BOSTON (AP) — Boston College hired Earl Grant as its basketball coach on Monday, bringing in the man who led the College of Charleston to the NCAA Tournament in the hopes he can do the same for...
BOSTON (AP) — Jay Heath scored 19 points and Boston College sank seven of eight free throws in the final 45 seconds to beat Notre Dame 94-90 on Saturday and give interim coach Scott Spinelli a...
BOSTON (AP) — The last time Scott Spinelli took over a basketball team was a decade ago, when he was an assistant at Maryland and head coach Mark Turgeon picked up a pair of technical fouls at...
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BOSTON (AP) — Boston College is down another man.
The basketball team that struggled to fill out a lineup as COVID-19 protocols chipped away at the roster lost coach Jim Christian on Monday...
BOSTON (AP) — “Martians!” Boston College coach Jim Christian will shout, summoning his scout team to the court. And in they run from the sideline, ready for whatever, wearing the green practice...
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BOSTON (AP) — Boston College coach Jim Christian jumped at the challenge.
Looking to put a schedule together during the pandemic-altered season, he saw an opening after a team backed out and...
BOSTON (AP) — T.J. Gibbs watched Prentiss Hubb bring the ball down in the final seconds and went to get himself in position for a rebound.
BOSTON (AP) — Boston College certainly didn't shoot free throws well the entire game. Luckily, though, Jairus Hamilton was able to hit a few long jumpers at the right time.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Boston College coach Jim Christian endured quite a bit of pain traveling cross country after having microfracture surgery on his left ankle Monday. A big run late in the...
BOSTON (AP) — Boston College coach Jim Christian said his team returned to how they need to play.
They’ll find out shortly if it’s good enough as the schedule gets tougher.
BOSTON (AP) — Steffon Mitchell did a lot more than score points and grab rebounds for Boston College. He was the spark they needed defensively and hustled to chase down loose balls,...
BOSTON (AP) — Nik Popovic will certainly remember his free throw that gave him 1,000 points in his Boston College career.
His coach and teammates will likely recall the pair from the line...
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 turned up the speed and handled the pressure of their season-opening conference test with some tough defense.
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CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. (AP) — Boston College star Ky Bowman came down with a 102-degree fever on Saturday night.
Jordan Chatman and Nik Popovic played feverish basketball on Sunday to ensure the Eagles' offense wouldn't miss a beat.
Chatman finished with 17 points and Nik Popovic had 15 to carry the Boston College offense with Bowman under the weather in a 64-57 win over Miami.
BOSTON (AP) — A leaking roof, blood on the floor from one of Boston College's starters that sent him to the locker room and two more starters sitting out with an injury.
Not your average way to get a victory.
Ky Bowman scored 14 points, with eight rebounds and seven assists, and the Eagles overcame the loss of three injured starters to beat Pittsburgh 66-57 on Tuesday night, sending the Panthers to their 21st straight road loss.
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim says his team needs somebody to make shots.
His son appears to be that player.
Tyus Battle scored 21 points, including 15 in the second half, but it was Buddy Boeheim's career-high 16 points that helped Syracuse withstand a late Boston College rally to defeat the Eagles 67-56 Saturday.
BOSTON (AP) — With just over a minute left and No. 11 Florida State rapidly closing the gap, an unlikely contributor popped onto the court to help Boston College hold on for a victory.
Running back AJ Dillon, the Atlantic Coast Conference's preseason football player of the year, got out of his courtside seat and wiped down the floor while the teams lined up for a free throw, drawing a chuckle and a cheer from the crowd.
BOSTON (AP) — Boston College walk-on Chris Herren Jr. thought he was forgotten when coach Jim Christian handed out holiday presents after practice.
Then the coach motioned to an assistant for an envelope on Thursday.
BOSTON (AP) — Boston College Jim Christian doesn't believe there's a big gap between teams in college basketball like there was when he played.
He certainly wasn't going to let his team overlook an Ivy League team, especially after what happened around the country a night earlier.
Ky Bowman scored 24 points, Nik Popovic had 22 with a season-high 14 rebounds and Boston College beat Columbia 82-73 on Wednesday night.
BOSTON (AP) — Providence coach Ed Cooley's team needed a clutch 3-pointer at the end of regulation.
In overtime, it was a lot easier: All his players had to do was hit some late foul shots.
Isaiah Jackson hit five free throws in the closing 33.9 seconds of OT and finished with 19 points, lifting Providence to a 100-95 victory over Boston College on Tuesday night.
"It came down to a couple of plays and we were fortunate to make the good plays," Cooley said. "We were very fortunate to win."
BOSTON (AP) — Wynston Tabbs certainly isn't playing like an inexperienced freshman. He continues to be a pleasant surprise, helping Boston College get off to a fast start this season.
Tabbs scored a season-high 28 points, Ky Bowman had 15 and the Eagles beat Sacred Heart 81-73 on Thursday night.
"I'm not going to force it," Tabbs said. "I'm letting it come to me when we run the plays, how we do it in practice."
It was Tabbs' fifth time in double figures this season.
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.
BOSTON (AP) — Boston College coach Jim Christian knows it'll take a while for his team to learn to play without last year's star — Jerome Robinson, who left after his junior year for the NBA draft.
He's just glad his team is scoring when not shooting well.
Ky Bowman scored 26 points, Jordan Chatman had four key free throws and finished with 18 points and Boston College pulled away from pesky St. Francis Brooklyn for a 74-69 victory on Sunday afternoon.
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) — You'll know the Boston College basketball season is going well if Ky Bowman still has red hair when the spring rolls around.
And if coach Jim Christian has colored his hair, too, that will really be a reason to celebrate.
Bowman is sticking with the dyed locks this year after one "horrible" game with black hair last season, and Christian has promised his All-Atlantic Coast Conference guard that he would join him if the Eagles make the NCAA Tournament for the first time in a decade.
NEW YORK (AP) — Boston College's turnaround season now includes the most successful Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament the Eagles have had in 12 years.
Jerome Robinson made a pull-up jumper with 17 seconds left to break a tie, and then forced a turnover on an inbounds play moments later, and Boston College upset North Carolina State 91-87 on Wednesday in the second round of the ACC Tournament.
BOSTON (AP) — Boston College had one too many sharp-shooting guards for Syracuse's zone defense to contain.
Ky Bowman scored 23 points, Jerome Robinson had 22 and the Eagles snapped a three-game losing streak by dealing Syracuse's NCAA tournament hopes a serious blow with an 85-70 victory on Wednesday night.
It wasn't surprising the duo put up another solid game. They entered averaging a combined 37.1 points per game. It was the added scoring of Jordan Chatman that made it tough on Syracuse.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Coming into Tuesday's game at Pittsburgh, Boston College had gone nearly three years without a victory on the road against an Atlantic Coast Conference foe.
The last time the Eagles won a road conference game was March 3, 2015, at Virginia Tech. Starting with the Eagles' 0-18 season in conference play in 2015-16, they lost 23 straight games against ACC opponents before finding another team down on its luck in the Panthers.
BOSTON (AP) — A 3-pointer at the end of the opening half was just a small sign of what was coming from Boston College guard Ky Bowman.
Bowman scored 19 points after being held scoreless nearly the entire first half, Jerome Robinson had 17 points and the Eagles rebounded from an ugly loss by beating Dartmouth 86-72 on Saturday.
"To get him going, it was important," BC coach Jim Christian said. "They were doing a good job corralling him and not letting him make plays."
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) — Jordan Chatman left campus with some good memories for his cross-country flight home for the Christmas break.
Chatman nailed one of his seven 3-pointers in overtime and matched his career-high with 30 points, Ky Bowman hit a key 3 and Boston College beat Richmond 78-73 Saturday to surpass its win total from each of the past two seasons.
"It's funny," Chatman said, smiling. "I missed more of the open ones than the contested ones. I had it going early. I felt good."
BOSTON (AP) — Boston College coach Jim Christian could tell his team was lethargic on the defensive end in the first half.
He was especially happy they realized it, too, and played a lot better in the second.
Ky Bowman scored 14 points and grabbed seven rebounds to lead Boston College's balanced scoring that carried the Eagles to an 84-65 victory over Central Connecticut on Sunday afternoon.
BOSTON (AP) — Boston College certainly had a reason to have an off-night after a signature victory over then-No. 1 Duke three days ago.
Jerome Robinson didn't let it happen.
Robinson scored 21 points to lead BC to an 81-66 victory over Columbia on Tuesday in the Eagles' first game since knocking off the previously-unbeaten Blue Devils.
BOSTON (AP) — Outside the Boston College basketball office, on the way to the practice gym, the walls are decorated with giant pictures from the Eagles' biggest wins.
The Sweet 16 appearance in 2006. Upsets over No. 1 North Carolina and No. 6 Duke in 2009. A victory over top-ranked Syracuse four years ago.
Make room for an addition: Boston College 89, Duke 84, an upset that sent the No. 1 Blue Devils to their first loss.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Once Providence shored up its efforts on the offensive glass and found a way to cool off Deontae Hawkins, it proved smooth sailing against a longtime New England-based opponent.
BOSTON (AP) — Deontae Hawkins had said most of what he had to say by the time Boston College coach Jim Christian joined his players in the locker room at halftime, with his team trailing Sacred Heart at the break.
"He's not a big talker, but when he does talk they listen," Christian said after BC rallied to a 73-53 victory over the Pioneers on Tuesday night. "They have so much respect for what he's done and the experience he's had."
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.
BOSTON (AP) — There was no magic speech at halftime. Boston College coach Jim Christian just wanted to see his talented backcourt take the ball to the basket more.
Jerome Robinson and Ky Bowman each scored 18 points to lead Boston College to an 85-65 victory over Maine on Friday night in the season opener for both teams.
"There were no adjustments," Christian said. "We had to just focus on the possession better. We had to attack the rim."
Last season: 9-23, lost last 15 games.
Coach: Jim Christian.
Who's gone: Graduate transfers Mo Jeffers and Connar Tava, along with A.J. Turner, were three of the five players — and the only big men — who started more than seven games for BC. They accounted for more than 14 rebounds per game on a team that already struggled to rebound.
BOSTON (AP) — Boston College guard Ky Bowman has worked out with NBA MVP Russell Westbrook. Washington Wizards guard John Wall gave him advice.
What really helped Bowman get through a freshman year that included a season-ending 15-game losing streak, though, was playing alongside Jerome Robinson.
BOSTON (AP) — Boston College coach Jim Christian decided a few weeks ago that Ky Bowman was going to quarterback his basketball team.
It was the perfect analogy for a player that was recruited to play that sport at another Atlantic Coast Conference school.
Bowman scored 30 points with nine assists, Jerome Robinson had 22 points and BC halted a 20-game ACC losing streak with a 96-81 win over Syracuse Sunday in the league opener for both schools.
BOSTON (AP) — Boston College coach Jim Christian has seen his team play well at times and maddeningly bad others.
The Eagles played about as well as any team could in the second half on Friday.
Jerome Robinson scored 21 points to lead five players in double figures, and Boston College got hot from 3-point range in the second half before holding on for a 79-67 win over Providence.
BOSTON (AP) — Boston College coach Jim Christian knows that so far this season his team's success relies solely on Jerome Robinson's play.
Robinson was there again when the Eagles needed him to carry them.
The 6-foot-5 sophomore guard scored a career-high 32 points and Jordan Chatman hit consecutive 3-pointers 27-seconds apart late in the game to help Boston College beat Sacred Heart 82-75 on Sunday.