Joanna Bernabei-McNamee sat down at the end of the Syracuse game in December and remarked how she hoped people would see a different Boston College team in 2021. She loved her team's effort but wished the Eagles could turn the corner in key areas against opponents. Their near-miss against the Orange came one game after an upset bid against No. 3 NC State, but she saw the potential that just needed a spark after the holiday break.
A second loss to third-ranked NC State punctuated the start of the year, but the corner that looked turned against Notre Dame regressed on Sunday against Wake Forest.