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It was another disappointing year for the boys of BC, as they failed to qualify for the NCAA Tournament and the NIT. The Eagles were at the bottom of the ACC with a horrible overall record of 9-22.
Our beloved BC hasn’t qualified for the big dance since the 2009 season, when they were a seventh seed and lost to the tenth seeded Trojans of USC. It seems that the BC won’t make the tournament anytime soon…or does it?
Look at this way: this may be one of the youngest teams in all of College Basketball. First, let’s start off with Steve Donahue, the head coach of BC. Donahue is only in his second year as head coach of the Eagles. It seems he’s still getting comfortable here, but I have faith in this guy. In 2010 he took Cornell to the Tournament, and as a 12th seed, his team defeated fifth seeded Temple and fourth seeded Wisconsin (both by double digits). He took the reins there after the 09-10 season, in which they failed to qualify in the Tournament.
Next, we need to look at the team itself. Nine out of 16 players on BC are FRESHMEN. The best part about that is four out of the five starters are FRESHMEN. This, in my mind, is a good sign and plus, they did manage to beat 14th ranked Florida State this season.
So how long will it take to get to the tournament? I’d have to say two more years for them to get back to the Big Dance. I feel this upcoming season will be a lot better than this past one and be a stepping stone for the team to bring back the good of Boston College Basketball.
But for right now, we will have to go through March without our beloved Eagles.
I only got one last thing to say: CRIMSON TIDE!