The 5 Worst BC Sports Moments of 2011

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Yesterday we had the best, so you know what that means.

This year, there were far too many bad moments from which to choose for my liking, and as such, narrowing it down to five took some brain power. There were about seven or eight (dis)honorable mentions that could have been given out as well, but the present list should stoke enough ill will as it is.

5. Men’s basketball loses to UMass by 36

The men’s basketball team appears to have righted the ship to some degree, but things did not start off well for this new team.

On November 21, their third game, Boston College lost to Massachusetts in basketball by 36 points at home; their worst-ever defeat to the Minutemen. It was their second-worst loss at Conte Forum since it opened in 1988 and arguably one of the most lopsided, incomprehensibly bad defeats in the modern history of the program.

It was BC’s biggest margin of defeat since losing to UConn by 37 on March 8, 2003 and their worst loss since joining the ACC. What makes it worse is that it was to an in-state mid-major opponent who would normally be considered inferior. When BC lost to UNC by 34 earlier in 2011, at least they were a talented, 29-win Elite Eight team in our conference. Couple this loss with a prior 22-point loss to Holy Cross and you have one of the worst two-game stretches for this program in a very long time.