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Brad Bates pleased with BC basketball

GREENSBORO, N.C. — An 84-64 win over Georgia Tech in the opening round of the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament on Thursday was another step in the rebuilding process for the Boston College men’s basketball team, and following the victory new athletic director Brad Bates gave coach Steve Donahue and the program a vote of confidence.

“You look at what Steve’s doing, how he’s building the program, he’s not just doing a short-term fix, he’s building a foundation,” said Bates. “You look at the youth with which he’s competing this year, you look at the performance today, you look at the body of work, and that’s how you look at the program, and administratively our responsibility is to provide him with the resources so we can realize his great vision for the program.”

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