UNC Basketball: Eagles vs. Tar Heels game preview

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Boston College Eagles

NCAA Basketball: Virginia at Boston College
NCAA Basketball: Virginia at Boston College /

Head Coach: Jim Christian. Career Record: 270-198. Christian is in his third season with the Eagles which is his fourth head coaching stop. In his 14 seasons, he has made the NCAA tournament only twice and not since 2008 with Kent State.

Last Season: Last season the Eagles went 7-25. They finished 0-18 in the ACC good enough for last place. They became the first team in power five sports history to go winless in conference play in both football and basketball. The highlight of their season was almost beating the first place Tar Heels in Chestnut Hill.

Best Former Player: Dana Barros. The former Eagle played 14 seasons in the NBA including six with the hometown Boston Celtics. The one-time All-Star finished his career with 8,901 points, 2,837 assists, and 1,609 rebounds.

This Season: This season the Eagles are 9-10 overall and are currently the only team in the ACC with an overall losing record. Their two wins is twice as many as Clemson and Pittsburgh, two teams projected by most to make the NCAA tournament.

Both their conference wins have come at home against teams that aren’t even on the NCAA bubble. Regardless, this team is clearly better than last seasons and should help Jim Christian keep his job another season.