BC is a mid major (in basketball) playing in a "major" conference. I did an analysis of the program going back almost 50 years a few seasons ago and when you look at the body of work, BC is basically a mediocre "NIT level" basketball program. Yes, it has had a few runs in the Big Dance but that usually is every 10 years or so for a 2-3 season stretch (generally they catch lightning in a bottle with a recruiting class every 10 years or so and have great years (2-3) till that class graduates). Then its back to NIT bids or no bids at all. Their coaches for the most part achieve greater glory either before (Bob Cousy) or after they work on the Heights (Chuck Daly, Jim O'Brien, Gary Williams and Tom Davis to name a few). The only coach that reached their apex at BC, IMHO, is Al Skinner. Not that it is much of an apex. In any event, BC is a development program, not only in football but in basketball, and that holds true not only for the players but the coaches. The problem is that the facilities for basketball are now 30+ years old. Unlike football that has seen upgrades in the last few years, that is not the case for basketball. So, when you have an apathetic fan base, coupled with poor facilities, relative to your league competition, you have a tough road to hoe. They also have competition for recruits not only from the ACC but the Big East as well. Go to the Dunkin Center in Providence and watch a PC game against a BE opponent. The place is not Cameron but it certainly is a hell of a lot more energetic than Conte. And PC hoops is the big man on campus. BC hoops is clearly an after thought from the students to the administration. Put all that together and you have a recipe for mediocrity....and apathy, which is the worst thing for an athletic program.