Boston College Basketball: 2013-14 Men’s Schedule Released


John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports

The Heights beat the Atlantic Coast Conference announcement by half an hour on Thursday afternoon as they released Boston College’s full 2013-14 men’s basketball schedule.

In its entirety:

2013-14 BC Basketball Schedule: Full Analysis

31 games: 14 away, 13 home, 4 neutral

November 2013

7 games: 3 home, 3 neutral, 1 away

November 8at ProvidenceProvidence, RITime TBA
November 10vs. MassachusettsBoston, MA (TD Garden)Time TBA
November 14vs. ToledoConte Forum (2K Sports Classic)Time TBA
November 17vs. Florida AtlanticConte Forum (2K Sports Classic)Time TBA
November 21vs. ConnecticutNew York, NY (MSG; 2K Sports Classic)7pm ET
November 22vs. Indiana OR WashingtonNew York, NY (MSG; 2K Sports Classic)TBD
November 26vs. Sacred HeartConte ForumTime TBA

December 2013

6 games: 3 away, 2 home, 1 neutral

December 4at PurdueW. Lafayette, IN (ACC-B1G Challenge)9pm ET
December 8at USCLos Angeles, CATime TBA
December 12vs. Maryland (ACC Opener)Conte Forum7pm ET
December 15vs. Philadelphia Univ.Conte ForumTime TBA
December 22at AuburnAuburn, ALTime TBA
December 28vs. VCUBrooklyn, NY (Brooklyn Hoops Winter Festival)Time TBA

January 2014

7 games: 4 home, 3 away

January 1at HarvardCambridge, MATime TBA
January 4vs. ClemsonConte Forum4pm ET
January 11at Virginia TechBlacksburg, VA12pm ET
January 13vs. SyracuseConte Forum9pm ET
January 18at North CarolinaChapel Hill, NC12pm ET
January 21vs. Georgia TechConte Forum9pm ET
January 29vs. Virginia TechConte Forum7pm ET

February 2014

8 games: 5 away, 3 home

February 1at Notre DameSouth Bend, IN12pm ET
February 5at VirginiaCharlottesville, VA7pm ET
February 8vs. DukeConte Forum6pm ET
February 12at Georgia TechAtlanta, GA7pm ET
February 16vs. Notre DameConte Forum6pm ET
February 19at SyracuseSyracuse, NY7pm ET
February 22at MiamiCoral Gables, FL12pm ET
February 26vs. PittsburghConte Forum8pm ET

March 2014

3 games: 2 away, 1 home

March 1at Wake ForestWinston-Salem, NC4pm ET
March 4vs. Florida State (Senior Day)Conte Forum9pm ET
March 9at NC StateRaleigh, NC6pm ET

There are some substantial games here. First, generally speaking, the non-conference schedule is good. Sacred Heart, Philadelphia, and Florida Atlantic are counterbalanced by schools like UConn, Indiana/Washington, and VCU. Next, in terms of ACC play, we’re going to get what we want at Conte Forum: namely, home games with Syracuse, Duke, and Notre Dame.

Boston College closes its season with 7 of its last 11 games on the road. February and March are going to be huge months for this team, especially rolling into the ACC Tournament and beyond, but there are very few stretches of this schedule that one might consider weak. In fact, there may be individual weak points on the schedule, but they’re not clustered together. That means Boston College is going to have to work hard to put win streaks together.

Assuming all teams on this schedule play to roughly their potential, 20 wins, depending on which 20, probably gets BC in the tournament. The non-conference schedule features at least three or four solid teams and the ACC schedule is brutal as expected. A 21st win in the ACC Tournament almost certainly gets the Eagles in, but there is a very long way to go until we get into resume breakdowns.