For the Boston College Eagles basketball team, New Mexico basketball gameday is a chance to turn things around.
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In recent seasons, the Eagles have struggled in early-season tournaments, and even had a loss to these same New Mexico Lobos in there. Of course, this matched the overall tenor of these seasons, where Boston College has tested historical lows in their program in terms of results.
Though still very early in the season, the cracks already began to appear in the Eagles’ defeat against the Massachusetts Minutemen on Sunday. The coach and some of the players might be different, but those issues are the same, and they are well-known to Boston College basketball fans. Seeing them again today would not thrill those people, but it would not surprise them, either.
Boston College is in Puerto Rico to face the New Mexico basketball team this afternoon, starting a three-game journey that could have them face West Virginia, Texas A&M, or even UConn. Do the Eagles rebound from yet another disappointing loss to UMass, or is Boston College destined to sink below .500 once more?
Follow @SoaringtoGlory for updates on the game.
Boston College-New Mexico Basketball Gameday:
Roberto Clemente Coliseum, San Juan, Puerto Rico
BC IMG Sports Network (Online link)
Records and Rankings
Boston College is unranked and 1-1 on the season, having most recently lost, 71-62, to the UMass Minutemen.
The New Mexico Lobos are 2-0 this year but unranked; their wins are against Idaho State and Cal State Fullerton.
Most Recent Results vs. New Mexico Basketball
November 27, 2011: New Mexico wins, 75-57 (at 76 Classic in Anaheim, CA)