Though most eyes at Boston College this week are on the start of football season, there was a reminder today that the winter sports season is also just around the corner: the full 2015-2016 men's basketball schedule was officially released.
The Eagles open their second season under Jim Christian on Saturday, November 14 at Conte Forum against St. Francis Brooklyn (time TBD). That game kicks off a season-opening three game homestand which culminates in what's likely to be an important matchup against Harvard on Sunday, November 22 at 12:30 PM against Harvard. Last season, BC defeated Harvard to snap a losing streak against the Crimson that dated back to 2009.
The non-conference schedule is not exactly a gauntlet, but it does feature a few more "feature" games than last year's did, when BC pretty much faced all cupcakes. Penn State will be visiting BC as part of the B1G/ACC challenge, coming to Conte Forum on December 2. The Eagles will also make a trip to Providence on December 9 to take on the Friars at the Dunk, in the latest renewal of a long-running series.
The other highlight of the non-conference schedule is BC's participation in the Wooden Classic in California from Nov. 26-29, which begins with a game against Michigan State.
November 14 St. Francis Brooklyn
November 19 Central Connecticut State
November 22 Harvard 12:30 p.m.
November 26 Michigan State 6:30 p.m.
November 27 Boise State/UC Irvine
November 29 TBA
December 2 Penn State 7:15 p.m.
December 6 UMass Lowell
December 9 at Providence
December 13 Maine
December 19 Delaware
December 22 vs. Fordham, Brooklyn, N.Y.
December 30 New Hampshire
January 2 Duke*
January 7 Notre Dame*
January 13 at Syracuse*
January 16 at Pittsburgh*
January 20 Miami*
January 23 at Notre Dame*
January 26 Florida State* 7 p.m.
January 30 at North Carolina* 4 p.m.
February 3 at Virginia*
February 6 at Louisville*
February 9 North Carolina*
February 14 Syracuse*
February 17 at Clemson*
February 21 at Wake Forest* 6:30 p.m.
February 23 Virginia Tech* 9 p.m.
February 27 Georgia Tech*
March 2 at NC State*
March 5 Clemson*
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