Last night, the Eagles men's basketball team spoiled #1 Syracuse's undefeated season and picked up three Orange Eagle Trophy points in the process. Unfortunately, the good guys still find themselves in a significant hole with just a few head-to-head competitions left in this year's competition for Northeast college athletics supremacy.
With the men's basketball split and SU women's hoops crushing the Lady Eagles, the current point tally stands at Syracuse 31, Boston College 12.
The Eagles margin of error is ever so slim at this point. BC will need to sweep the remaining contests in the regular season to draw within striking distance of winning this year's Orange Eagle. Here are the remaining competitions:
-- 3/23 Women's Tennis @ Syracuse
-- 3/27 Women's Lacrosse @ Boston College
-- 4/16 Softball x2 @ Syracuse
-- Men's & Women's Track & Field @ ACC Championship
Should BC take all those contests, the score would be SU 31, BC 28. From there, we'd have to hope Jerry York's boys make another deep NCAA Tournament run and Syracuse's laxbros flames out of the postseason. So there's a chance ... but probably not more than a 1.2% one.
Go Eagles! Beat 'Cuse!
|Field Hockey||20-Sep||BC||3*||3||a, c|
|W Ice Hockey||25-Oct||SU||3*||3||a, c|
|W Soccer||31-Oct||BC||3*||3||a, c|
|M X-Country||1-Nov||ACC Champ**||3||6||a, c|
|W X-Country||1-Nov||ACC Champ**||3||3||a, c|
|Field Hockey||7-Nov||ACC Champ||3||3||a, c|
|M Basketball||13-Jan||BC||3||3||a, c|
|W Basketball||16-Feb||BC||3||3||a, c|
|W Tennis||23-Mar||SU||3||a, c|
|W Lacrosse||27-Mar||BC||3||a, c|
|W Softball (DH)||16-Apr||SU (GM 1)||2||a, c|
|16-Apr||SU (GM 2)||2|
|M Track & Field||TBD||ACC Champ**||3||a, c|
|W Track & Field||TBD||ACC Champ**||3||a, c|
|* in the event of a tie, both teams will earn 1 point|
|** winner determined by relative standing at the end of the competition|
|a) ACC Tournament Champion||3|
|b) Men's Hockey East Tournament Champion||3|
|c) NCAA Champion||5|
|Major Sports - Achievement-based|
|BC M Ice Hockey||NCAA Tournament||3||b, c|
|BC M Ice Hockey||Frozen Four||3|
|SU M Lacrosse||NCAA Tournament||3||a, c|
|SU M Lacrosse||Final Four||3|