If BC's offensive coordinator is a 900 year old man named Gary Tranquill, maybe this is BC defensive coordinator Steve EXPLOSIONS. We'll call the movie The Curious Case Of Boston College's Backwards Hiring Decisions. It is "officially hockey season" at BC, by the way, which is a statement that can be made at exactly two schools nationwide. (Minnesota is the other.)
In a span of nine possessions late in the game, BC (15-15, 6-10 ACC) allowed the Wolfpack to score 22 points, a whopping 2.44 points per trip down the court. This against a team that finished 11th in the league and whose season has been marked by long scoring droughts.
The N.C. State women's basketball team advances to the finals of the ACC Tournament for the first time since 2007, defeating Boston College 63-57 in the semifinals of the ACC Women's Basketball Tournament at the Greensboro Coliseum on Saturday.
An undersized Wolfpack squad used a 15-0 second half run to rally, depending on its rugged defense and the clutch shooting of senior guard Nikitta Gartrell, who scored a game-high 25 points and several key shots down the stretch.
State will face top-seeded Duke in the tournament final on Sunday at 1 p.m.
The way things are headed, it is looking like the Eagles' season finale at N.C. State will serve as the play-in game for the right to play in next year's ACC-Big Ten Challenge.
"I’m just anxious to go out and see another defense with N.C. State. They’ll be a great defense. But just getting back on the field and being able to regain confidence and getting to play in front of our crowd again is going to be good," said Shinskie.
"They’re Division 1 athletes. They’re not slouches. Just because they gave up that many passing yards the last two weeks (won’t) mean we can come out and pass all over them. But I’m looking forward to maybe taking some shots and maybe throw a little bit this weekend."