Previewing the 2019-20 Boston College Men's Basketball Season Part 2

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The Schedule

Check out this video of the 2019-20 BC Men's Basketball schedule.

Expectations

Notable ACC Games

Obviously every ACC game will be notable.  However; BC does have some tough stretches.  The week of January 19th the Eagles will have not one, not two, but three ACC games within seven days (@Wake Forest, @ Pittsburgh, vs. Virginia Tech).  Those first two games are a part of three consecutive road ACC games for the Eagles.  And if that wasn't hard enough, BC will play North Carolina in Chapel Hill and then come back to the heights and host Duke three days later in early February.

The ACC looks to be strong yet again this year and figures to have many teams in the national tournament again come March.  The question is; can BC's youth shock the world and compete up to the level of the elite teams, or will they take this season to figure out who they are?

Out of Conference Schedule

BC won't be opening the year out of conference thanks to the ACC Network (though, the game will be on ESPNU).  But after BC opens against Wake Forest, their out of conference schedule seems to be weak on paper.  Boston College really only has two games outside of the ACC that open our eyes.  One being Northwestern at the heights on December 3rd as part of the ACC/B1G challenge and the other is a neutral site game in San Francisco against Cal.  BC plays only one opponent outside of the ACC that made it to the tournament last year and that was Belmont who lost in the first round to Maryland.  BC should be able to get through the out of conference schedule with an above .500 record.

Expectations

BC has yet to finish at or above .500 within ACC play under Jim Christian. In fact in his first five seasons the Eagles only have one overall season above .500 (2017-18). So with many question marks as to where the scoring will come from, and depth on the team, .500 may a real challenge as well. We'll see what BC is made of when they open the year on November 6th at home against Wake Forest. 

Check out part one of the 2019-20 men's basketball preview.

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