It’s been an eventful start to the week for the Boston College men’s basketball program, which announced the firing of head coach Jim Christian on Monday, followed up by the announcement that redshirt sophomore Wynston Tabbs will sit out the remainder of the season due to a violation of the school’s COVID-19 policies.
According to the Boston Globe, the Eagles have had their share of COVID-related issues this season. The program had to postpone four contests in January, and had just six scholarship players available when they took on N.C. State on Feb. 6. The virus has so impacted the program that they were considering playing a game against Florida State with just four scholarship players until that game was ultimately postponed due to a positive case in the Seminole program.
It's unclear which protocol Tabbs violated. However, BC Interruption reports that the school requires students to wear face coverings on campus, to not host gatherings or non-BC guests in residences, and to maintain social distancing.
Tabbs averaged 13.3 points, 2.7 rebounds, and 1.8 assists across 12 games, including nine starts, in 2020-21.
The Eagles are in the midst of a 3-13 season and have five games remaining on their schedule.