Mar 8, 2012; Atlanta, GA, USA; Boston College Eagles forward Ryan Anderson (12) lays the ball up past North Carolina State Wolfpack center DeShawn Painter (0) and Lorenzo Brown (2) in the second half during the first round of the 2012 ACC Men's Basketball Tournament at Philips Arena. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-US PRESSWIRE
Here's what the 2012-13 ACC season looks like for Steve Donahue and company.
Jan. 5 - N.C. State Wolfpack -- 4 pm (ESPN2)
Jan. 9 - @ Virginia Tech Hokies -- 7 pm
Jan. 12 - @ Wake Forest Demon Deacons -- 4 pm
Jan. 16 - Miami Hurricanes - 7 pm
Jan. 22 - @ Maryland Terrapins - 9 pm (ESPNU)
Jan. 26 - @ Virginia Cavaliers - 1 pm
Jan. 29 - North Carolina Tar Heels - 9 pm (ESPNU)
Feb. 2 - Clemson Tigers - 12 pm
Feb. 5 - @ Miami Hurricanes - 7 pm
Feb. 10 - Duke Blue Devils - 6 pm (ESPNU)
Feb. 13 - Wake Forest Demon Deacons - 7 pm
Feb. 16 - @ Florida St. Seminoles - 12 pm
Feb. 19 - Maryland Terrapins - 9 pm
Feb. 24 - @ Duke Blue Devils - 2 pm
Feb. 27 - @ N.C. State Wolfpack - 8 pm
See, now you can go ahead and plan your trips to Conte Forum this winter. The dates that really stand out are obviously the home games against Duke and North Carolina. The Eagles will host both schools for the first time since 2010. The Eagles will undoubtedly be underdogs in both of those games, but there's a decent chance for an upset. Both Duke and UNC lost a good amount of talent since last year and the Eagles could surprise some teams.
The games that are on national television are labeled as such but you should be able to watch all of the games on the ACC Network or WatchESPN.com.
I'm sure we'll have a more formal predictions thread as the season gets a bit closer, but just looking at the ACC schedule I'll go ahead and predict 6 or 7 league wins for the Eagles this year. Considering they won 4 league games last year, that'd be a nice improvement.
In somewhat related news, the team also finalized their schedule of games for their upcoming trip to Spain. BCEagles.com announced that BC will play 4 games in 3 cities throughout their 10-day trip overseas.
Aug. 27 - Eurocolegio Casvi (EBA league) vs. Boston College (Madrid)
Aug. 28 - Real Canoe Madrid (EBA league) vs. Boston College (Madrid)
Aug. 30 - Valencia (ACB league) vs. Boston College (Valencia)
Sep. 1 - Regal Barcelona (LEB Silver league) vs. Boston College (Barcelona)