Boston College 84, Wake Forest 68: Eagles Win Big On Senior Day

Brian: The Eagles let the Deacons hang around for the games first 8 minutes before using an 18-2 run midway through the first half to pull away en route to a 84-68 victory over Wake Forest. The win pushes BC's record to 19-11 (9-7 ACC) and gives the Eagles the no. 5 seed in this week's ACC Tournament.

BC seniors Corey Raji (21 points, 6 boards), Biko Paris (19 points, 4 assists) and Joe Trapani (17 points, 3 boards) had big nights in their final home game in the maroon and gold. The Eagles -- led by Biko's 6-7 three point shooting -- finally got hot from beyond the arc, finishing 12-22 (54.55 percent).

Let's get right to what everyone has on their minds: BC's NCAA Tournament resume.

The Eagles earned a rematch against Wake Forest in the 5-12 matchup on Thursday (2 PM, ACC Network). Should BC get past Wake, they would face Clemson on Friday at 2 PM. I maintain that BC is in with a second win over Wake Forest. Others disagree, saying that Friday's BC-Clemson matchup is an NCAA Tournament elimination game.

So which is it? One more win, or two (or more) for BC?

Jeff: I think we all agree that losing to Wake ensures BC of an NIT rather than NCAA berth. After that, BC needs to assure itself that they are among the top four considered by the committee out of the ACC. Going into the weekend, BC was the third best ACC school based on RPI but Florida State certainly has a better overall resume according to 99 percent of people.

Then BC should certainly get chosen over Virginia Tech after having beaten them twice this season and Virginia Tech finishing the season with two losses going into the ACC Tournament. Clemson, however, might be able to say the same in comparison to BC after Friday. If Clemson beats BC, they'll be able to point to two victories over the Eagles when fighting for one of those final at-large bids into the tournament.

Unfortunately, this may very well be only a four team league this season. I do not see any scenario where the league gets only three teams regardless off how crazy the events of the week play out, but it is difficult to see five teams and impossible to see six. Losing to Clemson will not mean certain elimination for the Eagles, but it could be real tough for them to get in. If they lose a close game, their chances improve. If they lose in blowout fashion, NIT it is.

The strange thing is that with two wins in the ACC Tournament, I don't think BC is even on the bubble come Sunday. With a victory over Clemson and a game against UNC on Saturday, the Eagles are safely in the dance. BC controls its own destiny right now as much as a bubble team possibly can without winning their conference tournament.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join BC Interruption

You must be a member of BC Interruption to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at BC Interruption. You should read them.

Join BC Interruption

You must be a member of BC Interruption to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at BC Interruption. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9347_tracker