So, by transitive property and several other bits of faulty logic, BC is a contender for the national championship!
In all seriousness, this development is very good for BC's RPI should the Eagles somehow get themselves into tournament contention come March. It's also very good for a UMass program that has gotten off to a pretty disastrous start this year. As a Mass. native, I would like to see the Minutemen succeed, despite the fact that they are our " "basketball" "rival" ." [Sort of like how the nail is the hammer's Home Depot product rival.]
Speaking of the hoopsters, they hit the Conte hardwood again tomorrow with yet another marquee non-conference matchup against South Carolina-Upstate. The Spartans enter the game with a robust 0-6 record, including an RPI-boosting loss to perennial powerhouse Duquesne, 79-69. They recovered from that loss to come within just two points of beating Kennesaw State [who I'm pretty sure isn't even D1... they can't be, can they?].
I'm sure the joint will be jumping.
Part two of tomorrow's hoops doubleheader features the women's team taking on Florida International. The Eagles are 6-2, including a 5-0 mark against unranked teams.
FIU is 1-5 on the year, but they did beat NC State over Thanksgiving break, 58-42. In their other ACC clash, they lost to perennial conference doormat Miami 66-49.
I'm guessing the NCSU game was an aberration, but the Eagles better make sure they don't get caught sleeping. BC will need to clean up on these non-conference foes in order to get back into the 'also receiving votes' category.
Back to work for me... I will be at tomorrow's games so I'll have a brief report and pictures to post in the late-afternoon.