Boston College has announced that the 2011-2012 Boston College Men's Basketball schedule has been released, with the Eagles preparing for their second season under head coach Steve Donahue.
Unlike last season, the Eagles will open up their year with 14 straight out-of-conference games, nine of which will be played against teams in the New England area. BC will then finish the season with 16 straight ACC games.
BC will face the University of New Hampshire in their season opener at Conte Forum on Monday, November 14. After hosting UNH, BC will make the trip out to Worcester to face Holy Cross, which is one of the games featured in the Jesuit Basketball Spotlight.
After that, BC will do battle with UMass on November 21 in the Battle for the Commonwealth Cup. After the Eagles face UMass, they will head to Anaheim, California to take part in the 76 Classic, where they will open again Saint Louis on Thanksgiving Day (November 24) at 2:00 p.m. (ESPNU).
On November 30, BC will host Penn State as part of the annual Big Ten-ACC Challenge, and the game will be broadcast on ESPNU. BC has fared very well in the challenge so far, going 5-0.
BC will then resurrect its in-town rivalry with Boston University on December 3, marking its first game of the month. Following that game, the Eagles will travel to take on Providence and then will play host to Stony Brook, Bryant (December 18) and Sacred Heart (December 21) before facing Harvard (December 29) and URI (January 2) following Christmas.
The real action begins on Saturday, January 7 when the Eagles face the North Carolina Tar Heels in their ACC opener down in Chapel Hill. BC will also face Clemson on January 12, Virginia Tech on January 14, Wake Forest on January 21 and Miami on January 29 - all of which will be played at Conte Forum.
BC will play host to N.C. State on February 1, Florida State on February 8, Duke on February 19 and Georgia Tech on February 29. The Eagles wrap up their regular season at Miami on March 3.
This year's schedule features a minimum of 10 nationally-televised games, but more games could be made national as the season progresses.