2016–17 Boston College Eagles men's basketball team

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2016–17 Boston College Eagles men's basketball
Boston College Eagles wordmark.png
ConferenceAtlantic Coast Conference
2016–17 record9–23 (2–16 ACC)
Head coachJim Christian (3rd season)
Assistant coachScott Spinelli
Assistant coachBill Wuczynski
Assistant coachStan Heath
Home arenaConte Forum
Seasons
2016–17 ACC men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
#5 North Carolina 14 4   .778     33 7   .825
#16 Florida State 12 6   .667     26 9   .743
#14 Notre Dame 12 6   .667     26 10   .722
#10 Louisville 12 6   .667     25 9   .735
#7 Duke 11 7   .611     28 9   .757
#24 Virginia 11 7   .611     23 11   .676
Virginia Tech 10 8   .556     22 11   .667
Miami (FL) 10 8   .556     21 12   .636
Syracuse 10 8   .556     19 15   .559
Wake Forest 9 9   .500     19 14   .576
Georgia Tech 8 10   .444     21 16   .568
Clemson 6 12   .333     17 16   .515
NC State 4 14   .222     15 17   .469
Pittsburgh 4 14   .222     16 17   .485
Boston College 2 16   .111     9 23   .281
2017 ACC Tournament winner
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2016–17 Boston College Eagles men's basketball team represented Boston College during the 2016–17 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. The Eagles, led by third-year head coach Jim Christian, played their home games at the Conte Forum as members of the Atlantic Coast Conference. They finished the season 9–23, 2–16 in ACC play to finish in last place. As the No. 15 seed in the ACC Tournament, they lost in the first round to Wake Forest.

Previous season[edit]

The Eagles finished the 2015–16 season with a record of 7–25, 0–18 to finish in last place in ACC play. This was the first time a team went winless in the ACC during a season. They lost to Florida State in the first round of the ACC Tournament.

Departures[edit]

Name Number Pos. Height Weight Year Hometown Notes
Darryl Hicks 2 G 6'2" 192 RS Sophomore Louisville, KY Transferred to Campbellsville
Eli Carter 3 G 6'2" 200 RS Senior Paterson, NJ Graduated
Idy Diallo 4 F 6'11" 253 RS Freshman Los Angeles, CA Transferred to UC Riverside
Steve Perpiglia 20 G 5'10" 165 Senior Broomall, PA Walk-on; graduated
Matt Milon 22 G 6'4" 200 Freshman Ovideo, FL Transferred to William & Mary
Dennis Clifford 24 C 7'1" 262 Senior Bridgewater, MA Graduated
Sammy Barnes-Thompkins 55 G 6'3" 192 Freshman Phoenix, AZ Transferred to Odessa College

Incoming Transfers[edit]

Name Number Pos. Height Weight Year Hometown Previous School
Connar Tava 3 F 6'6" 245 RS Senior Macomb, MI Transferred from Western Michigan. Will be eligible to play immediately since Tava graduated from Western Michigan.
Maurice Jeffers 15 F 6'9" 240 RS Senior Washington, D.C. Transferred from Delaware. Will be eligible to play immediately since Jeffers graduated from Delaware.
Jordan Chatman 25 G 6'5" 195 RS Sophomore Vancouver, WA Transferred from BYU. Will be eligible to play.

Recruiting[edit]

US college sports recruiting information for high school athletes
Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight Commit date
Ty Graves
#57 SG
Greensboro, NC Page High School 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m) 165 lb (75 kg) Dec 17, 2014 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports:3/5 stars    ESPN:3/5 stars
Mike Sagay
#64 SF
Bloomfield, CT St. Thomas More School 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 205 lb (93 kg) Oct 10, 2015 
Recruiting star ratings: ScoutN/A   RivalsN/A   247Sports:3/5 stars    ESPN:3/5 stars
Nik Popovic
PF
Weston, FL The Sagemont School 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 230 lb (100 kg) Oct 10, 2015 
Recruiting star ratings: ScoutN/A   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports:3/5 stars    ESPNN/A
Ky Bowman
SG
Havelock, NC Havelock High School 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 175 lb (79 kg) Mar 30, 2016 
Recruiting star ratings: ScoutN/A   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports:3/5 stars    ESPNN/A
Overall recruiting rankings:
  • Note: In many cases, Scout, Rivals, 247Sports, and ESPN may conflict in their listings of height and weight.
  • In these cases, the average was taken. ESPN grades are on a 100-point scale.

Sources:

  • "2016 Team Ranking". Rivals.com.

Roster[edit]

2016–17 Boston College Eagles men's basketball team
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight Year Previous school Hometown
G 0 Ky Bowman 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 182 lb (83 kg) Fr Havelock High School Havelock, North Carolina
G 1 Jerome Robinson 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 190 lb (86 kg) So Needham B. Broughton High School Raleigh, North Carolina
F 2 Connar Tava 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 250 lb (113 kg) GS Western Michigan Macomb, Michigan
G 3 Ty Graves 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 165 lb (75 kg) Fr High Point Christian Academy Greensboro, North Carolina
F 5 Garland Owens 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 222 lb (101 kg) Sr Colonel Zadok A. Magruder High School Gaithersburg, Maryland
F 10 Ervins Meznieks 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 230 lb (104 kg) So Riga Teika Secondary School Riga, Latvia
F 11 A.J. Turner 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 188 lb (85 kg) So New Hampton School Mount Clemens, Michigan
F/C 12 Johncarlos Reyes 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 214 lb (97 kg) RS Fr Sound Doctrine Christian Academy Lawrenceville, Georgia
F 14 Aser Ghebremichael (W) 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 195 lb (88 kg) So Brooks School Somerville, Massachusetts
F 15 Mo Jeffers 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 240 lb (109 kg) GS Delaware Washington, D.C.
G/F 20 Gordon Gehan (W) 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 220 lb (100 kg) So Episcopal School of Dallas Dallas, Texas
F 21 Nik Popovic 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 243 lb (110 kg) Fr Sagemont School Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina
G 22 Matt DiLuccio (W) 5 ft 11 in (1.8 m) 180 lb (82 kg) Fr South Side High School Rockville Centre, New York
F 23 Mike Sagay 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 200 lb (91 kg) Fr St. Thomas More School (CT) Bloomfield, Connecticut
G 25 Jordan Chatman 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 198 lb (90 kg) RS So BYU Vancouver, Washington
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • (W) Walk-on

Roster

Schedule and results[edit]

Date
time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record Site (attendance)
city, state
Exhibition
11/03/2016*
7:00 PM
Stonehill W 81–74 
Conte Forum 
Chestnut Hill, MA
Non-conference regular season
11/11/2016*
7:00 PM, ACCN Extra
Nicholls State L 73–79  0–1
Conte Forum (3,122)
Chestnut Hill, MA
11/15/2016*
7:00 PM, ACCN Extra
Maryland Eastern Shore W 73–57  1–1
Conte Forum (2,051)
Chestnut Hill, MA
11/20/2016*
1:00 PM, ACCN Extra
Stony Brook
Barclays Center Classic Opening Round
W 82–75  2–1
Conte Forum (2,108)
Chestnut Hill, MA
11/22/2016*
7:00 PM, ACCN Extra
Towson
Barclays Center Classic
W 80–70  3–1
Conte Forum (2,163)
Chestnut Hill, MA
11/25/2016*
7:00 PM, ASN
vs. Kansas State
Barclays Center Classic semifinals
L 54–72  3–2
Barclays Center 
Brooklyn, NY
11/26/2016*
7:00 PM, ASN
vs. Richmond
Barclays Center Classic Consolation Game
L 54–67  3–3
Barclays Center 
Brooklyn, NY
12/03/2016*
1:00 PM, ACCN Extra
Dartmouth W 88–70  4–3
Conte Forum (3,188)
Chestnut Hill, MA
12/07/2016*
7:00 PM, ACCN Extra
Harvard
Rivalry
L 66–74  4–4
Conte Forum (3,832)
Chestnut Hill, MA
12/09/2016*
7:00 PM, ACCN Extra
Hartford L 63–65  4–5
Conte Forum (2,274)
Chestnut Hill, MA
12/12/2016*
7:00 PM, FS1
vs. Auburn
Under Armour Reunion
W 72–71  5–5
Madison Square Garden 
New York City, NY
12/18/2016*
1:00 PM, ACCN Extra
Sacred Heart W 82–75  6–5
Conte Forum 
Chestnut Hill, MA
12/21/2016*
6:00 PM, CBSSN
vs. Fairfield
Hall of Fame's Birthday of Basketball
L 83–89  6–6
Mohegan Sun Arena 
Uncasville, CT
12/23/2016*
4:00 PM, ESPNU
Providence W 79–67  7–6
Conte Forum (5,266)
Chestnut Hill, MA
ACC regular season
01/01/2017
12:30 PM, ESPNU
Syracuse W 96–81  8–6
(1–0)
Conte Forum (7,226)
Chestnut Hill, MA
01/03/2017
7:30 PM, RSN/NESN
at Wake Forest L 66–79  8–7
(1–1)
LJVM Coliseum (7,708)
Winston-Salem, NC
01/07/2017
2:00 PM, RSN/NESN
at No. 8 Duke L 82–93  8–8
(1–2)
Cameron Indoor Stadium (9,914)
Durham, NC
01/11/2017
9:00 PM, RSN/NESN
NC State W 74–66  9–8
(2–2)
Conte Forum (3,904)
Chestnut Hill, MA
01/14/2017
4:00 PM, RSN/NESN
at Syracuse L 53–76  9–9
(2–3)
Carrier Dome (21,626)
Syracuse, NY
01/18/2017
8:00 PM, ACCN
No. 16 Virginia L 54–71  9–10
(2–4)
Conte Forum (5,038)
Chestnut Hill, MA
01/21/2017
12:00 PM, ACCN
No. 9 North Carolina L 82–90  9–11
(2–5)
Conte Forum (8,606)
Chestnut Hill, MA
01/25/2017
9:00 PM, RSN/NESN
at Miami (FL) L 77–78  9–12
(2–6)
BankUnited Center (7,139)
Coral Gables, FL
01/29/2017
6:30 PM, ESPNU
at Virginia Tech L 79–85  9–13
(2–7)
Cassell Coliseum (7,372)
Blacksburg, VA
01/31/2017
7:30 PM, ESPNU
Wake Forest L 80–85  9–14
(2–8)
Conte Forum (3,751)
Chestnut Hill, MA
02/04/2017
4:30 PM, ACCN
No. 6 Louisville L 67–90  9–15
(2–9)
Conte Forum (7,047)
Chestnut Hill, MA
02/08/2017
7:00 PM, RSN/NESN
Pittsburgh L 72–83  9–16
(2–10)
Conte Forum (3,843)
Chestnut Hill, MA
02/11/2017
5:30 PM, RSN/NESN
at Georgia Tech L 54–65  9–17
(2–11)
Hank McCamish Pavilion (7,391)
Atlanta, GA
02/14/2017
7:00 PM, ESPNU
No. 25 Notre Dame L 76–84  9–18
(2–12)
Conte Forum (4,321)
Chestnut Hill, MA
02/20/2017
7:00 PM, ESPNU
at No. 19 Florida State L 72–104  9–19
(2–13)
Donald L. Tucker Civic Center (9,609)
Tallahassee, FL
02/25/2017
4:00 PM, RSN/NESN
Virginia Tech L 75–91  9–20
(2–14)
Conte Forum (6,311)
Chestnut Hill, MA
03/01/2017
8:00 PM, ACCN
at No. 19 Notre Dame L 66–82  9–21
(2–15)
Edmund P. Joyce Center (9,028)
South Bend, IN
03/04/2017
4:00 pm, ACCN
at Clemson L 68–82  9–22
(2–16)
Littlejohn Coliseum (8,135)
Clemson, SC
ACC Tournament
March 7, 2017
2:00 pm, ESPN2
(15) vs. (10) Wake Forest
First round
L 78–92  9–23
Barclays Center (8,656)
Brooklyn, NY
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
All times are in Eastern Time.

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