• BC to retire Curley's jersey, honor 1994 team

    By: Tom Leyden


    Boston College will retire the jersey of former center Bill Curley and honor the 1994 team on February 17 at Conte Forum.
    The 1994 Eagles advances to the Elite Eight, with wins over North Carolina and Indiana highlighting the run.

    After beating #8 seed Washington State in the tournament opener, the Eagles upset #1 ranked North Carolina 75-72 in the second round, with Curley scoring 10 of the final 11 points.

    Curley, originaly from Duxbury and currently the head coach at Emerson, was named a 1994 NABC All-American and two-time All-Big East First Team selection, and finished his career with 2,102 points and 996 rebounds – ranking fourth all-time in Boston College history in both statistical categories.  

    He was the 12th-fastest player in BC history to reach the 1,000 career point mark and is one of only seven players in program history to score better than 2,000 points in his career.  The 1991 Big East Rookie of the Year, Curley ranks fourth all-time in career field goal percentage, connecting on 56.5% of his shot attempts.  

    Curley was a three-year team captain and started all but three games of his 126-game career for Boston College, averaging 16.7 points and 7.9 rebounds per game.  He was named the 1993-94 Eagle of the Year and was inducted into the Boston College Varsity Club Athletic Hall of Fame in 2006.

    “There are few greater honors than to have your jersey retired and for the banner to hang in the rafters at Conte Forum,” said BC athletic director Martin Jarmond.  “For Bill, it is the culmination of a tremendous collegiate career and one of the great stories of a homegrown player who came from nearby Duxbury to the Heights. It will be a great moment for Boston College to recognize Bill and his family.”

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