Boston College basketball program dates back to 1904 with the Eagles first appearing in the NCAA Tournament in 1958. They returned to the Big Dance in 1967 and advanced to the Sweet Sixteen before losing to the North Carolina Tar Heels. The Eagles have been inconsistent reaching the NCAA Tournament over the years, but have played in the March tournament more than 15 times in their history. Boston College has reached the Sweet Sixteen over eight times advancing to the Elite Eight multiple times. Overall, the Eagles have won more than 20 games in the NCAA Tournament.
The Eagles had two stretches in different decades of success in the NCAA Tournament. During the 1980s, Boston College reached the Sweet Sixteen in 1981, 1982, 1983, and 1985 with a trip to the Elite Eight in 1984. The Eagles also went on a consistent run of appearing in March in the 2000s with seven appearances in the 10-year span. The highlight of that stretch occurred in 2006 when they reached the Sweet Sixteen.
Boston College started the 2004-2005 season 20-0 and eventually earned a number three ranking in the country and a four seed in the NCAA Tournament. Unfortunately, after winning their first game, the Eagles dropped their second game to Wisconsin-Milwaukee ending a very impressive season for Boston College. The Eagles rebounded the next year by advancing to the Sweet Sixteen, a feat they have yet to reach again.
Boston College Eagles Recent NCAA Tourament History
In 2009, Boston College reached the NCAA Tournament as a seven seed, but their stay was very short lived as they lost to the 10 seed in USC. The Trojans defeated the Eagles 72-55, ending their season with 22 victories.