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Boston College announces non-conference men’s basketball schedule

The Boston College men’s basketball team tips off the 2019-20 season on Wednesday, Nov. 6, with an Atlantic Coast Conference matchup against Wake Forest. Following their opener, the Eagles will play 11 non-conference games between Nov. 10 and Dec. 21.

With the ACC moving to a 20-game conference schedule and launching its own network with ESPN, each team will play one league game to open the year.

The Eagles’ first non-conference game comes four days after hosting Wake Forest with a trip to play USF in Tampa on Nov. 10. BC will host eight of the next 10 games following the foray to Florida, including the 2019 Gotham Classic and the ACC/B1G Challenge against Northwestern. BC is 7-4 all-time in the ACC/B1G Challenge.


The Gotham Classic is an annual five-team tournament held early in the season and usually including a pair of Jesuit schools. This year, the Eagles will host High Point (N.C.) on Nov. 13, Eastern Washington on Nov. 16, Belmont (Tenn.) on Nov. 20, and the Showcase Game against reigning Atlantic-10 champion and fellow Jesuit institution St. Louis on Nov. 27.

Other home games include the continuation of a home-and-home series with DePaul — a matchup won by the Eagles in Chicago last fall, 65-62 — as well as Albany on Dec. 10 and Central Connecticut on Dec. 15.

Aside from their trip to Tampa, the Eagles will travel to Richmond on Nov. 30 before closing out non-league play against California in San Francisco at the inaugural Al Attles Classic.

Hosted at the Chase Center, the new home of the Golden State Warriors, the tournament will feature a quadruple-header along with Stanford vs. San Diego, Arizona vs. St. John’s, and Saint Mary’s vs. Nevada.

Tip times and television networks are still to be determined. All games can be heard on WEEI-AM 850.


Wed., November 6Wake Forest *Conte Forum, Chestnut Hill
Sun., November 1oSouth FloridaYuengling Center, Tampa, Fl.
Wed., November 13High Point (N.C.) #Conte Forum
Sat., November 16Belmont (Tenn.) #Conte Forum
Wed., November 20Eastern Washington #Conte Forum
Sat., November 23DePaulConte Forum
Wed., November 27Saint Louis #Conte Forum
Sat., November 30RichmondRobins Center, Richmond, Va.
Tue., December 3Northwestern %Conte Forum
Tue., December 10AlbanyConte Forum
Sun., December 15Central ConnecticutConte Forum
Sat., December 21California &Chase Center, San Francisco

* -- ACC | # -- Gotham Classic | % -- ACC/B1G | & -- Al Attles Classic

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