Boston College easily defeated Wake Forest in he first round for the 2011 ACC Tournament on Thursday (as expected). The win improved the Eagles' record to 21-11 overall (they'll face Clemson in the quarterfinals on Friday at 2 p.m. EST).
It also improved their standing in the eyes of the selection committee. As it is now, Boston College is on the bubble, but they should go dancing now, says Chris Dobbertean, SB Nation's Bracketology expert, who has the Eagles as one of the Last Four In, but they still have some work to do:
While Duke and North Carolina will enter Friday's ACC quarterfinals looking to move closer to a conference title and potential top seed in the NCAA Tournament, the four teams playing in the middle games in Greensboro are looking just to get in at this point. Game two sees four seed Clemson take on Boston College, winners over Wake Forest Thursday, with the loser likely headed to the NIT (ACC Network/The ACC.com or ESPN2, 2:30 p.m. ET). The second game of the evening session sees Virginia Tech face a Florida State team that's in far better position (ACC Network/The ACC.com or ESPN2, 9:30 p.m. ET).