Boston College Eagles Schedule in 2013-14
The Boston College Eagles are poised to make their presence felt once
again in the ACC and hopefully make a return trip to the NCAA Tournament. With the level of talent on the squad this year
there is no reason that the Eagles should not be able to be a major force in the NCAA during the 2013-2014 season. Their schedule
is loaded with tough games and some of the best programs in all of college basketball will be heading to Silvio O. Conte Forum
looking to come out with a win against B.C. However, as history has shown, this is easier said than done and the Eagles are
always prepared to give their home crowd something to cheer for. The Eagles are going to have to play well throughout the
2013-14 campaign if they're going to soar to the stop of the standings, and consistency will be key in putting together strings
of victories at home. A great home crowd can go a long way in giving the Eagles a big home court advantage, so expect to see
the stands packed to the brim with screaming fans of the Boston College basketball team. You can join the diehards in the
arena this season for all the biggest matchups on the schedule.
The Eagles will face a tough test on February 26th when
the Pittsburgh Panthers hit the court in Chestnut Hill. The Panthers are always a well-coached team that makes few mistakes,
so the Eagles know that they're going to have to match the disciplined play of a tough Panthers team to take the win in this
contest. If the Eagles can play efficiently on offense, they should be able to find some holes in what is a solid Pitt defense.
If Boston College can emerge victorious from this conference battle, it will signal to the rest of the ACC that the Eagles
are ready to fly high down the stretch in 2013-14.
Boston College will close out their home games this season with a
big matchup against the Florida State Seminoles on March 4th. The Seminoles will hit the court with one of the more talented
rosters in the ACC, and the Eagles know that they're going to have to lay it all on the line to secure the victory in this
one. Winning the final home game on the schedule is always a great way to get things rolling in the right direction as a team
heads into their conference tournament.
Boston College Eagles History
Boston College has been selected
to the NCAA Tournament 18 times, most recently in 2009 and you can be sure that they will be looking to make a 19th appearance
in March of 2014. The school has reached the Sweet Sixteen nine times, and the Elite Eight nine times. In only their first
year in the ACC Boston College were the conference's regular season champions, and after beating Maryland and North Carolina
in the conference tournament, the Eagles lost to Duke in the title game. During the same season the school tallied a school
record 28 wins and made it to the Sweet Sixteen.
Boston College Eagles Trivia
When was the first season
that the Boston College Eagles basketball team reached the NCAA Tournament?
The answer is 1958, though the team wouldn't
return to the Big Dance for more than a decade after that.
Great Players for the Boston College Eagles
Boston College Eagles have soared to the top of the standings many a time throughout the basketball program's history, and
some truly great players have been a part of those memorable seasons over the years. One of the best players to take the court
for the Eagles was Dana Barros. Barros had a great career playing for Boston College, and would eventually go on to play in
the National Basketball Association, where he spent more than a decade in the pro game. Another great Boston College player
was Jared Dudley, who led the team in some fantastic wins during his tenure with the program. Dudley would also go on to play
in the NBA, where he currently competes.
Boston College Eagles Fan Traditions
Boston College Eagles basketball
fans can't get enough of good rivalries, especially with their conference foes. Every team in the ACC is looking to take down
the two predominant Carolina schools in the Duke Blue Devils and the North Carolina Tar Heels and this is also true for Boston
College who always gives both schools all that they can handle. Since joining the ACC Boston College has also had some intense
games in which they have faced off against the University of Maryland Terrapins and have built up a bit of a rivalry. The
addition this year of Syracuse renews a rivalry the two schools had when they would annually face off against each other at
least twice in a season and should provide for plenty of thrilling match ups for years to come.