The Boston College Eagles saw their season come to an end last Friday at the hands of the Miami Hurricanes in the quarterfinals of the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament.
Miami, the No. 1 seed, won the regular-season ACC crown and went on to defeat the North Carolina Tar Heels to capture its first-ever ACC tournament championship. The ‘Canes are also the East’s No. 2 seed in the NCAA tournament as well.
Despite losing by a 69-58 score, BC acquitted itself well as it led by two at the half and hung in until the last few minutes as Miami used a 14-3 run to salt the game away. BC finished its season with an overall record of 16-17 and 7-11 in ACC play.
As their record indicates, the Eagles had a season filled with ups and downs to be expected from a young team. Some head-scratching losses were part of the growing pains endured by Steve Donahue’s team.
BC fans have much to be encouraged about as the Eagles begin their offseason.
Let’s look at how and why the Eagles will be better next year.