Belmont (1-1) vs. Boston College (3-0)
Silvio O. Conte Forum, Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts; Saturday, 2 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Belmont and Boston College both look to put winning...
BOSTON (AP) — Boston College is hoping its early-season defensive success is building a model for what it wants to play like the whole season.
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Derryck Thornton scored 22 points, Nik Popovic had 15, and Boston College rallied past South Florida for a 74-60 victory Sunday afternoon.
BOSTON (AP) — Boston College forward Nik Popovic wandered back on the court after the game, unable to find the postgame radio interview that was expecting him.
It's not often the BC backup big man is called upon for such duties.
Popovic scored all 18 of his points in the second half and Wynston Tabbs added 17 points on Monday night to lead Boston College to a 68-56 victory over Minnesota and send the Golden Gophers to their first loss of the season.
FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on the Fort Myers Tip-Off (all times local):
Ky Bowman scored 24 of his career-high 38 points in the first half and Boston College held on for an 88-76 win over Wyoming on Monday night in the Fort Myers Tip-Off.
The Eagles will play Loyola-Chicago in the championship game Wednesday.
BOSTON (AP) — Jim Christian's perfect opening night involves Boston College trailing by 13 points in the second half, then coming back to win.
"I couldn't have written a script any better," the BC coach said on Tuesday night after the Eagles came back to beat Milwaukee 73-53. "Sorry we're not perfect yet. It's November 6."
Last season: 19-16, lost in first round of NIT.
Coach: Jim Christian.
Who's gone: Forward Jerome Robinson.
Who's back: Guard Ky Bowman, the only player in the country to average at least 17.6 points, 6.8 rebounds and 4.7 assists per game, is one four starters returning. Guard Jordan Chatman and forwards Nik Popvic and Steffon Mitchell are also back.
BOSTON (AP) — Boston College's plan is to rely heavily on the play of their talented guards Jerome Robinson and Ky Bowman.
The pair will have plenty of playing time, too, because they've been on the floor for every minute in each of their last three Atlantic Coast Conference games.
Robinson scored 25 points with five rebounds and five assists to carry Boston College to a 77-71 victory over Wake Forest on Saturday.
BOSTON (AP) — Boston College ran a simple pick-and-roll play that led to a dunk on its first possession of the game.
It seemed like it was that easy the entire game.
Steffon Mitchell scored 21 points, Jordan Chatman had 13 and Boston College breezed to a 91-52 victory over South Carolina State on Sunday afternoon.