Virginia Tech travels to Chestnut Hill, Mass., to take on the Eagles of Boston College on Wednesday night in Conte Forum. The game, which tips off at 7 p.m., will be shown live on regional sports networks.
Boston College hosts Virginia Tech on Wednesday night at 7 p.m. in Conte Forum for the second meeting between the two teams this month.
In hindsight, Steve Donahue acknowledges that maybe it wasn't such a good idea for the Boston College men's basketball team to take on such an ambitious nonconference schedule.
Maybe it wasn't the right time for BC to play five nonleague games away from home, resulting in losses to Providence of the Big East (in overtime), to Purdue in an ACC/Big Ten Challenge contest, to Southern Cal of the Pac-12, to Auburn of the Southeastern Conference, and to Harvard, the reigning Ivy League champion.
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Senior Kevin Hayes (men's hockey) and junior Liv Westphal (women's track & field) have been named Eagles of the Week for their performances last week.
Hockey East going from 27 to 20 league games this year due to Notre Dame's arrival meant a smaller sample, which should mean more parity. It has for most teams. Last weekend, all five league series ended in splits. From second-place Northeastern to 11th-place Merrimack, each spot is within a game of the team in front of it.
This is what's made BC's pure dominance of Hockey East even more astounding. The Eagles are six points clear of Northeastern. In Hockey East play, BC is 11-1-1. They've scored 52 goals and allowed only 29. If BC goes 4-3 in its final seven league games, it clinches at least a share of the Hockey East Regular Season Championship. Come tournament time - both regional and national - BC will meet plenty of challengers. In league play, though, no one's really offered much of one.