If you conquered time travel, or perhaps drank enough, you might have thought it was Troy Bell in the Maroon & Gold Tuesday Night in South Bend.
Jerome Robinson continued his torrid scoring streak before a raucous Purcell Pavilion crowd, which saw Robinson and the Eagles come up short, yet again, to the Irish, 96-85. Robinson provided more ammunition for his ACC Player of the Year campaign, with 46 points, with a barrage of threes, pull ups and drives to the bucket. Robinson went a perfect 9 for 9 form the line as he tied
Tyrese Rice for the 2nd most points in a game by an Eagle.
Lost in the stellar performance was another tough defeat for a Boston College squad now squarely off the bubble, and needing some wins to find themselves an NIT berth. The shocking upset of Duke at Conte on December 9th, part of a 5-game winning streak, now seems like a distant memory, as BC’s lost to Notre Dame on Tuesday mark’s their 4th conference loss in 5 games, and drops the Eagles to 4-7 conf. record, good for 12th in the ACC.
Regardless of how BC finishes their regular season, they have exceeded pre-season expectations and with the presumptive return of Bowman and Robinson, look to have a legitimate shot at ending their NCAA drought in 2019. Of course the fire power of Robinson, with perhaps a late season resurgence of Bowman, might possibly allow BC to make a run at Barclay’s in the ACC Tournament, and try to find a way into this year’s dance.
Robinson and BC return home to Conte Saturday for a date with the #25 Miami Hurricanes (NESN).