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Good Streaks And Bad

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Boston College v Pittsburgh
PITTSBURGH, PA - FEBRUARY 13: Jerome Robinson #1 of the Boston College Eagles brings the ball up court in the first half during the game against the Pittsburgh Panthers at Petersen Events Center on February 13, 2018 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
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A few hours before Virginia’s undefeated streak in ACC action ended on Saturday, Boston College scored the last nine points to beat Miami at Chestnut Hill. That gave the Eagles their fifth ACC win of the year, the most conference victories in a season by BC since it went 7-11 in 2013.

Next hurdle was a crushing streak of ACC road losses that began in 2016. Prior to defeating Pitt Tuesday night, Boston College had lost 23 straight on ACC opponents’ courts, including 0-5 to start this season.

That’s not the most dismal road record lately. In January 2017 Wake Forest broke a string of 25 consecutive road losses that began three years earlier. The Demon Deacons have started a new road losing streak, dropping all seven away games in 2018 to go along with three defeats to end the ’17 season. Their best shot at a road win is a trip to Pittsburgh on Feb. 21.

The Panthers have replaced BC as the most feckless team in the league, losing all 13 conference games they’ve attempted in 2018.

Having a winless team in the league is getting to be routine. As recently as 2016, Boston College went winless in all ACC action.

Duke in 2012 and North Carolina in 2009 were the sole teams in the past decade to win every ACC road game they played. The ’09 Heels finished first in the league at 16-2 and advanced to capture the national championship. The ’12 Blue Devils, second in the ACC at 13-3, were bounced in their NCAA opener by Lehigh.

Season Winless on Road Undefeated at Home
2018 Pitt 0-7 Clemson 6-0
Wake 0-6
BC 0-5
2017 BC 0-9 UNC 9-0
FSU 9-0
2016 BC 0-9 Virginia 9-0
Wake 0-9 Miami 9-0
2015 Va. Tech 0-9 None
Wake 0-9
2014 None Duke 9-0
Virginia 9-0
2013 Wake 0-9 Duke 9-0
2012 BC 0-8 None
2011 Wake 0-8 UNC 8-0
Duke 8-0
2010 Miami 0-8 Duke 8-0
Maryland 8-0
2009 Ga. Tech 0-8 None

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