Boston College players emotional after first 0–19 season in ACC history

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Boston College players emotional after first 0-19 season in ACC history
Wednesday March 9th, 2016

Boston College completed the first 0–19 season in ACC history on Tuesday.

The Eagles’ 19th loss came against Florida State in the first round of the ACC tournament. Boston College finished its season 7–25. After Tuesday’s loss, Eagles players grew emotional when answering questions. 

“It’s been real difficult losing, obviously, setting history and all that stuff,” said guard Eli Carter. “As much (talk) as is out there, we didn’t really pay too much attention to it. We just kept kind of playing.”

Senior center Dennis Clifford was perhaps the most emotional. When asked about his favorite memory from playing basketball, Clifford gave a long pause before answering, with tears in his eyes, “Going out to eat.” Clifford struggled to continue answering after that.

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After the loss, coach Jim Christian still praised his players.

"If you don't think that those kids cared whether we won, lost or fought ... this is not easy to do now," Christian said. “These are kids. They cared and played hard every night, and I take my hat off to them.”


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