Preview: Boston College Eagles
The Eagles are trending up in the ACC, could challenge for tourney bid
2012-13: 16-17 (7-11 ACC)
In-conference offense: 1.04 points per possession (6th)
In-conference defense: 1.09 points allowed per possession (11th)
Though Boston College just wrapped up a fourth consecutive season that did not yield an NCAA tournament bid, the trend lines are actually headed in a positive direction in Chestnut Hill. For one thing, the Eagles made a significant improvement on offense. In particular, Steve Donahue's team was highly effective at generating trips to the line, ranking No. 1 in ACC play in free throw rate.
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