Sunday, November 28, 2010

BC wraps up Old Spice Classic with blowout win

Boston College went 2-1 this season in their early season tournament, taking 3rd place at the 2010 Old Spice Classic via a rout of the California Golden Bears, 68-46.  It was a four-point BC lead at the half, but the Eagles pulled away fast in the 2nd and never looked back.  The leading scores for BC were Joe Trapani and Biko Paris at 12 a piece, with Reggie right behind at 11.  Danny Rubin had another nice day with 9 points.  Trapani's team-leading 8 rebounds put him two short of a double-double.  

This was not a bad tournament for the Eagles AT ALL.  Yes, the loss to Wisconsin got ugly as it went on, but BC will go back home having beaten a Big 12 and Pac-10 team, whether or not those teams end up being any good as the season goes along.  If you have any doubt, remember where we were at this point last year: BC got creamed by what was a very good UNI team, and beat also-ran South Dakota State, but started things off with a disgusting loss to an uncharacteristically bad St. Joe's team.  We may not have much talent or depth on this team, but they played hard just about the whole way through this tournament, and they should be proud of 3rd place and having won two games.

Next up will be the 2010 ACC-Big Ten Challenge against Indiana on December 1.  Boston College has never lost a Challenge game, but will have an interesting test against an improving Indiana squad.

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