Boston College Preview Capsule

BOSTON (AP) Boston College

Last season: 7-25

Nickname: Eagles.

Coach: Jim Christian.

Conference: Atlantic Coast.

Who's gone: G Eli Carter, C Dennis Clifford, G Matt Milon, G Sammy Barnes-Thompkins.

Who's back: G Jerome Robinson, who was second on team with averages of 11.7 points and 3.0 assists and totals of 70 assists and 32 steals but missed nine ACC games with a broken wrist. F A.J. Turner, who was fourth on the team in scoring (5.8 points) and rebounding (3.6). F Garland Owens, the only returning senior and one of two players to start all 32 games last year. F Ervins Meznieks, who played for the Latvian team that finished fifth in the under-20 European Championships.

Who's new: F Connor Tava, a transfer from Western Michigan, where he missed all of last season recovering from a broken foot. F Mo Jeffers, a shot-blocking transfer from Delaware. Freshman G Ty Graves, who led High Point Christian Academy to a 24-6 record and the North Carolina Class 3-A championship game.

The Skinny: The Eagles went winless (0-18) in the ACC last season and finished the season with a 19-game losing streak. Then they lost their top two scorers and their leaders in assists, blocks, rebounds and steals.

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