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 Tim O'Connell
Tim O'Connell

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- This tenacious rebounding center was undersized even by 1950s standards. Despite doing battle with larger pivotmen every night, the 6-2 O'Connell was the starting center on the Heights for four seasons.

- He was one of a number of New York City-area recruits who, under coach Al McClellan, began to elevate BC basketball during the pre-Roberts Center era, culminating in a 64-61 win over rival and national power Holy Cross. That game, played on March 4, 1952, was a watershed event for BC basketball; it marked the Eagles' first victory over Holy Cross in 23 years.

- O'Connell's 1952 senior team finished 22-5, but was overlooked by the postseason tournaments.

- Inducted into the Boston College Varsity Club Athletic Hall of Fame in 1993.