Hands BC First Conference Loss

Boston College faced its most difficult test of the season in Clemson, South Carolina and could not come up with a passing grade. The No. 21 Tigers trounced the Eagles 72-56. With the loss the Eagles now fall to 1-1 in the ACC. At halftime, Clemson had a 12 point cushion and it only grew in the second. […]

FINALLY! BC Takes Care of Mid-Major NJIT

What’s the best way to forget struggles against mid-major opponents? The New Jersey Institute of Technology. The former Division II program visited Conte Forum, but Boston College must have not receieved the memo NJIT is now Divison I. The Eagles acted as if the Highlanders didn’t belong on the same court, winning 89-32. For the […]

New Year, Same Bad Habits as BC Loses to Another Mid-Major

A new year for the Eagles just brought the same problems of 2009: embarrassing loses to mediocre mid-major teams. In its worst performance of the season, Boston College lost at home to Maine 52-51. The loss to the America East foe is the fifth BC has suffered this season from a team not associated with […]

Eagles Slip By Gamecocks As 23 Point Lead Disappears

When the clock read triple zero and fans filed out of Conte Forum, Boston College had beaten South Carolina by a margin of nine points, 85-76. As it entered the locker room at halftime, the margin was more than double at 21. Just 100 seconds earlier the Eagles’ cushion stood at 23. Whatever was said […]

Raji, Trapani Second Half Surge Leads BC Over UMass

After totaling two points in the first half, Corey Raji and Joe Trapani combined for 34 points in the second half. The second half surge allowed Boston College to cruise to a 79-67 win over UMass. The two-headed second half monster was far from a terror in the first half. Trapani missed seven of his first eight shots, […]

Report: Trade for Gonzalez Could Happen Within 10 days

Construction for that “bridge” to 2012 Theo Esptein and Co. reiterated throughout this offseason is on hold. With the signings of Mike Cameron and John Lackey, the Red Sox seem to be gearing up for 2010. Foxsports.com is reporting  that the “bridge” might be built, but the destination would be San Diego to help Adrian […]

Mid-Major Problems: Sloppy Play Lead to Eagles Second Straight Loss

Another mid-major opponent, another major problem for Boston College. With a 80-69 loss Sunday night to Rhode Island the Eagles are now 3-4 against mid-major teams this season. On the flip side, against the so called “power conferences”, BC boasts a flawless 3-0 record beating Providence (Big East), Michigan (Big Ten), and Miami (ACC). Coming off […]

Lin, Wright Lead Second Half Comeback to Upset Eagles

Play with fire enough and you will eventually get burned. Consider the Eagles torched. Boston College, for the fourth consecutive game, played a sloppy, lifeless second half. Unfortunately for the “Super Fans” in Silvio O. Conte Forum, the Eagles did not have a double-digit cushion to make up for its lack of play resulting in […]

BC Tops Miami Despite Another Second Half Drought

Just how head coach Al Skinner drew it up — almost. The Eagles opened conference play with a 61-60 win against Miami, ending a three game losing streak to the Hurricanes. But for the third consecutive game the Eagles dominated for 30 minutes only to almost let it slip away down the stretch. BC has won […]

Eagles Swat Away Wolverines, ACC Drops Challenge

The clock in the Crisler Arena read 5:08 when Reggie Jackson’s layup fell through the net giving Boston College 57 points and a 17 point lead. Just four minutes later the Eagles still had 57 points and saw Manny Harris, the Big Ten’s leading scorer, with the ball with a chance to slice BC’s lead to three. Harris instead […]

Eagles Squeak By Friars

On two separate occasions in the first half, Boston College held an 18 point lead over Providence. In the second half the Eagles needed every point of that cushion to escape the Dunkin Donuts Center with a 82-77 win. The Eagles saw the Friars take three separate second half leads, the last of which was a 77-75 […]