Skinner critics blame Al every time BC is blown out. What is overlooked is how the team responds when they get their shot at a rematch. Just look at some of the blowouts since BC joined the ACC and how the team responded when they got their second chance.
Game 1 (at home) NC State 78, BC 60
Rematch (in Raleigh) BC 74, NC State 72
Game 1 (at Clemson) Clemson 74, BC 54
Rematch (at home) BC 59, Clemson 54
Last season didn’t see BC avenge any of the blowouts. But did see improvement in two of the three rematches.
Game 1 (in Chapel Hill) UNC 91, BC 69
Game 2 (in Boston) UNC 90, BC 80 (this was the game when Rice went off)
Game 1 (in Charlottesville) UVA 84, BC 66
Game 2 (in Boston) UVA 79, BC 74
Game 1 (in Clemson) Clemson 78, BC 56
Game 2 (ACC Tournament) Clemson 82, BC 48
This all brings us to Wake Forest this year. BC got killed in the first game. The team is playing much better basketball and seems more focused on the road. Will this be their chance to bounce back like previous Skinner teams?